The Met will commemorate Ukraine war anniversary – SlippediscSlippedisc

norman lebrecht

January 23, 2023

The Metropolitan Opera is putting on an extraordinary performance of Mozart’s Requiem and Beethoven’s fifth symphony on February 24, the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct the Met orchestra, with several Ukrainian soloists in the Requiem.

Met Genera Manager Peter Gelb said: ‘Mozart’s Requiem is to remember the innocent victims of the war, and Beethoven’s Fifth is in anticipation of the victory to come.’

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