The event was planned to kick off the 41st annual "Met in the Parks" series, which continues through June 23 — alternating Bohme with Gounod's Faust — in parks in each of New York City's five boroughs and two in New Jersey. The series should get underway tomorrow evening in Central Park with Faust. Maurizio Benini conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, with David Pomeroy in the title role, Katie van Kooten as Margu_rite, James Morris as M_phistoph_ls, Kate Lindsey as Si_bel and Hung Yun as Valentin.
In La Bohme, Hei-Kyung Hong stars as MimÐ, with tenor Roberto Aronica as Rodolfo, Mary Dunleavy as Musetta, and baritone Dwayne Croft as Marcello; Gareth Morrell conducts. (For the June 15 Bohme in the Bronx, MimÐ will be sung by Elena Evseeva, Musetta by Elizabeth Caballero, Rodolfo by Jos_ Luis Duval Rodolfo and Marcello by John Hancock. For the Prospect Park Faust on June 19, Ellie Dehn will sing Marguerite, Fernando de la Mora will take the title role and Sebastian Catana will sing Valentin.)
The full "Met in the Parks" schedule is shown below; all performances begin at 8 p.m. For further information, including complete cast lists, visit this page at the Metropolitan Opera website.
June 12: La Bohme Central Park, Manhattan
postponed due to rain
June 13: Faust Central Park, Manhattan
June 15: La Bohme Pelham Bay Park, The Bronx
June 16: Faust Snug Harbor, Staten Island
June 19: Faust Prospect Park, Brooklyn
June 20: La Bohme Cunningham Park, Queens
June 22: Faust Brookdale Park, Bloomfield/Montclair, NJ
June 23: La Bohme Buccleuch Park, New Brunswick, NJ