2006_08_operaforall.gifThis week, the City Opera has its Afternoon Arias program where different City Opera singers serenade those in Bryant Park. The programs start at 12:30PM, and another bonus is that you can buy the $25 seat tickets for Opera For All, which the City Opera has brought back for another year (tickets officially go on sale next Monday). The performances scheduled so far are a highlights of new season concert celebration with an afterparty, two performances of La Boheme, and Carmen, from September 7 through September 10.

And tomorrow's Afternoon Aria: A talk between actor Anthony Rapp and City Opera dramaturg Cori Ellison, a reading from Rapp's book Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent, and performances of Rent and La Boheme from the two shows' casts!