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Jun 18 2024

2024 Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

The Metropolitan Opera’s beloved Summer Recital Series returns for its 15th season with five free concerts featuring established stars and rising talents.

Tuesday, June 18

8:00 pm
SummerStage in Central Park, Rumsey Playfield
Leah Hawkins, Mario Chang, Michael Sumuel

Thursday, June 20

7:00 pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Leah Hawkins, Mario Chang, Michael Sumuel

Monday, June 24

7:00 pm
Jackie Robinson Park, Bradhurst Avenue & 151st Street
Brittany Olivia Logan, Hannah Jones, Matthew Cairns

Wednesday, June 26

7:00 pm
Williamsbridge Oval, 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx
Brittany Olivia Logan, Hannah Jones, Matthew Cairns

Friday, June 28

7:00 pm
Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Queens, NY
Brittany Olivia Logan, Hannah Jones, Matthew Cairns

The Metropolitan Opera’s popular Summer Recital Series is back for its 15th season, offering five free outdoor concerts throughout New York City. This year’s series kicks off on June 18th and features established Met stars alongside rising talents from the prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.

The first two recitals will showcase the established vocalists. On June 18th at SummerStage in Central Park and June 20th at Brooklyn Bridge Park, soprano Leah Hawkins, tenor Mario Chang, and bass-baritone Michael Sumuel will perform. These singers impressed audiences earlier this season in leading roles from major Met productions. Met assistant conductor Dimitri Dover will accompany them on piano.

For the remaining three recitals, the spotlight shines on the next generation of opera stars. On June 24th at Jackie Robinson Park, June 26th at Williamsbridge Oval, and June 28th at Socrates Sculpture Park, audiences can enjoy the talents of soprano Brittany Olivia Logan, mezzo-soprano Hannah Jones, and tenor Matthew Cairns. These rising stars are all participants in the Met’s esteemed Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Accompanist Deborah Robertson will join them at the piano.

All concerts feature famous opera arias and duets, along with other beloved classical selections. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience world-class opera under the summer sky – for free!

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