I hereby present "The alternative Metropolitan Opera Anniversary Gala" introducing 10 top artists: 8 singers, 1 director and 1 conductor. All active today enjoying high-profile careers - everywhere else but at The Met. All artists have in common that they have never appeared at the Met, for more, or rather less, obvious reasons.
Artists known (at least to me) to make their debuts in upcoming seasons such as Miah Persson, Annette Dasch, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Nadja Michael etc. are excluded.
Anna Caterina Antonacci as Carmen:
Emily Magee as Gutrune in Götterdämmerung:
Veronique Gens as Donna Elvira:
Anne Schwanewilms as Carlota in Die Gezeichneten:
Anna Larsson in the Mahler 3rd symphony with Claudio Abbado:
Irene Théorin as Turandot:
Petra Lang as Venus:
Johan Reuter in Maskarade:
And the conductor Mariss Jansons with the director Martin Kusej in Lady Macbeth from Mtsensk: