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COUNTDOWN TO NYE
A 14-year tradition continues as the Metropolitan Opera's 2019–20 season opens with a live transmission of a landmark new production of the classic American opera, the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess — seen on multiple screens in Times Square.
Free seating is available on Duffy Square and the Broadway Plaza between 46th–47th Streets. Purchase some refreshments from the TSQ MKT kiosks and then find a seat! There will be one intermission of approximately 35 minutes.
Attendance is free, and no tickets are required. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at Duffy Square and the Broadway Plaza between 46th and 47th Streets, with additional standing room available.
House opens: 5:00pm
Curtain up: 6:00pm
About Porgy and Bess:
One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, and Ryan Speedo Green.