[UPDATE] On March 14, the Metropolitan Opera presented a benefit performance to support Ukraine and its brave citizens, with all ticket sales and donations going to support relief efforts. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin led the Met Orchestra and Chorus, as well as sopranos Lise Davidsen and Elza van den Heever, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, tenor Piotr Beczała, and bass-baritones Ryan Speedo Green and Vladyslav Buialskyi. Visit the Met’s website via this link to listen to the concert on demand, now through March 21:
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Next Monday, March 14, at 6PM ET, the Metropolitan Opera will present a benefit performance to support Ukrainian citizens under attack. All ticket sales and other proceeds will 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. (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. It will also be carried live on Met Opera Radio on Sirius XM Channel 355, and streamed live on the Met website.
For more ways to help the citizens of Ukraine, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine website.
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