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: