Charles Castronovo, Ekaterina Siurina & Sarah Coburn Headline New York City Opera’s Park Series

By Francisco Salazar

New York City Opera is set to present a season of four free, live shows for its Park Series in Bryant Park’s Picnic Performances.

The company will present one-night-only operas accompanied by live music including “The Barber of Seville,” “La traviata,” “Lucia di Lammermoor,” and a special Pride in the Park performance.

The first showcase will be held on May 27 with “The Barber of Seville”  starring Amy Maude Helfer, Dimitrie Lazich, and WooYoung Yoon. Helena Binder directs and Carmine Aufiero conducts.

“Pride in the Park” will be held on June 17  and will feature a diverse program of selections from opera and musical theater sung by stars from City Opera’s Pride Series.

Verdi’s “La Traviata” will be performed on August 12 with Ekaterina Siurina and Charles Castronovo in the lead roles. Michael Chioldi rounds out the cast with Constantine Orbelian conducting.

The series will end with “Lucia di Lammermoor” on Sept. 2 starring Sarah Coburn and Nathan Granner. Constantine Orbelian conducts.

Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis and concerts are designed to be enjoyed casually. For anyone unable to attend in person, free livestream broadcasts of the performances will be available nationwide via Bryant Park’s website and social media platforms.