Metropolitan Opera in New York will mark the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with a concert to commemorate the war’s victims.
Met music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mozart’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Soprano Golda Schultz, mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo, tenor Dmytro Popov and Ukrainian bass-baritone Vladyslav Buialskyi will be soloists in February. 24 performances.
“Mozart’s Requiem is to commemorate the innocent victims of war, and Beethoven’s Fifth is in anticipation of the coming victory,” Mets general manager Peter Gelb said in a statement Friday (Jan. 20).
The concert will be broadcast on radio and will be presented in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. All tickets are $50 and go on sale in February. 1, and the Met is encouraging ticket buyers to make donations to Ukraine relief efforts.