Limited seats are still available for the Metropolitan Opera’s opening night gala at 7P.M. on Monday, September 19 at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center. Three individual acts of different operas will be given, Tosca, Le Nozze di Figaro and Samson and Dalila.
While the isolated acts from different works do not make for an evening of unimpeachable dramatic integrity, each has been cast with many of the finest artists of our age, including Placido Domingo and Angela Gheroghiu.
Opening Night at the Metropolitan Opera traditionally brings out a dazzling audience sprinkled with celebrities and diamonds. Many of them actually know and enjoy what they are listening to, though there is the stray gay boyfriend who gets dragged by his partner but falls asleep even though there is a huge symphony orchestra supporting an ensemble of five soloists and a 150-singers-strong chorus and, in the case of Samson and Dalila, an onstage orgy.