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See free outdoor screenings of the Metropolitan Opera’s best shows this summer

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Rebecca Fontana

Even if you’re a complete newbie when it comes to the Metropolitan Opera, you have to admit that this event looks amazing. Starting August 26, the opera house is hosting free outdoor screenings of its best shows as part of its Met Opera HD series. The Summer HD Festival kicks off next month, broadcasting nine performances and a bonus screening of The Magic Flute.

It’s super easy to attend: You just show up. No tickets are required, and it’s first-come, first-served for the audience of 3,000 (plus standing room). And it’s a hell of a lot classier to see the film noir Manon Lescaut at Lincoln Center than Beauty and the Beast in Brooklyn.

Check out the full lineup:

August 25 at 8pm: The Magic Flute
August 26 at 8pm: Rigoletto
August 27 at 7:45pm: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia
August 28 at 8pm: L’Amour de Loin
August 29 at 8pm: Manon Lescaut
August 30 at 8pm: Roberto Devereux
August 31 at 8pm: Tristan und Isolde (Act I) 
September 1 at 8pm: Tristan und Isolde (Acts II and III)
September 2 at 8pm: Eugene Onegin
September 3 at 8pm: Nabucco
September 4 at 8pm: La Traviata

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