In response to growing concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Rockport Music is postponing the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artists concert on Sunday, March 15.

At this time, the risk is low in our area and Rockport Music is using all precautions to clean and disinfect surfaces and spaces before every event in the Shalin Liu Performance Center, ensuring we follow all of the CDC’s cleaning and disinfecting recommendations.  If you would like up-to-date information regarding the virus, we recommend you visit the Massachusetts health advisory site for more details. The amount of your purchase will be refunded to your original credit card and should show on your statement within the next week. If you did not purchase by credit card or have additional questions, please contact the box office at 978-546-7391 to coordinate the processing of your refund.  Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to monitor this situation closely.

As part of Rockport Music’s Metropolitan Opera Weekend, this concert features three of the most talented young singers training today in The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. As experienced by the attendees at the 2019 performance of spectacular artists, these vocalists return by popular demand with a vibrant, expressive performance of opera favorites and art songs.


Yunuet Laguna, soprano | Valentina Pluzhnikova, mezzo-soprano | Maciej Kwasnikowski, tenor
Natalia Katyukova, piano
(principal staff coach for LYADP)


The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program was created in 1980 to identify and develop extraordinarily talented young artists in the realm of opera. The program has trained a new generation of celebrated American and international opera singers, as well as coaches and pianists, who perform at the highest standards in productions at the Met and opera houses around the world. In recognition and gratitude for their leadership and generous support, the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program has been named after Mr. and Mrs. George Lindemann.

While many opera companies across the country conduct young artist training programs, the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program is unparalleled for the quality and scope of resources available to its participants. Throughout their instruction, young artists draw upon the vast pool of world-renowned talent available at the Met, including current and former Met artists, internationally recognized coaches, and master teachers. Program participants have access to daily rehearsals and practice sessions, where they can observe opera’s great singers preparing their roles for the current Met repertory. They are also presented with the opportunity to participate in Met productions, as many singers perform supporting roles and pianists serve as assistant conductors.

Lindemann Young Artists are already in high demand and receive frequent invitations for performance opportunities outside the Met. This past season alone members of the program performed at Bayerische Staatsoper, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Glimmerglass Festival, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Opera Philadelphia, Teatro del Lago (Chile), Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, New World  Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

The Met weekend will feature the live broadcast from the Met of Wagner’s Der Fliegende Hollander (tickets sold separately). Ticketholders to any 2019-20 Met Opera broadcast at the Shalin Liu Performance Center are entitled to 30% off tickets to this concert!

Thank you to our Fall-Spring Classical Corporate Partner!