Press Release: The Metropolitan Opera Receives $10 Million from The Annenberg Foundation to Support Performing Artists and New Productions through the 2009-10 Season
The new Annenberg Principal Artists Fund will support the annual appearances at the Met of world renowned stars
The newly established Annenberg Principal Artists Fund will underwrite the performances of two to four singers at the Met during each of four seasons (2006-07 through 2009-10), ensuring that the opera world's greatest stars appear on the Met stage as frequently as possible. Singers who have agreed to perform at the Met in at least two productions each season in the future include Olga Borodina, Diana Damrau, Natalie Dessay, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, Angela Gheorghiu, Ben Heppner, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Jonas Kaufmann, Karita Mattila, Anna Netrebko, René Pape, Matthew Polenzani, Rolando Villazón, and Deborah Voigt.

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