Metropolitan Opera Summer StageJune 28, 2023 7 – 8pm
Metropolitan Opera Summer Stage
Wednesday, June 28th
7 – 8 PM
Join us for the perennial Metropolitan Opera’s free summer recital tour stop at Socrates Sculpture Park! This iconic series of opera throughout NYC is presented outdoors and featuring rising young stars and musicians. The event is free, no reservations are required.
Featuring rising stars of the Met-soprano and Lindemann Young Artist Development Program graduate Erika Baikoff, who recently appeared as Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Tebaldo in Verdi’s Don Carlo; mezzo-soprano and current Lindemann Young Artist Cierra Byrd, who sang Bertha in Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones; and baritone Thomas Glass, who won the 2019 Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition and sang Prince Yamadori in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly during the 2021-22 season.
Met assistant conductor and member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program Juan José Lázaro will join the singers at the piano.
The Met’s Summer Recital Series is presented as part of Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage and funded by the Elizabeth B. McGraw Foundation, in honor of Mrs. McGraw.
Additional support has also been provided, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and in collaboration with the Department of Parks and Recreation.