Monday, November 16, 2015

After the attacks, the Opera of New York singing the Marseillaise – Le Figaro

VIDEO – The Metropolitan has paid tribute to the victims of Paris bombings that took place November 13, performing under the baton of Placido Domingo, anthem French national.

While the expressions of support for France are multiplying in the world after the bloody attacks that killed 129 people in the capital, the US are placed leading ally.

Immediately after the attacks, President Barack Obama gave a press conference to denounce “an attack against all humanity and our universal values ​​”and the next day, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, sang the Marseillaise to pay tribute to the victims.

Under the direction of Placido Domingo, one of the most famous singers world, the choirs have sung lyrics written by Rouget de Lisle, before the performance of Tosca Puccini, so programmed that night. The French anthem was taken over by the public who stood up to accompany the orchestra in a moving sequence

The official program of the show was a message explaining this preamble. “The Metropolitan Opera mourns victims of terrorist attacks in Paris and will play the French national anthem in solidarity with the French citizens during the morning session. ” The lyrics of the anthem were distributed to the public to accompany the orchestra and choirs. After the concert, netizens were quick to publish the video on the web.


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