#PickoftheWeek | Metropolitan Opera Performs in Queens on June 27
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Queens is going for Baroque.
After a two-year, Covid-provoked hiatus, Metropolitan Opera Summer Stage returns to Socrates Sculpture Park on Monday, June 27, at 6 pm.
Admission is free, and the performers will offer their arias and duets outdoors with the East River, Roosevelt Island, Manhattan, and Astoria in the background.
Three up-and-coming artists — soprano Amani Cole-Felder, mezzo-soprano Cierra Byrd, and bass-baritone Vladyslav Buialskyi — will sing with Dimitri Dover on piano.
Cole-Felder starred in Aspen Opera Theater’s The Magic Flute last summer, and she’ll be in Don Giovanni with the same troupe soon. The New Jersey resident made her Met Opera debut in Porgy and Bess recently.
The pianist, Dover, has been with Met Opera since 2016. He has performed in such iconic NYC venues as Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Zankel Hall, Weill Recital Hall, David H. Koch Theater, Symphony Space, and Park Avenue Armory.
Images: Socrates Park