Humans of the MET: Nancy Wu and Leigh Mesh

Humans of the MET:  Nancy Wu and Leigh Mesh

MET Orchestra violist Katherine Anderson has been interviewing orchestra members to capture a snapshot of the many personalities of the Met as they talk about their lives both in and out of music. Here she speaks with the husband-and-wife duo of Associate Concertmaster Nancy Wu and Acting Principal Bass Leigh Mesh. Nancy and Leigh joined the Orchestra in 1988 and 1993, respectively.

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A Letter from Maestro Muti

A Letter from Maestro Muti

On February 23, 2010, Maestro Riccardo Muti led the Metropolitan Opera in its premiere of Giuseppe Verdi’s Attila in his long-awaited MET debut. Composed in 1846 when Verdi was only 32 years old, this youthful work is rarely heard today. Maestro Muti led an all-star cast, starring Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role and Violeta Urmana as Odabella. The production was directed by Pierre Audi with sets designed by the architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron and costumes by Miuccia Prada.

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Humans of the MET: Wen Qian and Ming-Fen Hsin

Humans of the MET:  Wen Qian and Ming-Fen Hsin

KA:  What do you enjoy most about playing together in the Met orchestra? 

W&M:  What we love the most are the times when we get to sit together, sharing a stand in the 1st violin section.   It challenges us and we get to play off of each other.  It's  also nice to be able to talk about work at home and know that we really understand where the other person is coming from....we share the same world. 

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