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New York City Opera to Return to Bryant Park

May 12, 2022, 11:11.26 am ET

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New York City Opera will present a season of free, live performances this summer as part of their Park Series in Bryant Park’s Picnic Performances. Each performance, which features City Opera's brightest stars as well as members of the City Opera orchestra, will begin at 7pm on the Bryant Park Stage.

The series of one-night-only operas includes “The Barber of Seville” (May 27) a special Pride in the Park performance (June 17), an abridged version of “La Traviata” (August 12) and “Lucia di Lammermoor” (September 2).

Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. With ample seating available and free picnic blankets for audience members to borrow.

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