Video: In surprise appearance, Dmitri Hvorostovksy celebrates the Met at 50

Dmitri Hvorostovsky made a surprise appearance at the Metropolitan Opera’s gala Sunday evening, celebrating the institution’s 50th anniversary at Lincoln Center. Audiences greeted the Siberian baritone with a standing ovation as he took the stage to perform “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata” from Verdi’s Rigoletto.

Watch Dmitri’s Sunday evening performance here via the New York Times.