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Met Opera Rising Stars

Friday, September 18, 2015 / 8:00 pm

The Met Opera Rising Stars in Concert Series will feature popular arias, duets, and ensembles by opera’s greatest composers performed by a truly remarkable roster of young artists.

Amanda Woodbury

Amanda Woodbury, soprano

David Won

David Won, baritone

Kevin Short

Kevin Short, bass-baritone

Sean Panikkar

Sean Panikkar, tenor

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The celebrated Metropolitan Opera (New York City) has been the artistic home to some of the world’s greatest singers for over 125 years. Combined with larger-than-life stories and spectacular sets, opera marries the art of singing with the art of theatre like no other, and the Met has long been one of the standard bearers in the world. So when a young singer is selected into the Met’s young artist program or seizes the attention of one of the Met’s talent scouts, it can be the career break that launches a singer into the operatic stratosphere. Stephanie Blythe, Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Deborah Voigt, Thomas Hampson, and Mariusz Kwiecień are just a few of the major artists to have risen through the ranks of the Met. Now, the new Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars Concert Series offers a rare opportunity for opera fans nationwide to hear a truly remarkable roster of young artists on the cusp of extraordinary careers. In this concert, you will be among the first to hear popular arias, duets, and ensembles by opera’s greatest composers, as performed by the Met’s next generation of unforgettable voices in an intimate recital setting. Just like the major stars that have preceded them, these young singers are dynamic, highly skilled, and poised for greatness, and you’ll be able to thrill to their imminent career ascent.

The Metropolitan Opera Building at NightWhile the specific program for this concert will be announced in the summer of 2015, you can count on the Met’s legendary artistic direction as they select the superb young singers and a memorable program just for us. 


MET Opera ticket holders are invited for a dinner & a show opportunity at the Sagamore Restaurant! View menu and purchase tickets online at the Select Dining website.


A guest speaker will discuss the musicians and repertoire on the program.


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SEPT 18 / Rising Stars of Metropolitan Opera
OCT 22 / Cécile McLorin Salvant
NOV 13 / In Mo Yang, violin
JAN 22 / DIVA Jazz Orchestra (Purdue Jazz Festival)
FEB 20 / Philip Glass: The Complete Piano Etudes
APR 7 / SFJAZZ Collective: The Michael Jackson Project
APR 16 / Les Violons du Roy with Alexandre Tharaud, piano