By Noelia de la Cruz, August 6th, 2010
Outdoor concerts at Central Park and Governor’s Island? Been there, done that. Starting August 28, you can catch none other than an outdoor opera performance at Lincoln Center, home to the world renowned Metropolitan Opera. Following its successful debut last year, the Summer HD Festival is back, featuring ten stellar productions that will be screened on the Met’s grand facade. The 10-day festival features opera classics such as La Boheme (September 2) and Aida (September 5) , as well as an interpretation of the popular children’s tale Hansel & Gretel (September 3). Newer productions, such as the Italian show Tosca, described as an “operatic thriller,” will show on opening night. With more than 3,000 free seats available each night, you really don’t have an excuse—it’s time to add some high brow entertainment to your summer routine.