Free Picnic Opera in Bryant Park


Mark your calendar for Friday, September 2, 2022 when New York City Opera will present an abridged version of Donizetti’s classic Lucia di Lammermoor. This free concert is part of the Bryant Park Picnic Performances.

The one night only concert is starring world-renowned soprano Sarah Coburn, along with tenor WooYoung Yoon, and bass-baritone Mark Delavan. It is directed by Shayna Leahy and conducted by City Opera Music Director Maestro Constantine Orbelian, The complete cast includes Coburn (Lucia), Delavan (Enrico), Yoon (Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood), Tair Tazhigulov (Raimondo Bidebent), Elissa Pfaender (Alisa), Ziwen Xiang (Arturo), and Samuel Ng (Normanno).

Opera fans consider it to be like Romeo and Juliette  from the land that brought us kilts.

The concert begins at 7:00 pm and entry is ticketless with a first-come, first-seated basis. The performance is designed to be enjoyed casually with ample space on the lawn and free picnic blankets for attendees to borrow.

You may bring your own basket of provisions, however, there will be a rotating caravan of popular food vendors near the Lawn.

For all details visit: Bryant Park Picnic Performances

Photos: Karli Cadel and Bryant Park