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Metropolitan Opera’s Gala Premiere of ‘Manon’ Hosted By Yves Saint Laurent

Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center. March 26, 2012. By Jennifer Vineyard

Can you sing? “Oh, gosh. It’s so funny, because when I’m alone, I love to sing opera. I’m terrible, but I love it. I just find it very therapeutic for me to sing out loud whatever I’m thinking about at the time.” —JANUARY JONES

EMMY ROSSUM

You’ve got the whole opera ensemble going on! “This cape is so cozy and so warm. And my gloves, look, they’re flecked with gold.” —PATRICIA CLARKSON

EMMA ROBERTS

Do you sing? “I can do karaoke. But you don’t want to hear me.” Are you a soprano? “I’m a bass.” What’s your go-to song? “‘Let Me Go Home.’” —BARBARA WALTERS

CHRISTINE BARANSKI

Are you a fan of rock operas? “No, no, no, no, no, no, no. That’s like 7,000 nos in a row.” —MICHAEL STIPE

DAVID KOCH

Have you been to the opera before? “I’m an opera virgin!” Are you overwhelmed? “I was actually expecting more.” —SKY FERREIRA

DREE HEMINGWAY

Would you ever want to sing an opera? “I’m not really qualified. I’m not interested in rocking up opera. I like it the way it is. I’m a traditionalist.” —PATTI SMITH

SALMAN RUSHDIE

If a director asked you to sing opera or otherwise... “They would be up the creek without a paddle. By no means can I sing. I’m horrible.” —AMBER HEARD

CHLOE MORETZ

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