Upcoming Talks and Events

April 18, 7:30PM
The Divine Feminine in El Niño: An Evening of Latinx Poetry, Music, and Dance
Judson Memorial Church

The Met and Qween Jean of Judson Memorial Church present an evening of Latinx poetry, music, and dance, with a special focus on the work of Rosario Castellanos. Director Lileana Blain-Cruz joins Ghanaian artist JOJO ABOT in conversation, and a diverse lineup of women artists present performances of opera, multi-media art, dance, and poetry curated by CantoMundo's Deborah Paredez. Free; registration required. 


April 19, 6PM
El Niño at Fordham University: Opera, Baby Jesus, and Today’s Refugees
Church of St. Paul the Apostle

The Met partners with Fordham University for a conversation at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. David Gibson, director of Fordham's Center on Religion and Culture, moderates the discussion among Lileana Blain-Cruz, director of the Met premiere of El Niño, Fadi Skeiker of the university’s theater department, and Fordham theology professor Leo Guardado. Mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack also performs a selection from the score. Free; registration required.



May 6, 7PM
The Metropolitan Opera Celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage with WQXR The Greene Space

The Met and WQXR celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a concert in the Greene Space, featuring AAPI artists singing favorite repertoire and musical selections that reflect their heritage. Met Radio Host Debra Lew Harder also moderates a conversation with soprano Ying Fang, countertenor Siman Chung, and Tony Award–winning set designer Mimi Lien. Complimentary pre-performance light bites will be provided courtesy of Pearl River Mart. Free, registration required.


Past Events

February 22, 7:30PM
Opera Evolved: Genre Fluidity
National Sawdust

The second installment of this three-part series celebrates artistic convergence by investigating the intersection of innovation and tradition at National Sawdust. This event brings together a diverse array of multi-faceted artists, including Paola Prestini, esteemed composer and co-founder and artistic director of National Sawdust, and dynamic theater and opera director Lileana Blain-Cruz. Attendees will be treated to rich discussions and captivating performances that highlight genre-blending compositions and illustrate the transformative power of opera.

Click here to watch the archival recording.