The Metropolitan Opera has had to shutter its down like millions of others in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This didn’t stop the lovely at-home musicians of the MET Opera to beautifully perform The ‘Intermezzo’ from Cavalleria Rusticana, led by music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
The powerful performance is exactly the type of beauty, calm and inspiration to connect all of us through the Human Spirit. Watch it below!
Statement from MET Opera: “The MET Orchestra Musicians applaud the steps taken across New York City and the heroic efforts of all essential workers to safeguard the health and safety of our local community. Despite the crisis that has forced the Metropolitan Opera to shutter its doors, we, the MET Orchestra Musicians, remain committed to connecting our global audience through music. Like so much of our economy during this unprecedented crisis, the entire performing arts community will face enormous financial difficulties as we are forced to go dark. The lives of millions of musicians and performers will be dramatically impacted. In spite of social distancing, music and art offer solace, inspiration, and an affirmation of our humanity. We are proud that the Met remains a leader among the world’s great cultural institutions, even now reaching millions of listeners around the world through nightly HD Streams. Once this crisis is over, we look forward to the Metropolitan Opera playing a vital role in the resurgence of New York City’s cultural and economic life. We wish you and your loved ones good health, and we look forward to making music again soon.”
The ‘Intermezzo’ from Cavalleria Rusticana, led by Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin