To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the events on September 11, the Metropolitan Opera will perform Verdi’s Requiem, presented in association with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct the Met Orchestra and Chorus as well as a quartet of star soloists, soprano Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča, 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.
The concert and broadcast are made possible by a generous gift from C. Graham Berwind, III, and the Metropolitan Opera Chorus costumes were underwritten by a generous gift from Douglas Dockery Thomas.
Additionally, The Met has given 500 tickets to families and stakeholders impacted by 9/11. Tickets are $25 and go on sale August 27 at 12PM ET. Due to limited seating capacity, tickets are limited to two per order.
Face masks and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 are required for all audience members. Learn more.
Get tickets here on August 27 at 12noon
On Tuesday, The Metropolitan Opera struck a labor deal with its orchestra, paving the way for its musicians to return to work and for the company, the largest performing arts organization in the nation. The Met Opera will resume performances in September after being shut down for more than a year by the pandemic. More on that from the New York Times.