Late American soprano BEVERLY SILLS will be honoured at one-off concert in New York next month (Sep07). The Brooklyn-born singing sensation passed away in New York aged 78 last month (02Jul07), after battling lung cancer. Musicians Natalie Dessay, Anna Netrebko and Nathan Gunn have been lined up to appear in a tribute concert at the Metropolitan Opera House on 16 September. Met music director James Levine will play the piano, and speakers will include Placido Domingo, Henry Kissinger, Carol Burnett and Barbara Walters. The Met have also agreed to dedicate its season-opening performance to Sills on 24 September.