Rhinegold A Starry line-up for the Met's New Year concert: Sopranos Angel Blue and Pretty Yende, and tenors Javier Camarena and Matthew Polenzani, live from the Parktheater im Kurhaus Göggingen, in Augsburg, Germany

Simon Smith

Stars line up for the Met’s glittering global recital series

9:45, 12th January 2021

The Metropolitan Opera’s Met Stars Live in Concert pay-per-view series continues into the New Year with recitals from Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczała on Saturday 23 January; Anna Netrebko on Saturday 6 February; and Sonya Yoncheva on Saturday 27 February.

The final recital to be announced in the series will feature US soprano Angel Blue who starred in the Met’s New Year’s Eve Gala live-streamed from Augsburg, Germany together with Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena and Matthew Polenzani.

The  series, launched in July 2020, stars some of opera’s most famous artists singing from locations across Europe and United States. To date, in addition to the New Year’s Eve Gala, the series has featured Jonas Kaufmann from Polling, Bavaria; Renée Fleming from Washington DC; Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak from Èze, France; Lise Davidsen from Oslo, Norway; Joyce DiDonato from Bochum, Germany; Diana Damrau and Joseph Calleja from Caserta, Italy; and Bryn Terfel from Brecon Cathedral in Wales.

Tickets for each recital are $20 and can be purchased on the Met’s website at metopera.org. Performances will be available for on-demand viewing for 14 days following the live event.

The recitals, viewed to date by audiences of more than 150,000 worldwide, are shot with multiple cameras, linked by satellite to a control room in New York City where host soprano Christine Goerke is situated.

Gary Halvorson, the award-winning director of the Met’s Live in HD cinema transmissions, directs

Meanwhile, The Met Opera’s free Nightly Opera Streams which began at the start of the lockdown will continue until Verdi’s Aida conducted by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Seguin opens the Met’s 2021-22 season in September.

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