The opera company's popular seasonal series returns. On June 23, on the Central Park SummerStage Mainstage, soprano Amber Wagner, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and tenor Russell Thomas sing popular arias and duets, backed by pianist Dan Saunders. On June 25, Saunders supports the same singers at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1. July 1 brings a new cast of vocal soloists—soprano Mary-Jane Lee, mezzo-soprano Ginger Costa-Jackson and baritone Yunpeng Wang—to Crotona Park in the Bronx. The same singers appear at a July 3 concert in Staten Island's Clove Lakes Park and a July 8 gig in Harlem's Jackie Robinson Park. Lee, Costa-Jackson and Wang conclude the series at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens on July 10.
Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series