In hopes to inspire a new generation of opera lovers, The Metropolitan Opera launched its Summer Recital Series in 2009 in collaboration with City Parks Foundation, to bring free concerts to the parks in every borough of New York.
The series is one of the most beloved summer traditions in the city, and it kicks off in Central Park's Rumsey Playfield.
See this year's schedule below:
2016 Metropolitan Opera Summer Schedule:
Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 8pm
Central Park SummerStage
will feature soprano Angel Blue—a rising star who will make her Met debut in a future season—tenor Ben Bliss, and baritone Alexey Lavrov, joined by pianist Dan Saunders.
The Met’s Summer Recital Series is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and in collaboration with the Department of Parks and Recreation. Major funding has also been provided by The Elizabeth B. McGraw Foundation, in honor of Mrs. McGraw, and the Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Charitable Trust’s Met Parks Concert Fund.