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Great Performances - Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of that most tragic today we’ll NEVER FORGET, New York’s famed Metropolitan Opera reopens its doors tonight after over 18 1/2 months. Tonight’s bittersweet reopening pays tribute to the brave men and women, the families, and all those we lost during that horrific day (plus within this past year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic) with a special presentation of Verdi’s REQUIEM.
Conducted by Maestro Yannick Nezet-Seguin and accompanied by The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, it will feature the unbelievable talents of some of The Met’a greatest voices consisting of….
Soprano AILYN PÉREZ,
Soprano Elina Garanca,
Bass-Baritone Eric Owens,
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This performance will have The Met’s first live audience in 18 months. Tickets for this special performance is already sold out. They first went out be going out first to the families of those who we lost on 9/11 before going out to the general public.
The historical reopening / tribute performance will air LIVE this evening at 8pm EST on PBSGreat Performances At The Met series.
Along with its live airing on PBS this evening, REQUIEM will also bring back the Met’s tradition of outdoor opening night streams outside. It will be played on a giant screen outside the Met (right in the center of the Lincoln Center campus) with the façade of the house bathed in blue as part of the citywide 9/11 Tribute in Lights.
The Metropolitan Opera will start presenting Operas themselves once again beginning September 27th, 2021. It will have its triumphant comeback kicking off the 2021-2022 season with the debut of Terrence Blanchard’s FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES.
Check your local listings!!
Welcome Back Metropolitan Opera!!
We cannot wait to hear the beautiful angelic sounds once again.
We missed you.
Break legs to the company, musicians, crew, and everyone.
Who cannot wait?
Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber

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