One of the city’s most thrilling multi-arts events, Lincoln Center Festival offers stunning plays, dance, operas and visual art from around the world. There’s no shortage of arts festivals in New York each summer. But they tend to be niche affairs, catering to Off-Off theater fans (the Fringe Festival), outdoor concertgoers (SummerStage) or classical-music buffs (Mostly Mozart).
Lincoln Center Festival is different: Spanning nations and artistic disciplines, it brings a wealth of top-notch work to various stages each July and August. Ace curator Nigel Redden and his producers rack up frequent-flier miles trekking across the globe to discover live acts to thrill local culture vultures.
Tickets can be expensive and go fast, but unless you want to break the bank on airfare and hotels, the festival is a great way to see music, dance, theater and opera from around the world—without leaving home. Where else but in New York can you see the National Ballet of China dance pirouettes one night and Druid Theatre Company give a Celtic spin to Shakespeare the next?
When is Lincoln Center Festival?
Lincoln Center Festival runs from Monday July 6 2015 to Sunday August 2 2015.
German director Thomas Ostermeier—always good for a smart, provocative update of a classic—applies his modern sensibility to Strindberg's fraught 1888 tale of sex and class. The production by Russia's Theatre of Nations features Evgeny Mironov, Chulpan Khamatova and Julia Peresild.Read more