The Met Opera livestreams an all-star At-Home Gala
The Metropolitan Opera announced plans today to livestream an At-Home Gala on Saturday, April 25, at 1pm EDT, featuring performances by many of the company’s most prominent artists, live from their own quarantines around the world. Hosted by General Manager Peter Gelb in New York City and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Montreal, the program will be streamed for free on the Met’s website.
The gala will start at 1pm EDT, the regularly scheduled time for the Met’s Saturday matinee performances, and will be available via the Met’s website at metopera.org. After the live showing, the program will continue to be available on demand on the Met website until 6:30pm EDT the following day. The complete program will be announced shortly.
Some of the artists participating in this gala are Diana Damrau, Michael Fabiano, Isabel Leonard, René Pape, Ailyn Pérez, Matthew Polenzani, Elza van de Heever, Pretty Yende, Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Erin Morley and Anita Rachvelishvili.
La Damnation de Faust in Missouri
On March 13 Isabel Leonard stars as Marguerite in a concert performance of Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust at Powell Hall with Stéphane Denève leading the St. Louis Symphony.
Joining her are Michael Spyres in the role of Faust, John Relyea as Méphistophélès and Anthony Clark Evans as Brander.
IN THE PRESS
“I always sang, since I was a child,” says Isabel Leonard. “I ended up fully entrenched in classical music, really, once I began at Juilliard. Before college I had been singing musical theater and with the jazz band as well…. I love it all!”
Hailed as “opera’s most in-demand singer” by Town and Country, the two-time Grammy-winning Isabel Leonard makes her Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra subscription concert debut February 7–8, singing the role of “l’enfant” (“The Child”) in Ravel’s fairy-tale opera L’enfant et les sortilèges.
Isabel Leonard has built an unprecedented international career, performing all over the world and winning a number of competitions and awards, chief of which is the prestigious Richard Tucker Foundation Award in 2013. An audience favorite at The Metropolitan Opera, last season she sang three leading roles there. Two of these, the title role in Nico Muhly’s new opera Marnie (a Met commission), and the role of Blanche in Poulenc’s tragic Dialogues des Carmelites, were broadcast all over the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD program. Recent years have also seen her perform the title role in Rossini’s La Cenerentola with Wiener Staatsoper and Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther with the Royal Opera House in London.