Metropolitan Opera Honors Donald Palumbo

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Nina Wurtzel / Met Opera)

The Metropolitan Opera honored Donald Palumbo with a Golden Ticket on June 8, 2024.

The company took to social media and said, “Maestro Donald Palumbo has been a pillar at the Met for 17 years, and his legacy is one that commands great respect. Yesterday, after his final performance as the Met’s Chorus Master, he was presented with a golden ticket to the Met in honor of his years of dedication to the craft of opera. Bravo, Maestro Palumbo!”

Palumbo announced he was stepping down from his post at the Met in September of 2023 stating, “I must express my admiration and thanks to everyone I have worked with at the Metropolitan Opera over the past 17 years. The administrative and musical staff, the singers, the Met Orchestra under its brilliant Music Director Yannick, and the crew of this theater are without equal. I thank Peter Gelb for his unwavering support. The Met Chorus has provided the greatest joy for me as they tirelessly rehearsed and performed to achieve the acclaim they so justly deserve. I look forward to continuing to work with the next generation of singers.”

He is set to be succeeded by Tilman Michael, who has been Chorus Master of the Frankfurt Opera since 2014-15.