The Metropolitan Opera launches its free Summer Recital Series with a special performance of opera arias and popular songs headlined by the Tony Award-winning baritone Paulo Szot and featuring Lisette Oropesa (soprano), Alek Shrader (tenor), and Vlad Iftinca (piano).
Baritone Paulo Szot won a 2008 Tony Award for his performance as Emile de Becque in the Broadway revival of South Pacific. He has appeared with major American and European opera companies, including New York City Opera, where he was heard in Carmen, L’Elisir d’Amore, and Le Nozze di Figaro. He recently made his Met debut in the leading role of William Kentridge’s new production of Shostakovich’s The Nose, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Free tickets are required for entry. Tickets will be available at the Met Opera box office from 6 - 10 July 2009. For more information on how to obtain free tickets for this event, please visit metopera.org/parks beginning 1 June or call 212-362-6000. There will be no rain dates for these performances. No one will be admitted without a ticket.
SummerStage Web Site
Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm