Summer HD Festival @ The MET

When:Monday August 31, 2009
Where:The Metropolitan Opera
30 Lincoln Ctr Plz, New York

The theater may be dark over the summer, but you can still experience extraordinary Met performances, in Lincoln Center, thanks to a brand-new initiative. Starting August 29, the Met will present its first-ever Summer HD Festival, featuring screenings of ten productions from the company’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Live in HD series. The HD productions will be shown in Lincoln Center Plaza on consecutive nights—for free.

The Met’s Summer HD Festival is sponsored by Bank of America with additional support from the Metropolitan Opera Guild.

The screenings are free with no tickets required; 2800 seats will be available each night on a first-come, first served basis. There are no rain dates.

Special three-course takeout “Pique-Niques” dinners are available from 5 to 8pm during the Summer HD Festival at Bar Boulud, across the street from the Met. Click here for more information.

Here is what’s playing tonight:

Eugene Onegin – Monday, August 31 at 7:45 pm
Valery Gergiev conducts Tchaikovsky’s most beloved opera, Eugene Onegin, with Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the title role opposite Renée Fleming as the heartbroken Tatiana, with tenor Ramón Vargas as Lenski. Approximate running time: 160 minutes.

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