Javier Camarena, Angel Blue, Matthew Polenzani & Pretty Yende Highlight Metropolitan Opera’s New Year’s Gala

By Francisco Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera has announced plans to live-stream a pay-per-view 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, which will be part of the Met Stars Live in Concert series, will be streamed live on the Met’s website at 4 p.m. EST/10 p.m. CET, and then be available on-demand for 14 days.

The gala will include arias, duets, and ensembles from Donizetti to Puccini, as well as arrangements of operetta and Neapolitan songs. Christine Goerke will host the gala with Gary Halvorson directing the Live in HD cinema transmissions.

The gala will replace the previously scheduled concert by Yende and Camarena that was postponed last month and Blue’s solo concert, previously scheduled for December 19, will be postponed to a later date.

The Metropolitan Opera’s Live concert series will continue with Bryn Terfel on Dec. 12, Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczała on Jan. 23, Anna Netrebko on Feb. 6, and Angel Blue.