Star selfies from the Met gala

Star selfies from the Met gala


norman lebrecht

May 08, 2017

This one’s from Joseph Calleja.

l-r: Sonya Yoncheva, Diana Damrau, Kristine Opolais, Armiliato, Joyce DiDonato, Calleja, Pretty Yende

Any more?

Here’s one:

And another:

Another one with the great @Renee flemingmusic before heading out #met50

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  • Alexander says:

    nice pictures … I also saw some with Peter Gelb, Yannick and Anna in a Butterfly’s outfit , from the same event , excellent

  • Ungeheuer says:

    It was the worst concert imaginable. Dull, uninteresting, unimportant through and through. I could hear the grass grow in my backyard. That’s how godawful it was. Not a single piece of singing that was memorable for longer than 30 seconds.

    • Alexander says:
      maybe this can soothe your heart …she is my favourite and she is only 30 …take into account that her voice is much more captivating in reality ( speaking lofty – in a real life context 😉 ) / if you are in the hall you won’t discern whether she is a dramatic soprano or full lyric – her highs are incredible and all over with those silvery overtones of different amplitudes … you can also hear a very fine and exquisite squillo in this rendition … she is a prodigy …

    • Zelda Macnamara says:

      Ungeheuer, perhaps you have chosen your pseudonym deliberately? If the concert was so bad, why did you carry on listening? So that you could complain about it? I am grateful for the art and the skill of all these singers. Some days they are on better form than other days, but they are only human. If you found the whole concert so bad, then maybe you should stop listening to opera, as obviously nothing will ever meet your exacting standards. Or maybe you just like trolling.

    • John says:

      I kind of thought you’d say that.

      • Bruce says:


      • Ungeheuer says:

        And you expect me to cheerlead what was arguably a mediocre and dull as dishwater, at best, evening of singing?

        • Marshall says:

          LOL-indeed if it was so bad why did you stick with it? Could have gone back to something really important, like washing the dishes or watering the plants (no,you wouldn’t have plants?)

          The trouble with the curmudgeon persona is that it is so predictable, and after a short while, boring.

          • Ungeheuer says:

            Because: freedom of choice, freedom of expression, expectation for the surprise element that never came, and I am sure some level or other of masochism.

        • Una says:

          So bad? Why didn’t you leave and go home to watch CNN news???? We singers get weary of this pseudo-superior criticism from spectators …

    • James says:

      Hark! …a thrilling voice is sounding.
      Precious Zach, you sly puss… like Mahler, like Trump, forever pretending to be what you’re not. We on the outside of the bin simply must pray harder.
      Let the felicity begin!

  • MacroV says:

    I hate to be pedantic (though if we used that as the standard, the comments section would soon wither away), but the first photo is clearly not a selfie (which, as the name suggests, means you take the picture of yourself).

    • Bruce says:

      Maybe it was someone using Calleja’s phone, in the time-honored tradition of grabbing a passerby and asking them to take a picture. Does that count as a “selfie”?