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OPERAWIRE's David Salazar writes....The Met Orchestra Musicians have announced a concert showcase set to star soprano Angela Gheorghiu on Feb. 21, 2021. The soprano will perform the "Song to the Moon" from Dvorak's "Rusalka" in a new arrangement for soprano and bass quintet. She will also perform "Our Father" by Anton Pann and engage in a live chat at the end of the event. There will also be a performance of Dvorak's String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77.

The Met Orchestra Musicians will perform from New York City while the soprano appears at the Romanian Athenaeum.

"My fellow colleagues and I speak about how happy we are for being part of the "Metropolitan Opera family" – for me, since my Met debut in 1993, these are not just empty words, and I want to show my love, my respect and my real support for all of them through facts, through offering my voice for this cause, in a special appearance during their next virtual concert and joined by MET musicians," Gheorghiu stated in a press release. "A great opera performance does not mean only great singers, but also a great orchestra, a great chorus and many more great people working for the whole production, every day. Without our colleagues, musicians from the orchestra and chorus, we cannot be real Opera Stars, only by ourselves. Without all of these artists and company members, opera would not exist, it would be impossible… And this is why I invite everybody to help the Met family… my family… our family!"

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