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Le Nozze di Figaro

Opening night at the Metropolitan Opera attracted a glitzy crowd.


What: The opening night of Le Nozze di Figaro, the Metropolitan Opera’s first performance of the season.

When: Monday, September 22.

Where: The show at New York’s Lincoln Center was followed by a tented dinner in Damrosch Park.

Who: Protestors and residual United Nations traffic couldn’t stop the well-heeled crowd—including Vera Wang, Zani Gugelmann, Maggie Grace, and Zac Posen—from making their way to the uptown evening.

Why: Dressed in a velvet floral number that matched her new dusty pink locks, actress Jemima Kirke reveled in the tradition of it all. “I love the experience of going to the opera. It’s one of the only pastimes where the ritual hasn’t changed,” explained Kirke. “It’s just a very glamorous thing to do.”

Photos: Le Nozze di Figaro

Jemima Kirke. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

Zac Posen and Tao Okamoto. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

Patricia Clarkson. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

Vera Wang. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

Maggie Grace. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

Bridget Moynahan. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

Zani Gugelmann. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

Tony Danza. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

Amy Ryan. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

Bass Ildar Abdrazakov, who stars as Figaro. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

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