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From 24 Sat Aug 2013 to 02 Mon Sep 2013 August 24, 2013 September 2, 2013 Washington Jefferson Hotel

Summer HD Festival at Lincoln Center 2013

Summer HD Festival at Lincoln Center 2013

Some of the Met’s most popular Live in HD presentations will be screened in Lincoln Center Plaza in a free ten day festival beginning August 24, 2013.
The Met’s Summer HD Festival returns for its fifth year on August 24, with ten free outdoor screenings of popular performances from the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series. The festival, which more than 40,000 people attended last year, kicks off with a screening of the Met’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s La Traviata starring Natalie Dessay, Matthew Polenzani, andDmitri Hvorostovsky. Three new productions from the Met’s 2012-13 season will be screened in this year’s festival: Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda starring Joyce DiDonato in the title role, Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera with Sondra Radvanovsky, Marcelo Álvarez, and Hvorostovsky, and Thomas Adès’s The Tempest starring Simon Keenlyside. The festival will also feature a variety of operas from past Live in HD seasons, including Massenet’s Manon starring Anna Netrebko, Verdi’s Otellowith Johan Botha and Renée Fleming, and the Met’s popular production of Verdi’s Aida, which will close out the festival on Labor Day.

All screenings take place on the Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center and start times are at 8pm, with the exception of Manon, which begins at 7:45pm; the complete schedule is below.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and no tickets are required; more than 3100 seats will be available each evening with additional standing room available on the plaza. There are no rain dates.