Metropolitan Opera in the Parks
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Metropolitan Opera in the Parks Summary
Event Overview: The Metropolitan Opera in the Parks is a series of free, live opera concerts in New York City. These fun and romantic summer concerts are held in all five New York City boroughs: at Central Park and Jackie Robinson Park in Manhattan, Crotona Park in the Bronx, Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn, Tappan Park in Staten Island, and Queens Bridge Park in Queens.
What to Expect: Performances by the Metropolitan Opera in the Parks are free, so they attract a lot of people. Many of these people attend the concerts, not for the music, but for the social experience. Expect lively conversation.
- A Romantic Setting: Performances by the Metropolitan Opera in the Parks begin at 8pm, making these free NYC concerts perfect for a romantic night beneath the stars.
- Great Opera: The Metropolitan Opera in the Parks features some of the best operatic talents in New York City. In 2010, the performers included baritone Nathan Gunn, soprano Susanna Phillips, tenor Michael Fabiano, and pianists Jonathan Kelly and Julie Gunn, among others.
Inside Knowledge: The Metropolitan Opera in the Parks is the perfect way to introduce yourself to the opera. The concerts are free and the setting is relaxed and informal. Free playbills are distributed at park entrances, so you can follow along with what is happening on stage. These events are great for small groups of friends.
- Bring a Jacket or Sweater: The Metropolitan Opera in the Parks is an outdoor event. Temperatures begin to drop quickly once the sun has set, so we recommend bringing a jacket or sweater.
- Don't Forget Bug Spray and Blankets: When you attend the Metropolitan Opera in the Parks, be sure to bring a soft blanket to sit on and bug spray to keep the mosquitoes away. That way you can watch the performances in comfort.
- Arrive Early: If you want to sit close to the bandshell, where the performance is held, make it a point to arrive one to two hours early. The Metropolitan Opera in the Parks is a popular and free NYC event, and space fills up fast. (Note that those more dedicated opera fans sit closer to the bandshell, while those easygoing picnickers tend to sit towards the back.)
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Metropolitan Opera in the Parks
Jul 25,2012 - Aug 09,2012
Free, Live Opera Performances at the Metropolitan Opera in the Parks
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Event Quick Facts
- NYC Opera in the Park features live opera performances in some of New York City's finest parks, including Central Park, Crotona Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Tappan Park, Queens Bridge Park, and Jackie Robinson Park.
- NYC Opera in the Park performances begin at 8pm.
- These free concerts are sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera NYC.
- NYC Opera in the Park is free.
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