New York City Opera will return to Bryant Park’s free performing arts series with three concert performances this summer. The programming will start May 20 with Puccini's La Bohème.
As WorldPride approaches, NYCO will celebrate June 12 with Pride in the Park, featuring selections from opera and musical theatre sung by stars of City Opera’s Pride Series. The program will include a sneak peek at New York City Opera’s upcoming production of Iain Bell’s Stonewall, prior to its June 21 world premiere at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
An hour-long presentation of highlights from Bizet's Carmen will conclude the series August 26.
All three concerts begin at 6 PM and are free to the public with no dress code, and no tickets. At each concert, the park will lend out 250 free picnic blankets for audience members. Each event has beer, wine, and food for purchase.