Items of Interest
Nightly Opera Stream: The Audition
Follow a dozen rising stars as they prepare to take the stage in the Grand Finals of the 2007 National Council Auditions. Susan Froemke’s celebrated documentary goes behind the scenes of one of the world’s most prestigious vocal competitions and features a number of artists who would go on to have major international careers. This stream can be viewed until 6:30PM ET Saturday, May 15.
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Nightly Opera Streams, May 10–16
Leading up to the 2021 National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert on May 16, this week of free streams pays tribute to some of the extraordinary Met artists who have participated in the competition over the past 60 years. Review the schedule and explore a collection of related articles, videos, podcasts, and more.
A Concert for New York
On Sunday, May 16, at the Knockdown Center in Queens, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, and soloists Angel Blue, Stephen Costello, Justin Austin, and Eric Owens, in A Concert for New York, the Met’s first performance for an in-person audience since the pandemic closed the opera house in March 2020.
Aria Code: Dawn Upshaw on The Rake’s Progress
Don’t miss the latest episode of our Aria Code podcast, created in collaboration with WQXR. In this installment, host Rhiannon Giddens speaks with soprano Dawn Upshaw about the virtuous Anne Trulove’s aria “No word from Tom” from Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress.
Nightly Opera Streams, May 17–23
Thrilling trills, hair-raising high notes, and death-defying descents into madness abound in this lineup of operas featuring some of the repertory’s greatest mad scenes. Peruse the schedule and dive into a selection of supplemental content.
Black Voices at the Met
Our exhibition chronicling the extensive contributions made by African American artists at the Met and the decades-long struggle for racial equality at the nation's leading opera company—originally installed in the opera house in connection with the 2019 new production of Porgy and Bess—is now available in digital format.