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Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

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Time Out says

Think you can't afford the finer things? Think again. We got the hookup on free opera.

For its tenth summer in a row, the Metropolitan Opera invites you to Lincoln Center Plaza for nightly alfresco screenings of epic performances from previous seasons. From August 24–September 3, the Met will set up over 2,800 seats in front of the Opera House, where you and your date can eat and enjoy tapes of the shows under the stars.

The Met opens the series with a self-aware screening of the Marx Brothers' A Night at the Opera on August 24. After that, you can check out classics like Anthony Minghella’s stunning Madama Butterfly production (September 3 and 8) and many more. Here's the lineup:
A Night at the Opera (August 24)
Roméo et Juliette (August 25)
Norma (August 26)
Elektra (August 27)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (August 28)
Lulu (August 29)
Rusalka (August 30)
L’Elisir d’Amore (August 31)
Un Ballo in Maschera (September 1)
Der Rosenkavalier (September 2)
Madama Butterfly (September 3 and 8)


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