In pictures: The Metropolitan Opera 50th Anniversary Gala

On Sunday evening, esteemed opera stars from around the globe gathered to celebrate 50 years since The Metropolitan Opera took residency at the Lincoln Centre, New York. Read the full story here.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky made a surprise appearance at the event, performing “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata” from Verdi’s Rigoletto. 

See below for pictures from the Gala, featuring David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato, Elīna Garanča, Dmitri HvorostovskyIsabel Leonard, and the Met’s incoming Music DirectorYannick Nézet-Séguin.

Looking forward to the next 50 years!

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