Bartlett Sher-Directed Opera Will Be Broadcast in Times Square This Fall

News   Bartlett Sher-Directed Opera Will Be Broadcast in Times Square This Fall The Metropolitan Opera's Sept. 21 opening-night performance — Verdi's Otello, directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher — will be screened in Times Square.

Although the simulcast outside the opera house in Lincoln Center has been canceled — in an effort to save money — additional seats in Times Square have been added, according to The New York Times.

Approximately 500 additional seats will be available in Times Square. A total of 2000 opera lovers will have the chance to view the opening night outdoors at two locations: in the heart of Times Square, between 43rd and 44th Streets, and in nearby Duffy Square, which is located between 46th and 47th Streets.

The opera, which will be conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will star Aleksandrs Antonenko, Sonya Yoncheva and Zeljko Lucic.

Sher is currently represented on Broadway with the Tony-winning revival of The King and I.

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