Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Announces New Second Horn Player

By Francisco Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra has announced a new Second Horn Player.

The orchestra took to social media and said, “We’re thrilled to announce our new Second Horn, Roy Femenella! After a grueling three day audition process with highly talented horn players, we finished with a final round consisting of two fine hornists: Roy and David Alexander. We couldn’t be happier with this outcome!”

Femenella was previously a frequent substitute at the Met and has made many appearances with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops. He has also performed with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Swedish Radio Symphony, the New World Symphony in Miami, and has been a guest Principal horn of the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa in Portugal, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in Mexico City.

He was a winner of the New World Symphony’s concerto competition and recently participated in the productions of the upcoming films “Crater” for Disney and “Maestro” for Netflix.