The Met Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor

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All events for the second half of the 2020–2021 season are still planned, but cannot currently be booked. Advance ticket sales have been interrupted. The current experience with the coronavirus pandemic has shown us that in the event of strong demand (above the currently permitted 500 guests), advance sales can only be expanded once the official approval has been given to open the hall accordingly. We will continue to publish or confirm the final program six weeks before the scheduled event.

A true international star, American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato fills the stage with her flexible voice and incredible charisma. The first half of the concert, featuring arias from Berlioz’s opera Les Troyens, will be dedicated to her. The ambitions and dimensions of this work, which was premiered in Karlsruhe, were surpassed only by Wagner’s Ring. The program will continue with Berlioz’s well-known Symphonie fantastique. The work centers around Berlioz’s future wife, alternately portrayed by the composer as an angel and a witch (Mahler would later emulate him in his Sixth Symphony). The work’s precedent-setting instrumentation is virtually tailor-made to showcase the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra’s exceptional qualities.

Photo that shows Yannick Nezet Seguin C Hansvanderwoerd 002. © Hans van der Woerd
© Hans van der Woerd


Hector Berlioz
From the opera Les Troyens:
“Chers Tyriens, tant de nobles travaux,” Dido’s aria
Chasse royale et orage
“Adieu, fière cité,” Dido’s aria

Symphonie fantastique, op. 14

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