Met Opera to stage March 14 benefit for Ukraine relief

March 7, 2022 GMT
This image released by Metropolitan Opera shows bass-baritone, Vladyslav Buialskyi, center, singing the Ukrainian national anthem with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus on Feb. 28 prior to a performance of Verdi’s “Don Carlos” at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Buialskyi is from Berdyansk, Ukraine. The Metropolitan Opera will stage a benefit concert on March 14 for Ukraine relief efforts that will be broadcast on radio worldwide. (Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
This image released by Metropolitan Opera shows bass-baritone, Vladyslav Buialskyi, center, singing the Ukrainian national anthem with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus on Feb. 28 prior to a performance of Verdi’s “Don Carlos” at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Buialskyi is from Berdyansk, Ukraine. The Metropolitan Opera will stage a benefit concert on March 14 for Ukraine relief efforts that will be broadcast on radio worldwide. (Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
This image released by Metropolitan Opera shows bass-baritone, Vladyslav Buialskyi, center, singing the Ukrainian national anthem with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus on Feb. 28 prior to a performance of Verdi’s “Don Carlos” at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Buialskyi is from Berdyansk, Ukraine. The Metropolitan Opera will stage a benefit concert on March 14 for Ukraine relief efforts that will be broadcast on radio worldwide. (Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
This image released by Metropolitan Opera shows bass-baritone, Vladyslav Buialskyi, center, singing the Ukrainian national anthem with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus on Feb. 28 prior to a performance of Verdi’s “Don Carlos” at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Buialskyi is from Berdyansk, Ukraine. The Metropolitan Opera will stage a benefit concert on March 14 for Ukraine relief efforts that will be broadcast on radio worldwide. (Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
This image released by Metropolitan Opera shows bass-baritone, Vladyslav Buialskyi, center, singing the Ukrainian national anthem with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus on Feb. 28 prior to a performance of Verdi’s “Don Carlos” at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Buialskyi is from Berdyansk, Ukraine. The Metropolitan Opera will stage a benefit concert on March 14 for Ukraine relief efforts that will be broadcast on radio worldwide. (Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will stage a benefit concert on March 14 for Ukraine relief efforts that will be broadcast on radio worldwide.

Music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead a program that will feature Ukrainian bass-baritone Vladyslav Buialskyi and the Met chorus in Ukraine’s national anthem and “A Prayer for the Ukraine,” a choral work by a Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov.

The 70-minute program also will include Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, “Va, pensiero” from Verdi’s Nabucco,” soprano Lise Davidsen in Richard Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs) and the finale of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Davidsen, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, tenor Piotr Beczała, and bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green.

“I hope this special concert will demonstrate our unwavering support for the suffering people of Ukraine,” Nézet-Séguin said Monday.

Tickets are $50. The concert will be broadcast by the European Broadcasting Union, Sirius XM and streamed on the Met’s website.