Musicians perform a virtual gala in Covid-19 lockdown

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A model of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center Plaza in New York City, New York, 1955. (Photo: Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
A model of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center Plaza in New York City, New York, 1955. (Photo: Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Theatres around the world are closed, and there is no indication of when - or if - they will reopen.

Like many of us, the leader of the Metropolitan Opera and Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, has been in lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic.

He has used his time in isolation to organise his musicians and singers to stage a touching artistic triumph, online.

Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna has more here: 


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