New Event: Metropolitan Opera in Central Park!

From: Josh
Sent on: Monday, May 21, 2007 10:14 AM
Announcing a new event for The Upper Manhattan Experience!

What: Metropolitan Opera in Central Park!

When: Wednesday, June 13, 7:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Event Description: This dose of culture requires we travel below 125th street, but I think it will be worth it. On Wednesday June 13th the Metropolitan Opera is presenting Charles Gounod's Faust on the Great Lawn of Central Park for FREE! So grab your shit (i.e. blankets, food, wine, etc.) and hop on the subway. Central Park is BIG (in case you didn't know) so I figured it would be best to meet at the Obelisk that is adjacent to the Greal Lawn. For directions to the Obelisk visit this web site:
http://www.centralparknyc.org/virtualpark/thegreatlawn/obelisk

Here are the details for the event:
Join thousands of other opera lovers as the Metropolitan Opera returns to the parks of New York City and New Jersey. A summertime tradition in New York since 1967 and in New Jersey since 1987, the series opens with back-to-back concerts in Manhattan's Central Park on June 12 and 13, with six additional performances in each borough of the city and two locations in New Jersey.

A Metropolitan Opera parks concert is the perfect way to experience some of the world's greatest music in a uniquely accessible and informal outdoor setting. This year's series presents Puccini?s La Boh?me, a timeless story of love among young artists in Paris, and Gounod?s Faust, an epic drama about an aged philosopher?s pact with the devil. Both offer dazzling arias and ensemble pieces that showcase the Met's incomparable soloists, orchestra, and chorus.

http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/season/parks.aspx

Learn more here:
http://socialnetwork.meetup.com/488/calendar/5801394/

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