The Metropolitan Opera Guild

Musical Chairs:
Conversations on a Life in Music 

In this popular series, the Guild’s Executive Director of Program Development, Paul Gruber, hosts conversations with Met icons — events that are sure to be equally entertaining and revealing. Each discussion will include photo reminiscences and rare performance video clips. 

Unless otherwise noted, events are held at the Opera Learning Center, on the 6th floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center.  
Palumbo
Donald Palumbo 
WED NOV 16 6-7:30 PM
One of the world's most esteemed choral conductors, Donald Palumbo has served as the Met's Chorus Master since 2007, after leading the choruses of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the Canadian Opera Company, the Salzburg Festival, and a number of companies and festivals throughout France. Within the last decade, he has raised the artistic level of the Met Chorus to new and unprecedented heights.
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James Morris
WED FEB 8 6-7:30 PM
Now in his 47th Met season, James Morris has performed nearly 60 different roles with the company, including legendary portrayals of Wagner's Wotan, Hans Sachs, and Dutchman, Britten's Claggart, Mozart's Don Giovanni, Verdi's King Philip and Iago, and Puccini's Scarpia. In clost to 1,000 Met performances, he has appeared opposite virtually every other great singer of the past five decades.
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Thomas Hampson

WED MAR 8 6-7:30 PM
Thomas Hampson's Met career has spanned the works of Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Britten, Berlioz, Berg, Massenet, and Bellini. Also one of the world's most acclaimed recitalists, he has left an indelible mark on the worlds of opera and song. This season marks the 30th anniversary of his Met debut.
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Star Turns: The Best of the Guild Artists' Tributes
THU APR 27 6-7:30 PM
From the Guild Luncheons, "Met Legends", and "Mastersingers" series to the Opera News Awards and special memorials, the Metropolitan Opera Guild has paid tribute to hundreds of the greatest Met artists. Paul Gruber will present rare video excerpts from these unique events including biographies, interview segments, and performance clips, and offer a backstage view of working with these extraordinary operatic personalities.
   

TICKET PACKAGE: $120 public; $112 Guild members and students. 

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $30 public; $28 Guild members and students. 

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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Werther
7:30 PM
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Friday, February 24, 2017
At the Met: La Traviata
7:30 PM
25
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Score Reading: Aria Jukebox
11:00 AM
At the Met: Rusalka
1:00 PM
At the Met: I Puritani
8:00 PM
26
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Backstage Tour
10:30 AM
Backstage Tour
1:30 PM
Master Class: La Traviata
4:00 PM
27
Monday, February 27, 2017
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Werther
7:30 PM
28
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: I Puritani
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: La Traviata
7:30 PM
2 3
Friday, March 03, 2017
At the Met: Romeo et Juliette
8:00 PM
4
Saturday, March 04, 2017
At the Met: Werther
1:00 PM
At the Met: La Traviata
8:00 PM
5
Sunday, March 05, 2017
Backstage Tour
10:30 AM
Backstage Tour
1:30 PM
6
Monday, March 06, 2017
At the Met: Idomeneo
7:30 PM
7
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
At the Met: La Traviata
7:30 PM
8
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
Musical Chairs with Thomas Hampson
6:00 PM
At the Met: Romeo et Juliette
7:30 PM
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Friday, March 10, 2017
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Idomeneo
7:30 PM
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Saturday, March 11, 2017
At the Met: La Traviata
1:00 PM
At the Met: Romeo et Juliette
8:00 PM