Renee Fleming, Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Roberto Alagna and Bryn Terfel are among 38 opera stars in 13 nations scheduled for the Metropolitan Opera’s At-Home gala, which will be streamed live on April 25 starting at 1 p.m. ET.
Singers will perform live from their homes and transmit via Skype to All Mobile Video, whose equipment is used for the Met’s high definition broadcasts to theatres during the season.
The show is designed to be a fundraiser for the organization; there will be a donate button on the landing page of the website.
The gala, expected to last about three hours, will air on the Met’s website and will be available for replay until 6:30 p.m. ET the next day.
“This is something that will be, I think, endearing as a live event,” Met general manager Peter Gelb said Monday. “But it’s truly subject to the quality of the individual