Opera and music lovers will be delighted to experience Met in the Parks – a series of free concerts performed in Central Park and other locations in the region by the world famous Metropolitan Opera. Since 1967, the Opera has brought its finest singers to entertain New York’s residents and visitors to the Big Apple during the summer months. This year’s event – sponsored by the Bank of America for the sixth consecutive year – opens on June 12th in Central Park and will include ten days of concerts in different boroughs around New York and New Jersey.
No tickets are required to enjoy this sensational event. Spectators get to enjoy some of the world’s finest music in an informal setting surrounded by the beauty of nature – all for free. Concerts start at 8.00 pm sharp and everyone is welcome, including families with children. The event is also particularly appealing to disabled spectators due to the easy accessibility of the locations.
This year’s Met Opera in the Parks will feature two popular concerts – La Boheme by Puccini and Faust by Gounod. La Boheme is a classic love story that relates the tale of two lovers living in Paris, while Faust presents a more philosophical perspective that deals with a pact made with the devil. The concerts will be performed in Central Park in Manhattan, Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx, Snug Harbor at Staten Island, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Cunningham Park in Queens, Brookdale Park in Bloomfield/Montclair, New Jersey and Buccleuch Park, in New Brunswick, New Jersey.