On Monday, March 14, 2022, All Classical Portland shared a special live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera‘s benefit concert to support Ukrainian citizens. Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, a video recording of the performance is available to stream for free at metopera.org until March 22, 2022.
All ticket sales and donations from this special concert will support relief efforts in Ukraine.
Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin led 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. Buialskyi who led the Met Chorus in a performance of the Ukrainian national anthem.
- National Anthem of Ukraine
- “Prayer for the Ukraine” by Valentin Silvestrov
- Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber
- “Va, pensiero” from Verdi’s Nabucco
- Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss
Lise Davidsen, soprano
- Finale from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Op. 125
Elza van den Heever, soprano
Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano
Piotr Beczała, tenor
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone
You can watch an archive of the performance at metopera.org until March 22, 2022.
Learn more about this special event on the Metropolitan Opera’s website.
For more ways to help the citizens of Ukraine, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine website.