By Iride Aparicio

SILICON VALLEY, CA -  From July l8th 2020 until December 19, 2020  opera music lovers  will have the unique opportunity to listen to a weekend series of  Opera concerts sang by sixteen MET STARS singing live in a groundbraking new pay-per-view concert series shot in different striking localities accross Europe and the United States. The unique program will provide its viewers both the intimacy of the At-Home Gala and the production value of the Live in HD series in an extraordinary new experience that will take the MET's Online programming to a new level.

The MET STARS LIVE CONCERT SERIES of 12  Live concerts sang by different MET STARS, will Premier with Tenor JONAS KAUFMANN  On Saturday July l8 at 1PM EDT (10 AM our time) singing classic arias live, accompanied by pianist HELMUT DEUTSCH, from the ornate Polling Abbey located in the Bavarian countryside.

Born in Munich, Germany,  JONAS KAUFMANN has often been described by music critics as a The best Live great tenor.  

As an opera singer,  KAUFMANN is  best known for his performances in the so called 'spinto roles'   (Derived from the Italian word meaing  'Pushed' ) which is a term, used by opera's critics, to characterized the voice tone which is between Lyric and Dramatic.

Because of  his unique tone  KAUFMANN's voice adapts  better to singin strong characters' roles. Some of the roles he had already mastered had been as Don José in CARMEN, as Cavarradossi in the opera TOSCA and singing the title role in Verdi's  DON CARLOS.


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SATURDAY July 18                           JONAS KAUFMANN , in POLLING, Bavaria.

SATURDAY August 1                         RENEE FLEMING in WASHINGTON D.C

SUNDAY, August 16                           ROBERT ALAGNA & ALESANDRA KURZAK
                                                                  in ÈZE, FRANCE

SATURDAY, August  29                      LISE DAVIDSEN in OSLO

SATURDAY, September 12                 JOYCE DiDONATO in BARCELONA

SUNDAY, August 16                           PIOTR BECZALA and SONDRA
                                                                  RADVANOVSKY, SPAIN

SATURDAY, October 10                    ANNA NETREBKO, in VIENNA

SATURDAY, October 24                     DIANNA DAMRAU & JOSEPH
                                                                  CALLEJA, in MALTA

SATURDAY, November 7                    PRETTY YENDE & JAVIER
                                                                  CAMARENA, in SWITZERLAND

SATURDAY, November 21                  SONYA YONCHEVA in BERLIN

SATURDAY, December 12                  BRYN TERFEL in WALES

SATURDAY, December 19,                 ANGEL BLUE in NEW YORK CITY

Tickets for each concert are $20.00. and may be purchased at Met Stars Live in Concert.  The performance will remain available for on-demand viewing for 12 days.



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