Met in the Park Event Guide

The Metropolitan Opera performs for free throughout the five boroughs

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••• Metropolitan Opera in the Parks. Heather Klein

2015 Met in the Park Schedule

Every year, Met in the Park offers New Yorkers and visitors alike the opportunity to experience a free, live opera performance in New York City's parks. While this offers an opportunity for the uninitiated to get a taste of opera, more also an opportunity to gather with friends and enjoy drinks, snacks and conversation with an operatic background. Capacity is limited at Central Park SummerStage, so arrive early to guarantee entry.

At other venues, this is less important. If you get shut-out at SummerStage, you can always sit outside and listen to the concert -- the audience there tends to be lower key and more chatty.

Things to Bring:

  • Food and drink
  • Jacket or Sweater (after the sun sets, the temperature can drop and you'll be happy to have it)
  • Bug spray to keep mosquitoes away (citronella candles can also do double duty)
  • Blankets to sit on (a plastic garbage bag makes a great liner between your blanket/beach towel and the moist ground)

2015 Met in the Park Schedule

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For 2015, Met in the Parks has performances in all five boroughs. The Central Park performance will take place at the Central Park SummerStage (rather than the Great Lawn). Central Park performance will run two-hours, the Brooklyn Bridge Park performance will run for approximately 2 hours and other recitals will be one hour long.

Central Park SummerStage
Monday, June 15, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Janai Brugger (soprano), Isabel Leonard (mezzo-soprano), and Nathan Gunn (baritone), accompanied by pianist Dan Saunders

Brooklyn Bridge Park (Brooklyn)
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7-9 p.m.

Janai Brugger (soprano), Isabel Leonard (mezzo-soprano), and Nathan Gunn (baritone), accompanied by pianist Dan Saunders

Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens)
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Kiri Deonarine (soprano), Ginger Costa-Jackson (mezzo-soprano), and John Moore (baritone), accompanied by pianist Dan Saunders

Jackie Robinson Park (Manhattan)
Friday, June 26, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Kiri Deonarine (soprano), Ginger Costa-Jackson (mezzo-soprano), and John Moore (baritone), accompanied by pianist Dan Saunders

Crotona Park (Bronx)
Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 7-8 p.m.

Kiri Deonarine (soprano), Ginger Costa-Jackson (mezzo-soprano), and John Moore (baritone), accompanied by pianist Dan Saunders

Clove Lakes Park (Staten Island)
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 7-8 p.m.

Kiri Deonarine (soprano), Ginger Costa-Jackson (mezzo-soprano), and John Moore (baritone), accompanied by pianist Dan Saunders

Met in the Parks Event Guide