“There’s moonlight in the world, and there is magic. What better way to celebrate both and the arrival of spring than with some of the greatest music ever written? Bizet, Puccini, Gershwin… When was the last time you went to the beach to see a drive-in opera? Guild Hall and HamptonsFilm bring the beauty to you with Met Under Moonlight.” Josh Gladstone, Artistic Director, the John Drew Theater

As the Metropolitan Opera remains dark until September 2021, the live transmissions scheduled for the season have been canceled. This spring, Guild Hall and HamptonsFilm will join select cinemas across the globe to exhibit a selection of encore titles from past Live in HD transmissions in our Met Under Moonlight series.

Join us at Main Beach (104 Ocean Avenue, East Hampton) for a safe and unique viewing experience.

Met Under Moonlight: CARMEN – Live in HD Encore

  • New date: Saturday, May 15 (postponed from Saturday, April 3)
  • 8:00pm-11:00pm
  • Drive-in screening at Main Beach
  • $80 per car

Mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča stars as the iconic Gypsy in Richard’s Eyre’s acclaimed 2010 production. With dances created by star choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and conducted by maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, this Carmen brings every aspect of Bizet’s thrilling tale to life, from its lighthearted beginning to its inevitably tragic climax.

Past Events

Met Under Moonlight: PORGY AND BESS – Live in HD Encore

  • Saturday, May 1
  • 8:00pm-11:06pm
  • Drive-in screening at Main Beach
  • $80 per car

James Robinson’s vibrant production of America’s favorite opera was a smash hit of the Met’s 2019–20 season. Bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue star in the title roles, headlining a phenomenal ensemble cast. David Robertson conducts this beloved score, which includes a number of melodies that have become classic American standards.

“After last Summer and the October festival’s successful drive-ins, we jumped at the chance to partner with Guild Hall to present such a unique and exciting drive-in experience, utilizing our full complement of drive-in equipment. We know how much we all want to be in theaters, and this is our way of continuing to showcase incredible art during the waning days of quarantine.” Anne Chaisson, Executive Director, HamptonsFilm