How To Virtually Attend Tonight’s Met Gala

The annual Met Gala might not be able to happen in person this year, but like many other big events, the organisers have made the decision to bring the event online instead—and you’re invited this year.

The “At-Home Gala” kicks off at 1pm ET today and is hosted by General Manager Peter Gelb in New York City and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Montreal.

The Gala will feature performances by more than 40 leading Met artists, all of which will perform live from their homes via Skype. If you’d like to join, you can tune in directly on the Met’s website.

The 1pm kickoff time was selected because it is traditionally when The Met’s matinee shows begin. If you’d rather watch at night, you can access the show on-demand until 6:30pm ET on Sunday.

Here’s a list of today’s featured artists:

  • Ildar Abdrazakov – Moscow, Russia

  • Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak – Le Raincy, France

  • Marco Armiliato – Lugano, Switzerland

  • Jamie Barton – Atlanta, Georgia

  • Piotr Beczała – Zabnica, Poland

  • Angel Blue – Alpine, New Jersey

  • Lawrence Brownlee – Niceville, Florida

  • Joseph Calleja – Mellieha, Malta

  • Javier Camarena – Zurich, Switzerland

  • Nicole Car and Etienne Dupuis – Paris, France

  • David Chan – Closter, New Jersey

  • Anthony Roth Costanzo – New York, New York

  • Stephen Costello and Yoon Kwon Costello – New York, New York

  • Diana Damrau and Nicolas Testé – Orange, France

  • Michael Fabiano – Bonita Springs, Florida

  • Renée Fleming – Virginia

  • Elīna Garanča – Riga, Latvia

  • Gunther Groissböck – Lugano, Switzerland

  • Jonas Kaufmann – Munich, Germany

  • Quinn Kelsey – Toronto, Canada

  • Isabel Leonard – New York, New York

  • Ambrogio Maestri – Lugano, Switzerland

  • Peter Mattei – Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden

  • Erin Morley – New Haven, Connecticut

  • Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov – Vienna, Austria

  • Lisette Oropesa – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • René Pape – Dresden, Germany

  • Ailyn Pérez and Soloman Howard – Chicago, Illinois

  • Matthew Polenzani – Pelham, New York

  • Anita Rachvelishvili – Tbilisi, Georgia

  • Golda Schultz – Bavaria, Germany

  • Nadine Sierra – Valencia, Spain

  • Bryn Terfel and Hannah Stone – Wales

  • Elza van den Heever – Montpellier, France

  • Michael Volle – Berlin, Germany

  • Sonya Yoncheva – Geneva, Switzerland

The online event is also just one of many The Met has done in recent weeks. Each night it has been broadcasting a new opera on its website. Operas are added to the site at 7:30pm ET each day and remain available until 6:30pm the following day. Here’s what it has planned for next week:

Monday, April 27
Donizetti’s Anna Bolena
Starring Anna Netrebko, Ekaterina Gubanova, Stephen Costello, and Ildar Abdrazakov, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From October 15, 2011.

Tuesday, April 28
Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda
Starring Elza van den Heever, Joyce DiDonato, and Matthew Polenzani, conducted by Maurizio Benini. From January 19, 2013.

Wednesday, April 29
Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux
Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Elīna Garanča, Matthew Polenzani, and Mariusz Kwiecien, conducted by Maurizio Benini. From April 16, 2016.

Thursday, April 30
Nico Muhly’s Marnie
Starring Isabel Leonard, Iestyn Davies, and Christopher Maltman, conducted by Roberto Spano. From November 10, 2018.

Friday, May 1
Viewers’ Choice: Verdi’s Aida
Starring Leontyne Price, Fiorenza Cossotto, James McCracken, and Simon Estes, conducted by James Levine. Transmitted live on January 3, 1985.

Saturday, May 2
Verdi’s Luisa Miller
Starring Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczała, and Plácido Domingo, conducted by Bertrand de Billy. From April 14, 2018.

Sunday, May 3
Borodin’s Prince Igor
Starring Oksana Dyka, Anita Rachvelishvili, and Ildar Abdrazakov, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. From March 1, 2014.


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