Parks Series

La Fanciulla del West

August 22, 2017: Bryant Park Upper Terrace

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (For All)

Minnie                 Kristin Sampson
Dick Johnson      Jonathan Burton
Rance                  Kevin Short

For the third performance in the ongoing Bryant Park Presents New York City Opera series, New York City Opera will present a free preview of its upcoming production of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West. Based on American playwright David Belasco‘s The Girl of the Golden West, the opera, set in a mining camp during the California Gold Rush, has been a favorite of New York audiences since its sensational premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in 1910. A master of atmospheric setting, Puccini seamlessly incorporated American folk music with his own Italianate lyricism and brilliant orchestration to animate the passion and adventure of this evocative drama.

Bryant Park

Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues,
40th and 42nd Streets,
New York, New York 10018


La Cenerentola

June 13, 2017: Bryant Park Upper Terrace
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm (Family Event)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (For All)

La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini (excerpts). The timeless, beloved tale of Cinderella all wrapped up with some of Rossini’s finest vocal writing.

Angelina, called Cinderella       Sylvia Szadovszki
Don Ramiro, Prince of Salero   Heejae Kim
Dandini, His Servant                 Seunghyeon Baek
Don Magnifico                           Daniel Quintana
Clorinda, his daughter               Samarie Alicea
Tisbe, his daughter                    Elizabeth Pojanowski
Alidoro, a philosopher                Robert Davidson

Bryant Park

Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues,
40th and 42nd Streets,
New York, New York 10018

*Artwork by Caitlin Mathes


PAst PerFormances


Picnic with Puccini

September 27, 2016 6:00 PM

New York City Opera presents an evening of soaring love duets from the unrivaled master of romance, Giacomo Puccini. Taken from his three most beloved operas La bohème, Madama Butterfly, and Tosca, these passionate masterworks are performed in costume by stars of City Opera’s upcoming season.

Mimì: Brandie Sutton
Rodolfo: Richard Troxell
Cio-Cio San: Inna Dukach
B. F. Pinkerton: Jason Karn
Floria Tosca: Kristin Sampson
Mario Cavaradossi: Jack Li Vigni

Bryant Park

Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues,
40th and 42nd Streets,
New York, New York 10018


Florencia in Bryant Park

June 17, 2016


Carmen in Bryant Park

July 29, 2016 6:30 PM

The innkeeper Lillas Pastia narrates the tempestuous story of the irresistible seductress Carmen and her hapless lover Don José in this hour-long presentation of highlights from Bizet’s beloved opera. Offered to the New York public free-of-charge, this presentation is a perfect introduction to opera for newcomers of any age.

Carmen: Elise Quagliata
Don José: Michael Morrow
Escamillo: Gustavo Feulien
Micaëla: Daria Somers
Frasquita: Stacy Dove
Mercédès: Kristee Haney
Lillas Pastia: Jacob Russo

Bryant Park

Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues,
40th and 42nd Streets,
New York, New York 10018


Pagliacci in Bryant Park

August 18, 2016 12:30 PM

Bryant Park

Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues,
40th and 42nd Streets,
New York, New York 10018