May 7, 2017
Piotr Beczała, Ben Bliss, Stephanie Blythe, Joseph Calleja, Javier Camarena, Dwayne Croft, Diana Damrau, David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato, Plácido Domingo, Yusif Eyvazov, Michael Fabiano, Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Susan Graham, Vittorio Grigolo, Gunther Groissböck, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Christopher Job, Mariusz Kwiecień, Isabel Leonard, Željko Lučić, Angela Meade, Latonia Moore, James Morris, Anna Netrebko, Kristine Opolais, Eric Owens, René Pape, Matthew Polenzani, Sava Vemić, Michael Volle, Yunpeng Wang, Pretty Yende, Sonya Yoncheva and Dolora Zajick.
Marco Armiliato, James Levine, Yannick Nézet Séguin; conductors
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
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On May 7, 2017, the Met celebrated its golden anniversary in Lincoln Center with a spectacular gala featuring some of the greatest artists in opera.
From Renée Fleming’s ravishing “Porgi, amor” to the brilliant high Cs of Javier Camarena’s “Pour mon âme!,” Anna Netrebko’s show-stopping “Un bel dì” to Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s heroic surprise
appearance singing “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata,” this recording captures the magic of a unique and magnificent night at the opera.
The 3 CD set is packaged in an 8 panel soft pack with a 40 page booklet comprised of articles from the Playbill, the gala concert dinner program, timeline, and photos.
“Ms. Opolais seemed to live with it, growing in stature as the evening went on and radiating the kind of aura – one that demands you watch her, and sympathize with her – that defines a star… She is a performer with a tremendous future ahead of her. New York will be lucky to have her.”
New York Observer