5th Annual Free Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival In Full Swing At Lincoln Center

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

The hugely popular annual Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival is in full swing at Lincoln Center.

Now in its fifth year, Met Summer HD brings open-air screenings of productions from the company’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Live in HD series.

The featured performances are beamed onto a large screen in Josie Robertson Plaza (Columbus, between 63rd & 64th). More than 3,000 seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with additional standing room available as well.


You can view the official Summer HD Festival page here. Screenings continue through Monday, September 2nd — there are no rain dates.

  • Tuesday, 8/27 – 8:00 pm: Verdi’s Otello
  • Wednesday, 8/28 – 8:00 pm: Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito
  • Thursday, 8/29 – 8:00 pm: Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust
  • Friday, 8/30 – 8:00 pm: Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda
  • Saturday 8/31 – 7:45 pm: Massenet’s Manon
  • Sunday 9/1 – 8:00 pm: Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera
  • Monday 9/2 – 8:00 pm: Verdi’s Aida

Be sure to arrive early if you want a seat, as the festival has been consistently packed since its 2009 debut — more than 40,000 people are expected to attend this year.



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  • emma

    anyone know how early you need to get there to ensure a seat?