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Musicians perform a virtual gala in COVID-19 lockdown

Leader of the Metropolitan Opera and Philadelphia Orchestra used his time in isolation to achieve an artistic triumph that touched thousands.

Theatres around the world are closed, and there is no indication of when – or if – they will reopen.

Like many of us, the leader of the Metropolitan Opera and Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, has been in lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic.

He has used his time in isolation to organise his musicians and singers to stage a touching artistic triumph, online.

Al Jazeera’s Mike Hanna has more.