On Monday, March 14th, at 6pm, Lise will sing Strauss’s Four Last Songs at a special benefit concert at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, to support Ukrainian citizens under attack, with all ticket sales and other proceeds going to support relief efforts in Ukraine.
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Here are further details from the Met’s website:
“Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the Met Orchestra and Chorus and star soloists in a 70-minute program, featuring music by Valentin Silvestrov, Barber, Verdi, Strauss, and Beethoven. The soloists will be Lise Davidsen and Elza van den Heever, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, tenor Piotr Beczała, bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green, and Ukrainian bass-baritone Vladyslav Buialskyi, who will lead the Met Chorus in a performance of the Ukrainian national anthem.
A Concert for Ukraine will be broadcast in the U.S. via many of the radio stations that regularly carry the Met’s Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcasts, as well as member stations of National Public Radio. Please check your local listing for details. The concert will be broadcast internationally via the European Broadcasting Union, allowing it to be heard in most countries in the world. It will also be carried live on Met Opera Radio on Sirius XM Channel 355, and streamed live on the Met website.”
National Anthem of Ukraine
“Prayer for the Ukraine” by Valentin Silvestrov
Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber
“Va, pensiero” from Verdi’s Nabucco
Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss
Lise Davidsen, soprano Finale from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Op. 125
Elza van den Heever, soprano
Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano
Piotr Beczała, tenor
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone