‘Swan Lake’: American Ballet Theatre
The classic story of the princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer is brought to life in this quintessential performance by the American Ballet Theatre, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s original 1876 score. The ballet is set in what is being billed as a “visually spectacular” lakeside Renaissance court. Approximately 2 hours 25 minutes.
The Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center
June 25–30, times vary
‘Le Comte Ory’: Live in HD
See opera at your local movie theater when the Metropolitan Opera offers a live performance of Rossini’s 1828 comedic opera “Le Comte Ory” with high-definition video. To gain the hand of Countess Adele, Count Ory disguises himself as a hermit and his page Isolier as a female pilgrim. The live performance was previously recorded in April 2011. The show is 2 hours, 25 minutes.
Check listings for participating movie theaters
Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.
‘As You Like It’: Shakespeare in the Park
Now in its 50th year, the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park presents this romantic comedy that follows Rosalind, the daughter of an exiled French duke, on her adventure into the Forest of Arden. Broadway star Lily Rabe plays Rosalind. Directed by Daniel Sullivan.
Delacorte Theater, Central Park
Now through June 30
Performance at 8 p.m., free tickets available beginning at 1 p.m.
Two free tickets per person, distributed at Delacorte Theater
Scandia Symphony Concert
Amid the beauty of Fort Tryon Park, enjoy the Scandinavian music of the Scandia Symphony, which will perform works by 19th century composer Edvard Grieg and others.
Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan
Sunday, June 24, 2–3:30 p.m.
This event is free
All-Mozart with Alan Gilbert and Emanuel Ax
For the New York Philharmonic’s season finale, Grammy-winning classical pianist Emanuel Ax is featured on an all-Mozart program that includes Piano Concerto No. 22 and Mass in C minor (“Great”). Alan Gilbert conducts. Other featured performers include soprano Jennifer Zetlan, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, tenor Paul Appleby, and baritone Joshua Hopkins.
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
June 20–23, times vary, 7:30 p.m. or 8 p.m.
‘Twelfth Night’ by New York Classical Theatre
Don’t have time to wait in line for Shakespeare in the Park tickets? Part of Lower Manhattan’s River to River Festival, this version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy is set in New York in the early 1900s. Epitomizing mistaken-identity, the story follows Viola, who shipwrecks on an island, disguises herself as a boy, and quickly gets in over her head.
Castle Clinton, Battery Park
June 26–July 15, 7 p.m.
This event is free
The Eleanor Ettinger Gallery specializes in representational art, also known as contemporary realism, which it describes as “forever classic and enduring.” The gallery works with artists who “explore the timeless genre with a fresh commitment and passion.” This exhibit features self-portraits by the gallery’s roster of highly skilled artists.
Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, 24 W. 57th St.
Now through July 14
No admission fee
Compass: Folk Art in Four Directions
Pulled from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum, this exhibition explores the rich history of New York’s seaports, an exotic, exciting, and dangerous world. The exhibit is installed in four galleries of Schermerhorn Row, the historic mercantile houses that were created between 1810 and 1812.
South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St.
Now through Oct. 7
Admission: $10, Children under 9 free
High Line Kids: Arty Hours
Let your kids get creative in the most creative park in the city. Kids can paint, draw, and build. The High Line Children’s unique Workyard Kit will be available for creating vehicles, forts, structures, and machines from custom-designed wood planks, nuts, and bolts.
High Line, between West 22nd and West 23rd streets
Every Saturday this summer 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
This event is free
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