This production ran: Mar 14

This Production is in the past


The audio broadcast of this performance is available for on-demand listening through April 30.

On Monday, March 14, at 6PM ET, the Metropolitan Opera will present a benefit performance to support Ukrainian citizens under attack, with all ticket sales and donations going to support relief efforts in Ukraine. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the Met Orchestra and Chorus and star soloists in a 70-minute program, featuring music by Valentin Silvestrov, Barber, Verdi, Strauss, and Beethoven. The soloists will be Lise Davidsen and Elza van den Heever, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, tenor Piotr Beczała, bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green, and Ukrainian bass-baritone Vladyslav Buialskyi, who will lead the Met Chorus in a performance of the Ukrainian national anthem.

A Concert for Ukraine will be broadcast in the U.S. via many of the radio stations that regularly carry the Met’s Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcasts, as well as member stations of National Public Radio. Please check your local listing for details. The concert will be broadcast internationally via the European Broadcasting Union, allowing it to be heard in most countries in the world. The concert will also be carried live on Met Opera Radio on Sirius XM (channel 355) and streamed live here. For a full list of participating stations, click the following:
US Radio Stations
International Radio Stations

For more ways to help the citizens of Ukraine, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine website.

All audience members must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and wear face masks at all times inside the Met, except when eating or drinking in designated areas. For more information on health and safety policies, visit our commitment page.

A Concert for Ukraine is made possible by a generous gift from C. Graham Berwind, III.

Program Details

National Anthem of Ukraine

“Prayer for Ukraine” by Valentin Silvestrov

Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber

“Va, pensiero” from Verdi’s Nabucco

Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss
            Lise Davidsen, soprano

Finale from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Op. 125
            Elza van den Heever, soprano
            Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano
            Piotr Beczała, tenor
            Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone