In confinement at Montreal, Yannick Nézet-Séguin admit to having been busy over the past six weeks. In addition to managing its three orchestras, the leader is in final preparations for a gala that will be broadcast Saturday on the website of the Metropolitan Opera.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin has lost a lot of contracts. Concerts were planned with the Metropolitan Opera, the Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal, the philharmonic Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
“It is a lot of losses to music and of course financial “, has he said, during an interview.
The chief continues to lead, but in a different way.
“I’ve been extremely busy with my role of leader with the three orchestras that I lead. Each of the teams has been extremely active for public relations, press relations, and to offer programming alternatives and solutions. I was supposed to be a leader and morale with musicians who are now without work”,-he said.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin has taken advantage of his few free time to play a bit of piano. He said they felt a need to relax even more in music.
“This period of confinement has not been a slowdown. On the contrary “, he dropped.
The chief will participate in the gala free of charge, which will be presented on Saturday, 13 h, on the website of the Metropolitan Opera.
A concert virtual that will feature forty of the greatest opera singers of the world. They will sing opera arias from their homes respective from 14 countries.
You will be able to hear the baritone montreal Etienne Dupuis and his wife Nicole Because, in direct from Paris, the counter-tenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Bryn Terfel, Sonya Yoncheva, and several great voices.
“Everything will happen live. They will occur in their living room. They will sometimes accompany on the piano or they will be by a member of the musical team MET at a distance “, explained Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
The leader will interpret, on the piano, interlude symphonique Meditation from Thais of Massenet with David Chan, a concertmaster of the MET, will be to Closter, New Jersey.
“I will also conduct the Choir and Orchestra of the MET in four segments, pre-recorded. I led the musicians at a distance as I had done with the Metropolitan Orchestra for The Hymn to the hope of Gilles Vigneault. The mounting is complex and it is being done “, he said.
► The gala free of the Metropolitan Opera, will be presented Saturday at 13 pm and it will be online until 18: 30 p.m. Sunday.