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Swiss National Month Drinks & Optional Opera

Hosted by the Consul of the New York Swiss International Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 25 Aug 18:30 - 22:00

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Enjoy drinks at the Empire rooftop and a free optional opera screening at next door outside
Lincoln Center. (People are sitting outside of Lincoln center on the floor and watch the opera on a screen,) .

Drinks start at 6.30 pm, the opera starts at 8 pm We try to have the group together at the Empire rooftop from 6. Protected content , afterwards, it is optional to stay at Empire rooftop at 8 pm or go over for the opera.

Important: go straight to the red letters roof, don’t ask the doorman and first rooftop hostesses for me. When you arrive at the rooftop with the big red letters roof, you can ask that hostess. TheProtected content is usually less crowded and according to the hostess, we will have space. They don’t take reservations up there, but are prepared for us ;) please ask for Protected content

Please bring your phone (!) , changes and announcements will be in the comments section of the event .

1 Drink Minimum Protected content plus tip, tip is usually not included here) or soft drink beer (8 usd)

August is the month of the Swiss national day.

Since Protected content , the first of August has been celebrated as Swiss National Day. The date refers to a historic alliance concluded in Protected content the three cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden.

The Opera Screening: today: August 25th:

The festival opens with Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher’s Roméo et Juliette conducted by Gianandrea Noseda andstarring Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo. Over the course of the ten night festival, many of the Met’s biggest stars will be featured, including Sondra Radvanovsky and Joyce DiDonato in Bellini’s Norma, Nina Stemme in Strauss’s Elektra, Isabel Leonard in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Pretty Yende in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, and Renée Fleming and Elīna Garanča in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier.

close to 3,000 seats will be available on the plaza on a first-come, first-served basis, as well as additional space for overflow crowds. No tickets are required, and there are no rain dates.