NEW TO YOUTUBE | Metropolitan Opera Sings Ukrainian National Anthem

Before the opening night performance of Verdi's Don Carlos, the musicians performed in solidarity with the Ukrainians currently under attack

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(Photo courtesy: Metropolitan Opera)

 

Amidst the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, orchestras around the world are dedicating their performances and showing their support for the Ukrainian people.

Last week, the Met Orchestra, Chorus, and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin held a moment of silence before performing the Ukrainian national anthem:

 

The Metropolitan Opera also announced "A Concert for Ukraine" on Monday, March 14, at 6:00pm ET, with Nézet-Séguin leading the Met Orchestra and Chorus alongside an impressive roster of soloists. The special concert will offer solidarity for Ukrainian citizens under attack, with all ticket sales and proceeds supporting relief efforts in the country. You can purchase tickets, here.

“Music truly has the power to heal, and I hope this special concert will demonstrate our unwavering support for the suffering people of Ukraine,” said Nézet-Séguin. “In times of crisis, it is so important that artists unite and provide consolation and inspiration through our work.”

“The Met and its artists, led by Yannick, wish to lend our support to the innocent victims of Ukraine, whose lives have been torn asunder. We hope the power of our performance will provide some measure of artistic solace, while helping to inspire empathetic people around the world to make donations,” Met General Manager Peter Gelb added.