Thursday, September 17, 2009

Opening Night Live in Times Square and Lincoln Center Plaza

September 15, 2009

Don’t miss the season-opening performance of Puccini’s Tosca—shown live on giant screens in Times Square and in Lincoln Center Plaza. The Met’s 2009–10 season kicks off Monday, September 21, at 6.30pm, with Karita Mattila starring in the new production premiere. Luc Bondy directs in his Met debut and Music Director James Levine conducts.

Admission to both the Times Square and Lincoln Center screenings is free, but tickets are required for the Lincoln Center plazacast. Three thousand free tickets, limited to two per person, will be available on Sunday, September 20, beginning at noon, at the Met box office only. No tickets are required for the Times Square transmission. Approximately 2,000 seats will be available in the plaza on a first-come, first-served basis, with additional standing room provided. The performance begins at 6.30pm.

The Tosca production premiere will also be broadcast live on Metropolitan Opera on SIRIUS channel 78 and XM channel 79. The performance will be streamed live on the Met website at

The Metropolitan Opera thanks Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman for underwriting the public campaign to launch the 2009–10 season.

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