After the success of last year’s production of Satyagraha, Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer have once again collaborated with director Phelim McDermott and designer Julian Crouch to create a one night only celebration for the Metropolitan Opera’s 125th Anniversary Gala.
Using a combination of historical material from the Met’s extensive archive and original animation and artwork, the production will recreate 26 arias opera from the last 125 years of Met productions.
The gala will also celebrate Placido Domingo’s 40th anniversary with the company. The evening will feature Marc Chagall’s Die Zauberflote designs (1967); the outlawed first presentation outside Bayreuth of Wagner’s Parsifal (1903); the world premiere of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West (1910); the 1883 Opening Night of Faust; and other classic productions from Met history.
For more information and to book tickets, visit The Met’s website
To read a New York Times article about the Gala, click here
Read about the gala in The Economist