MET OPERA GALA 2017 The season opens September 25 with a new staging of Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece Norma, directed by Sir David McVicar and starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title [...]
MET OPERA GALA 2017
The season opens September 25 with a new staging of Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece Norma, directed by Sir David McVicar and starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role
Met Opera Gala will start September 25,6pm Conducted by Carlo Rizzi, directed by Sir David McVicar, and starring Sondra Radvanovsky, one of the world’s leading interpreters of the role, opposite Joyce DiDonato as Adalgisa and Joseph Calleja as Pollione. – The Met Opera 2017-18 Season featuring five new productions, two of which are Met Opera premieres, 19 revivals and a special series of performances of the Verdi Requiem.
Met Opera 2017 Gala:
Conductors: Carlo Rizzi / Joseph Colaneri
Production: Sir David McVicar
Set Designer: Robert Jones
Costume Designer: Moritz Junge
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Movement Director: Leah Hausman
Live in HD: October 7, 2017
“Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list,” declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.
Production a gift of Veronica Atkins
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Met Opera Gala 2017: New Production “Norma”
(Monday) 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center, New York, New York 10023
THE MET Costume Institute GALA 2018 Theme Is Here — & It Might Be Controversial 'Fashion and Religion' will be the focus of next year's exhibit and gala, according to multiple sources. [...]
THE MET Costume Institute GALA 2018 Theme Is Here — & It Might Be Controversial
‘Fashion and Religion’ will be the focus of next year’s exhibit and gala, according to multiple sources. The museum has not officially confirmed the news yet, but the idea for the project reportedly came about well before the current exhibit, “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: The Art of the In-Between” opened.
Many designers including Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Jeremy Scott have referenced religion in their collections over the years, which means there’s a vast array of religious-inspired looks to potentially be curated.
According to WWD’s sources, the exhibition is still in the early stages of planning, but it will be a “serious and ambitious” project. This means the Met Gala red carpet will follow suit, which should prove interesting for the tricky, potentially controversial theme.
The 2018 Met Gala Theme Is Here — & It Might Be Controversial
Just like a prayer, we can often feel fashion’s power. And we trust that it will take us there (if only to rack up those likes on our latest outfit ‘gram). The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute is apparently keeping the faith, too, and is rumored to be further exploring the connection between the two: According to Women’s Wear Daily, planning is in the very early stages for what will be a fashion and religion-themed exhibit, an idea that’s reportedly been in the works long before its current exhibit, “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: The Art of the In-Between,” went on view.
Luckily, there won’t be shortage of inspired pieces for curator Andrew Bolton to pull from: Designers like Jean Paul Gaultier, Christopher Kane, and Dolce & Gabbana have each referenced religion in their collections. The latter, specifically, isn’t one to to shy away from its Catholic roots: It’s used crosses, Madonnas, and other Biblical iconography in much of its work.
If this exhibit does actually come to fruition, we’re excited to see how some of our favorite celebrities tackle the theme on the First Monday in May at the Met Gala. Seriously: Can’t you already picture how literal the designer tributes would be? Here’s hoping Rihanna — whose reign as queen of the red carpet has yet to disappoint — comes dressed as the high priestess of fashion she already is, and that appropriation of religious imagery is far and few between.
We asked The Metropolitan Museum of Art for more information and were told, “We have no comment as we have not yet announced The Costume Institute spring 2018 exhibition and gala, but will be sure to let you know when we do.”
The event is expected to be as star-studded as ever, with a Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons theme (being referred to as an “Avant-garde” theme for those clueless in the world of designer fashion) that’s sure to inspire over-the-top outfits costing thousands upon thousands.
But what many forget about the Met Gala is that its more than just a red carpet wonderland — It’s, you know, an actual gala that you can buy actual tickets for.
So, think you can just splurge on a ticket after a few months of saving and land yourself a seat next to Beyonce and the Kardashians?
Think again. Let’s start with ticket price. Have an extra $30,000 lying around? Great, you’re in luck!
But if you want to sit with a group of your closest friends who also happen to have a spare $30,000 to blow on a night out, it’ll cost you $275,000.
But hey, more than a quarter of a million dollars is so worth it for an unforgettable night, right?
So now you’ve managed to afford your ticket — but that’s only where the expenses begin.
First, you’ll need a top-of-the-line outfit that plays into the year’s theme, (Past themes have included “Punk: Chaos to Couture” and”China: Through the Looking Glass”) of course.
And whether you’re male or female, you better believe you’ll have to be groomed in much more than your Sunday best — so let’s factor in expenses for your hairstylist, make up artist, aesthetician for things such as nails and waxing and of course, accessories — Whether it’s diamonds for days or cufflinks that stun.
Lastly, you’re going to have to figure out how you’re getting there and back — and no, a standard yellow cab or Uber isn’t going to work for an event of this caliber.
Say hello to a car service which will charge you hourly on top of a base rate for the evening.
When all is said and done, according to Refinery29, we’re looking at an estimated total of $62, 215 for what might (actually for that price, better be) end up being the best night of your life.
But wait — there’s more, because it’s the Met Gala so of course there is.
Even if you manage to collect enough money for a ticket and all the necessary glam expenses that surround it, you’re still not guaranteed entry.
Get an inside look at the Met Gala including all of the red carpet dresses. Watch your favorite celebrities as they pose for photographers in the latest fashions from top designers in this exclusive video from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fashion’s Biggest Night with the Biggest Stars.
This year’s event celebrates the opening of the exhibition Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 4 to September 4, 2017
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