The Metropolitan Opera Opening night was filled with stars: PHOTOS

0703_16123
Patricia Clarkson, Mike Doyle, and Christine Baranski attend opening night of the 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Season (photo credit: Julie Skarratt/Metropolitan Opera).

The Metropolitan Opera opened its 2016-2017 season with a star-studded gala and performance of the new “Tristan und Isolde” on Monday night. Guests who attended were treated to cocktails starting at 4pm and dinner that started at 10pm (the opera is five hours long).

Among the celebrities who attended were Patti Smith, Adrien Brody, Patricia Clarkson, Candice Bergen, Blythe Danner, Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, F. Murray Abraham, Malin Akerman and Jemima Kirke.

DSC_8384
Jemima Kirke (photo credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera)
DSC_8370
Malin Akerman (photo credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera)
DSC_8349
F. Murray Abraham (photo credit: by Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera).
DSC_8292
Blythe Danner (Photo credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera)
DSC_8255
Placido Domingo (photo credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera)
DSC_8243
Cynthia Erivo (photo credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera)
DSC_8222
Carson Kressley (photo credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera)
DSC_8178
Chloe Malle and Candice Bergen (photo credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera)
DSC_8136
Julianna Margulies and Keith Lieberthal (photo credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera)
DSC_8027
Cush Jumbo (photo credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera)
DSC_7979
Soprano Susanna Phillips and David Huntington (photo credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera)
DSC_7964
Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell (photo credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera)
DSC_7920
Dana Delany (photo credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera)
DSC_7857
Sylvia Plachy and Adrian Brody (photo credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera)
DSC_7820
Mike Doyle and Andrew Rannells (photo credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera)
DSC_7800
Bryan Batt (photo credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera)
DSC_7652
Boris Kudlička, Simon Rattle, Mariusz Treliński, Stuart Skelton, and René Pape during the curtain call for the opening night performance of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. (photo credit: Jonathan Tichler)
DSC_7605
Nina Stemme at the curtain call of the opening night performance of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (photo credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera)
0674_16123
(photo credit: Julie Skarratt/Metropolitan Opera)
DSC_8403
(photo credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera)
0169_16123
Wim Kooyker and President of the Board of Directors Judith-Ann Corrente (photo credit: Julie Skarratt/Metropolitan Opera)
0400_16123
Cecile Zilkha, Chairman of the Board Ann Ziff, and Vice Chairman Mercedes Bass (photo credit: Julie Skarratt/Metropolitan Opera)
0665_16123
Soprano Ailyn Perez (photo credit: Julie Skarratt/Metropolitan Opera)