Angel Blue, Javier Camarena, Matthew Polenzani, and Pretty Yende performs live from the Parktheater in Augsburg, Germany, on December 31
The Metropolitan Opera did a live-stream New Year’s Eve Gala, featuring performances by Met stars Angel Blue, Javier Camarena, Matthew Polenzani, and Pretty Yende, from the Parktheater, a stunning example of neo-Baroque architecture situated in Augsburg, Germany. The concert, part of the Met Stars Live in Concert series, was streamed live on the Met’s website .
The New Year’s Eve Gala program include arias, duets, and ensembles from Donizetti to Puccini, as well as arrangements of operetta and Neapolitan songs. The ornate Parktheater, a marvel of glass and cast-iron, opened in 1886 and was designed to evoke the English pleasure gardens of the 18th and 19th centuries.
The gala was shot with multiple cameras, linked by satellite to a control room in New York City, where host Christine Goerke was situated. Gary Halvorson, the Met’s award-winning director of the company’s Live in HD cinema transmissions, will direct.
Photos: Ralf Wapler