Metropolitan Opera Announces ‘Yannick: An Artist’s Journey’ Documentary

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Marty Sohl / Met Opera)

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the premiere of “Yannick: An Artist’s Journey.”

The new documentary by Oscar nominated filmmaker Susan Froemke tells the story of Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s path to becoming the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director.

The film follows Nézet-Séguin on his journey from young conductor to being named the third music director in Met history. The documentary features home movies, recorded by the conductor’s family, while he was growing up in Montreal. The film also shows revealing behind-the-scenes footage of Nézet-Séguin in rehearsals, highlighting his musical homes in Montreal, Philadelphia, and New York. The cameras also follow his preparations of Verdi’s “La Traviata” during the Met’s 2018–19 season and is bookended by the final weeks of that season, with Nézet-Séguin preparing and leading Poulenc’s “Dialogues des Carmélites.”

The documentary will screen in over 600 select U.S. cinemas on Wednesday, July 7.