During a time of crisis, when venues were unable to open their doors to their regular audiences, The Met Opera presented an unprecedented virtual At-Home Gala, featuring more than 40 leading artists performing in a live stream from their homes all around the world.
The event took place on April 25, and was available for free on the Met’s website. General Manager Peter Gelb and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin hosted the Gala from their homes in New York City and Montreal, respectively. Mr. Nézet-Séguin also participated in the gala as a pianist and was featured as conductor in pre-recorded performances by the Met Orchestra and Chorus, which were created from individual takes from the homes of each of the musicians in the days leading up to the gala.
59 Productions created the opening title sequence for the Gala as well as the still images that were used throughout.
The At-Home Gala is part of the Met’s urgent “The Voice Must Be Heard” fundraising campaign to support the company and protect its future.