Opening Night in Photos

The Met opened its 2017–18  season with a new production of Bellini’s Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, with Joyce DiDonato as Adalgisa, Joseph Calleja as Pollione, Matthew Rose as Oroveso, and maestro Carlo Rizzi on the podium. The performance was also transmitted live to giant screens in Times Square. At the opera house, a host of notable artists and celebrities turned out to walk the red carpet.

 

Actress and author Jennifer Esposito and model Jesper Vesterstrøm

Actor Nico Tortorella

Singer-songwriter and Met regular Patti Smith

Artist and actress Jemima Kirke

Actor F. Murray Abraham

Photographer Nigel Barker with his wife, model Cristen Barker (left), and her sister Kimberly Hise

Actress Erin Richards

Author Sarah Blakley-Cartwright and date Nicolas Barty

Artist Anh Duong

Actress Anna Chlumsky

Ballet dancer Veronika Part

Christopher and John Reynolds, who played Norma's sons in the performance

Actress Gina Gershon

Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson (right), with his husband, Justin Mikita

Model and actress Jerry Hall

Model Alexandra Agoston and her boyfriend, photographer Chris Colls

Actress Jill Hennessy

Meteorologist Mike Woods

Businesswoman and philanthropist Jamie Tisch

Fashion designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman

The audience sings “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the performance.

Approximately 2,000 opera lovers watched the live transmission on giant screens in Times Square.

Approximately 2,000 opera lovers watched the live transmission on giant screens in Times Square.

Joyce DiDonato takes a curtain call.

Sondra Radvanovsky waves to the audience during her curtain call.

Joyce DiDonato, Sondra Radvanovsky, and Joseph Calleja take a joint bow.

The company comes together for a joint curtain call.