Die Meistersinger: The View from the Pit

Die Meistersinger: The View from the Pit

This is the first of a series, produced by the MET Orchestra Musicians in collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera, that will go further than “behind-the-scenes.” It will delve into the hearts and minds of the artists and craftspeople who make opera’s greatest stage come alive seven times per week.

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The Alessis and the Met: A Family Affair

The Alessis and the Met: A Family Affair

Joseph Alessi, the distinguished principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic, is renowned throughout the world as one of the preeminent orchestral musicians of our time. What is less well-known, however, is that his parents first met when they were both performers at the Met. The Alessi family's roots at the Met, however, don't end there.

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MET Orchestra Musicians Give Back

MET Orchestra Musicians Give Back

My name is Barbara Jöstlein Currie, fourth horn of the Met for 16 seasons, and I had the slightly hare-brained idea of putting together a small chamber orchestra to perform Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf as a fundraiser for the music program at my children's public school, right in the heart of the city.

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