• Following the Opening Night performance, artists and patrons celebrated with a gala dinner in a tent in Damrosch Park, adjacent to the Met. The decoration was inspired by the set design of L'Elisir d'Amore.

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  • Plácido Domingo (center) with Anna Netrebko, who sang Adina, and her husband, bass Erwin Schrott.

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  • General Manager Peter Gelb welcomed the guests.

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  • Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic

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  • Met Board chairman Ann Ziff with Deutsche Bank's Jacques Brand, Corporate Chairman of the Opening Night Gala.

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  • Former model and human rights activist Bianca Jagger

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  • Soprano Renée Fleming and actor Patrick Stewart

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  • Met Board Vice Chairman Mercedes Bass, who also served as co-chairman of the Opening Night Gala, with Anna Netrebko

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