The Metropolitan Opera, in New York City, has announced the launch of their new live pay-per-view online concert series: 'Met Stars: Live in Concert'.
The series, which commenced on July 18th, will feature 12 live-streamed performances by some of opera's biggest international stars.
The latest program, featuring Renée Fleming is available on demand now.
Future performers set to include: Roberto Alagna, Aleksandra Kurzak, Lise Davidsen, Joyce DiDonato, Sondra Radvanovsky, Piotr Beczała, Anna Netrebko, Diana Damrau, Joseph Calleja, Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena, Sonya Yoncheva, Bryn Terfel and Angel Blue.
“This new initiative is intended to create live performance opportunities for our artists and our audiences at a time when they both sorely need it ... " Metropolitan Opera General Manager, Peter Gelb has this week said.
"Although some concert activity is beginning to take place once again in some parts of the world, this is a chance for opera fans to experience their favorite stars in real time, since it’s going to be a long time before artists and their audiences are fully mobile again,” he has said.
“We think it will be more satisfying for the performers, as well as the thousands who will be watching at home, not to experience these performances through the eyes of a socially distanced audience.”
Each performance will be available on The Met's website for $20.
With each purchased performance available on demand for 12 days.