clear
Thursday December 13th, 2018 8:16AM

Met orchestra onstage for bows behind Nezet-Seguin

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

NEW YORK (AP) — Yannick Nezet-Seguin took the rare step of bringing the entire orchestra on stage for curtain calls following his first performance as just the third music director in the Metropolitan Opera's 135-year-history.

The 43-year-old Canadian led Tuesday night's premiere of a new production of Verdi's "La Traviata" by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer, starring Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flores and Quinn Kelsey.

Gold confetti was dropped over Nezet-Seguin during his curtain call, and the orchestra emerged from the wings to take bows behind him — rather than remain in the pit or stand as it does on other nights.

As audience members left, they were handed small bottles of prosecco labeled "Vintage Yannick," with the date and the opera.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Entertainment, AP Online Recordings News
© Copyright 2018 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Report: Moonves obstructed sexual misconduct investigation
An internal investigation of former CBS chief Les Moonves has turned up more evidence of sexual misconduct as well as lying and destruction of evidence, throwing into jeopardy his $120 million severance package
2:32PM ( 9 minutes ago )
Wisconsin GOP votes to weaken Democrat who defeated Walker
Wisconsin Republicans vote to weaken Democrat who defeated Scott Walker
2:32PM ( 10 minutes ago )
The Latest: Bush leaves Washington for the last time
Former President George H.W. Bush has left Washington for the last time
2:28PM ( 13 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Chanel's Lagerfeld channels ancient Egypt with mini-Met Gala
Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld is known for not skimping or cutting corners with his fashion shows, and he certainly did neither with a lavish fashion show at the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
12:41PM ( 2 hours ago )
Lena Dunham sorry for supporting writer accused of assault
Lena Dunham is apologizing to actress Aurora Perrineau for defending a writer who Perrineau accused of sexual misconduct
11:58AM ( 2 hours ago )
'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah silenced by a voice issue
'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah silenced by vocal problem, show correspondents pitch in to read his monologue
11:43AM ( 2 hours ago )
AP Entertainment
Bruce Springsteen: No tour with E Street band in 2019
Bruce Springsteen will not be touring with the E Street Band in 2019
7:08AM ( 7 hours ago )
S. Korea abuzz about N. Korean leader Kim's possible trip
South Korea abuzz about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's possible trip to Seoul
4:34AM ( 10 hours ago )
NTSB: Pilot error caused crash that killed Troy Gentry
NTSB says pilot error following engine maintenance problems caused September 2017 helicopter crash that killed Montgomery Gentry singer Troy Gentry and pilot in New Jersey
12:50PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Online Recordings News
Report: Moonves obstructed sexual misconduct investigation
An internal investigation of former CBS chief Les Moonves has turned up more evidence of sexual misconduct as well as lying and destruction of evidence, throwing into jeopardy his $120 million severance package
2:32PM ( 10 minutes ago )
Wisconsin GOP votes to weaken Democrat who defeated Walker
Wisconsin Republicans vote to weaken Democrat who defeated Scott Walker
2:32PM ( 10 minutes ago )
The Latest: Bush leaves Washington for the last time
Former President George H.W. Bush has left Washington for the last time
2:28PM ( 13 minutes ago )
Prosecutors ramp up foreign lobbying probe in New York
Spinning off from the special counsel's Russia probe, prosecutors are ramping up their investigation into foreign lobbying by two major Washington firms that did work for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort
2:26PM ( 15 minutes ago )
R. Kelly documentary screening evacuated over phone threats
A screening of an upcoming documentary detailing abuse allegations against singer R. Kelly was evacuated after phone threats were made to the Manhattan location where it was being held
2:26PM ( 16 minutes ago )