Past Event

The Metropolitan Opera's Opening Night at Marcus Garvey Park

September 27, 2021
6:00 PM
Marcus Garvey Park - Richard Rodgers Amphitheater

The Met’s 2021–22 season opens Monday, September 27, with the historic company premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, starring Will Liverman and conducted by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

For the first time, audiences can watch a free, live broadcast of Opening Night from Marcus Garvey Park's Park's Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Harlem. The open-air amphitheater opens to the public at 4:30PM, and seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, with no tickets required. The pre-show broadcast commences at 6PM, and the opera will begin at 6:30PM. Please note, to enter the amphitheater, all attendees will be required to show either proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid-19 PCR test administered within 72 hours prior to entry, as well as government-issued photo ID. Children under the age of 12 may accompany their parent or guardian who provides proof of full vaccination or negative Covid-19 test. Capacity will be limited and masks are required upon entry and strongly encouraged for all guests for the duration of the performance, as is physical distance. Learn more about the health and safety requirements at Marcus Garvey Park.

Learn about other ways to watch Opening Night, including in Times Square, on SiriusXM, and at the Opera House.