The Voice Must Be Heard

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The Met’s credo is “The Voice Must Be Heard,” and the underlying idea is clear: no other art form so unabashedly celebrates the power of the human voice. But opera is also a vehicle for creative expression for conductors, orchestra musicians, directors, designers, and choreographers. No other genre invites so many voices to contribute. And now more than ever, it is essential that voices of all kinds be heard.

Many people on stage in front of a moon


Julianne Moore

Mooreon themet

Han Feng costume collage

Butterfly’s bright designs

“For me, the Met is cultural, spiritual. It's the church of music.”
Patti Smith
Pretty Yende

Pretty Yende hears voices

A stage shot of Elektra


Sondra Radvanovsky

Heroines—in their own words

Così fan tutte

Mozart in Coney Island

Elizabeth Peyton


Maria Callas

Defining diva

The Exterminating Angel production shot


Nadine Sierra

Nadine Sierra soars

woman in a black dress with an interesting bag

House of style

“Gallery Met is dedicated to the idea that contemporary art and opera are fully compatible.”
Nico Muhly

This is what an opera composer looks like

Woman going mad

The mad scene deconstructed

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting

Maestro essentials

A group of people staring intently at the camera

Big screen adaptation