In case you’re wondering what to do with your Thursday night, here’s a suggestion: the Opéra de Montréal is offering free admission to their latest performance of Lucia di Lammermoor. Granted, you’ll have to provide your own folding chair or blanket, as the freebie seats will all be outside (at Esplanade de la Place des Arts), but for those who can’t afford $46+taxes for even the cheapest nosebleed-section seats indoors, this is a pretty sweet deal.
The show starts at 8 PM, and according to their Facebook page, 33,000 people attended last year! You’ll definitely want to get there early to snag the primo spaces, especially as there’s construction going on in the area that could tie you up.
For more information on Lucia di Lammermoor, composer Donizetti, or to buy tickets to other performances, check out the Opéra de Montréal’s website (bilingual), or join their Facebook group (only available in French).