Eugene Onegin: Mariusz Kwiecien as Eugene Onegin and Anna Netrebko as Tatiana. Photo credit: Lee Broomfield / Metropolitan Opera
The Opening Night performance of the Metropolitan Opera's 129th anniversary season will be transmitted live to multiple giant screens in Times Square. Approximately 1,500 seats will be available on a first-come first-served basis in Duffy Square (between 46th and 47th Streets), with additional seating available in the pedestrian zone between 44th and 45th Streets. This marks the Metropolitan Opera's 8th season of bringing live opera to Times Square.
This year's gala transmission will be a performance of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, starring Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien and conducted by Valery Gergiev.
The gala transmission will begin at 6:00 pm with a red carpet pre-show, with the opera beginning at 6:30 pm.
For more information about The Metropolitan Opera's 2013-14 Season, please visit http://www.metoperafamily.org.