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)


Rachmaninov:  The Young Gypsy’s Romance from ALEKO
Gounod: Ah! je ris de me voir si belle en ce miroir from FAUST
Duparc: Chanson Triste & Phidylé
Bizet: Habanera from CARMEN
Carlos Guastavino: La rosa y el sauce
Fernando Obradors: El Vito
Offenbach: “Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour” from LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
Rossini: La Regata Veneziana
Verdi: Deh, pietoso, oh addolorata
Verdi: Stornello
Donizetti: Una furtiva lagrima from L’ELISIR D’AMORE
Rossini: Una voce poco fa from IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Puccini: “O Soave Fanciulla” from LA BOHÈME


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!