Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11

This production ran: Sep 11

This Production is in the past


In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Met presents Verdi’s Requiem, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the extraordinary Met Orchestra and Chorus as well as a quartet of star soloists: soprano Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, tenor Matthew Polenzani, and bass-baritone Eric Owens. The concert marks the first performance inside the Metropolitan Opera House since the March 2020 closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Audiences in New York City and beyond will also be able to see and hear live transmissions of Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11. The performance will be transmitted live as part of Great Performances on PBS, with ballet star Misty Copeland hosting the program from nearby the site of the 9/11 Museum. Live audio from the performance will also be broadcast directly outside the Met in Lincoln Center Plaza. As part of a citywide remembrance, the Met will be participating in the 9/11 Tribute in Light, bathing its façade in sky-blue light. The English-language text of the Requiem will also be projected onto the façade of the opera house during the performance.

Face masks and proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 are required for all audience members. Learn more.

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This concert is presented in association with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

The Verdi Requiem concert and broadcast are made possible by a generous gift from C. Graham Berwind, III.

The Metropolitan Opera Chorus costumes were underwritten by a generous gift from Douglas Dockery Thomas.


Languages sung in Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11

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Title languages displayed for Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11

Met Titles In

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish


Timeline for the show, Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11

Estimated Run Time

1 hrs 30 mins

  • House Opens

  • 90 mins

  • Performance Ends