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Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center, NYC

Aug 26 2022 - Sep 05 2022

Summer HD Festival at Lincoln Center Returns!

August 26 – September 5

Visit the Official Page

Featuring taped and live performances with about 2,500 seats available.

Taking place in front of the Opera House around Josie Robertson Plaza

Presumably, as in past years, seats will be available on a first-come first served basis. The official site is not clear, as of the time of this writing, about this so perhaps it’d behoove you to keep an eye on any new announcements.

Lincoln Center Plaza photographed at dusk.

The following calendar comes courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera:

Friday, August 26 at 8:00 pm

West Side Story (2021)
Co-presented with Film at Lincoln Center
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes


Saturday, August 27 at 7:30 pm

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue star as the title couple of the Gershwins’ great American opera.
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 50 minutes


Sunday, August 28 at 8:00 pm

Philip Glass’s Akhnaten
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo stars as the revolutionary title pharaoh in a dazzling staging by innovative director Phelim McDermott.
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes


Monday, August 29 at 8:00 pm

Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov
Commanding bass René Pape gives a stirring portrayal of the tortured title czar, headlining the Met’s first-ever performances of the original 1869 version of Mussorgsky’s historical epic.
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes


Tuesday, August 30 at 8:00 pm

Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos
Soprano Lise Davidsen gives a soaring performance as the mythic heroine of Strauss’s enchanting chamber opera, going head to head with soprano Brenda Rae as the comic spitfire Zerbinetta.
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes


Wednesday, August 31 at 7:30 pm

Massenet’s Manon
Soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as Massenet’s beguiling heroine, who must choose between a life of luxury and the man she loves.
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 55 minutes


Thursday, September 1 at 8:00 pm

Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment
Soprano Pretty Yende and tenor Javier Camarena are the smitten young lovers Marie and Tonio in Donizetti’s zany bel canto comedy.
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes


Friday, September 2 at 8:00 pm

Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
Soprano Nadine Sierra gives a tour-de-force performance as the young heroine driven to madness, headlining a gripping modern-day staging by director Simon Stone.
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes


Saturday, September 3 at 8:00 pm

Massenet’s Cinderella
Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard stars as the rags-to-richest heroine of Massenet’s fairy-tale opera, presented in an abridged, English-language version.
Approximate running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes


Sunday, September 4 at 8:00 pm

Puccini’s Turandot
Franco Zeffirelli’s breathtaking production stars soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska as the icy title princess and tenor Yonghoon Lee as the mysterious prince determined to win her love.
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes


Monday, September 5 at 7:30 pm

Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones
Baritone Will Liverman gives a heartbreaking performance as a young man fighting to overcome a life of trauma and abuse, headlining the first opera by a Black composer ever performed by the Met.
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes





The event is finished.