NEW YORK – Emily D’Angelo made the point with Before singing at the Metropolitan, dress appropriately Opera’s concert To commemorate the 1st anniversary of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine.
The 28yearA dark-skinned Canadian mezzo-soprano, walked on Friday night to the Mozart Requiem stage in a black skirt. with The white tally marksAs on a school chalkboard, four vertical slashes are used to create each set. A diagonal is added at the end of each set. of five. All 365 items were included in the Esther Perbandt outfit. Each day was marked with a different number. of The bloodiest war in Europe since World War II.
“Although an opera house doesn’t have the offensive capacity of an Abrams tank or an F-16 jet, the Metropolitan Opera is proud to be a powerful cultural resource for Ukraine, helping to lead the fight for artistic liberty against (Vladimir) Putin’s cultural propaganda machine,” Met Peter Gelb was the general manager of U.N. Ambassadors Sergiy Kyslytsya of Ukraine Linda Thomas Greenfield of U.S. “We demonstrate the free world’s ongoing cultural resolve to defend Ukraine’s liberty in the face of brutal oppression.”
Met Yannick Neezet-Seguin was the music director for what was called “For Ukraine: A Concert of Remembrance and Hope,” It also included Dmytro Popov (Ukrainian tenor), Vladyslav Buialskyi (bass-baritone), and Golda Schultz (South African soprano). The Metropolitan Opera A yellow-blue house UkraineThey opened with the flag of’s and an actual flag that was hung over the stage. with UkraineThis is the anthem. with The Mozart Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No. Ends at 5 with Valentin Silvestrov’ hymn “Prayer for Ukraine.”
“The Metropolitan Opera,” Kyslytsya said, “adopted Ukrainian culture, adopted me, adopted my mission.”
Ukraine At the beginning, Olena Zelenska was the first lady. of The evening was concluded with a recorded video speech.
“You have proven that art can help and save, literally,” Sie said. “I hope that it is on this stage that we will soon be able to celebrate the victory of humanity, of art, of Ukraine, and it will be our common victory.”
During curtain calls, the Ukrainian singers wore flags. The cost of tickets was $50 with The Met It stated that the price was lower than usual in hopes of attracting large donations from the audience. Ukraine’s war effort.
Gelb dropped Russian artists refusing to distance themselves Putin-related from him MetThis is the roster of, including Anna Netrebko (star soprano).
“It’s a small price to pay,” He stated. “To be on the side of right was what’s important. I wouldn’t be able to look at myself in the mirror and have known Putin supporters performing on our stage.”
Ildar Abdrazakov from Russia, who took his music to a new production of Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino” The Met Next season, was recently quoted as saying that artists should be neutral.
“My response is they chose a side and they chose the wrong side,” Gelb claimed. “I feel sorry that he like many other Russians are so misinformed and don’t really understand what’s going on in the world.”
It Met Four interns were hired by the company. Ukraine Gelb will add Ukrainian composers. MetThe commissioning program. Keri-Lynn Wilson (Canadian-Ukrainian conductor) will once again be leading a summer tour. of The Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra. Following conducting the concert, she returned to New York. Verdi Requiem Ukrainian composer Viktoriia Politova “Bucha. Lacrimosa” At the Lviv National Opera On Tuesday, we will remember fallen soldiers and their victims of Russia’s invasion.
“I felt that I had to go and experience this myself and show Putin that he cannot kill culture, he cannot kill the soul of Ukraine,” Wilson stated. “We had to hide in a bomb shelter for the first rehearsal. For the dress rehearsal we were delayed two hours in a bomb shelter. But I didn’t feel any fear — there was no fear. There was this determination to somehow get through this concert, and it went on beautifully.
“They kept the power going. The power continued to flow. And then, there were soldiers, young boys in the audience. As I stood to take my bow, the crowd applauded me. I began to applaud soldiers. We all cheered on the soldiers. That’s how the power works. of Music does.