The Metropolitan Opera’s annual series of HD screenings of operas starts this Friday with A Night at the Opera, the classic Marx Brothers movie. Don’t worry opera fans, all the rest of the screenings are real operas, starting with Romeo and Juliet on Saturday. The screenings start between 7 and 8, depending on the opera.
The shows go on in Josie Robertson Plaza in the middle of the Lincoln Center Campus at 62nd Street. There are about 2,800 seats placed in the plaza, and the best seats in the house tend to be snagged early (in a controversial practice).
The festival runs through September 3. See the whole schedule here.