Great Performances “Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11” – Saturday Sept. 11 at 8 pm< < Back to
“Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11” on Great Performances
Saturday, September 11, 8:00-9:35 PM
The first post-shutdown performance at the Met will feature soloists Ailyn Pérez, Elīna Garanča, Matthew Polenzani, and Eric Owens
The Metropolitan Opera presents a special performance of the Verdi Requiem to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Following a pandemic shutdown the Metropolitan Opera will reopen its doors at Lincoln Center, beginning with a 20th anniversary commemoration of the September 11 attacks. Marking the Met’s first in-person and indoor performance since March 2020, ballet star Misty Copeland will host the Great Performances presentation.
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct the September 11 performance, featuring the Met Orchestra and Chorus plus soloists Ailyn Pérez, Elīna Garanča, Matthew Polenzani, and Eric Owens.
The tradition of outdoor opening night streams also returns, in a sense; the Met will broadcast live audio of the performance in Lincoln Center Plaza, while the façade of the house will be bathed in blue as part of the citywide 9/11 Tribute in Lights.