5 free events to stream, from ‘Manon Lescaut’ to Anthony Roth Costanzo

5 free events to stream, from ‘Manon Lescaut’ to Anthony Roth Costanzo

We’ve rounded up a selection of concerts and events to stream this week. Have a favorite performance that we missed? Email us suggestions at allartsinfo@wliw.org.

Nightly Met Opera Streams: Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut”
When: May 27; 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Metropolitan Opera website
See Italian soprano Renata Scotto in a 1980 production of Puccini’s lush “Manon Lescaut.” Plácido Domingo and Pablo Elvira also star, with conducting by James Levine. The livestream will be available on-demand for 23 hours after its online debut. The production is included in the Met’s lineup of free nightly operas. If you miss “Manon Lescaut,” you can catch Berlioz’s “Les Troyens” May 28 or Bellini’s “La Sonnambula” (voted as this week’s “Viewer’s Choice”) May 29.

“Secrets from the Privy Vault: Insights on a Tenement Rear Yard”
When: May 28; 3:30 p.m.
Where: The Tenement Museum YouTube channel
Get a behind-the-scenes peek into the backyard of the Tenement Museum’s 97 Orchard Street location. The Lower East Side institution’s staff will take viewers on a tour of the tenement building’s outdoor space, which housed four wooden privies (or outdoor toilets) and the residents’ single water source. Perfect for history buffs, the livestream will touch on what the museum has learned through excavation, city records and oral histories.

The talk will also feature a discussion about the city’s response to contagious diseases and how communal space was handled during the time the building was active. The stream will be available on-demand on the museum’s YouTube channel after the conclusion of the event.

BRIC Youth Media Festival
When: May 28; 6 p.m.
Where: The BRIC YouTube channel and on Zoom
Now in its seventh year, the annual BRIC Youth Media Festival will present the films of young Brookly-based filmmakers virtually for the first time in the series’ history. All created by artists under the age of 21, a selection of 10 films will be highlighted during the evening, with awards for directing, storytelling, cinematography, editing and best overall short doled out to the top pieces. The entire event is planned, promoted, designed and judged by Brooklyn high school students participating in the BRIC Youth Media Fellowship Program.

New York City Ballet: “21st Century Choreographers”
When: May 29; 8 p.m.
Where: New York City Ballet YouTube channel, Facebook and website
The New York City Ballet’s digital spring season comes to a conclusion with a bang. The final evening of the series will feature recent works from Justin Peck (“Easy,” “The Times Are Racing”), Pam Tanowitz (“Bartók Ballet”), Alexei Ratmanksy (“Voices”), Gianna Reisen (“Composer’s Holiday”), Kyle Abraham (“The Runaway”) and Mauro Bigonzetti (“Oltremare”). The evening will be introduced by Peck (City Ballet’s resident choreographer) and will feature performances from Preston Chamblee, Indiana Woodward, Emily Kikta, Daniel Applebaum, Lauren Lovette, Taylor Stanley, Robert Fairchild, Brittany Pollack, Maria Kowroski, Tyler Angle, pianist Susan Walters and more.

Anthony Roth Costanzo: “Click Clock – Tick Tock”
When: June 1; 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Works & Process at the Guggenheim YouTube channel
Presented by the Guggenheim Museum, the Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commission series continues with a world premiere of Dick Hyman’s “Click Clock – Tick Tock,” performed by Anthony Roth Costanzo. Billed as a “surreal meditation on time during quarantine,” the evening’s premiere will feature intricate paper cuttings and musical performances.

“This was what I had been missing in my isolation; this was as close to putting together a full production as we were going to get right now,” Costanzo said of the commission. “While the final video will only be a minute and change, it represents the kind of layered ingenuity and interdisciplinary play that I crave now more than ever.”

Top Image: Unity Phelan and Preston Chamblee in Justin Peck’s "Easy." Photo: Paul Kolnik.