The Metropolitan Opera has cancelled the first two Summer HD Festival outdoor screenings on Lincoln Center Plaza, originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, due to anticipated foul weather resulting from the arrival of Hurricane Irene.

The cancelled showings are Donizetti's Don Pasquale on Saturday and Verdi's Simon Boccanegra on Sunday.

The festival will now open on Monday evening at 8:30pm with a showing of Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride starring Susan Graham and Plácido Domingo, conducted by Patrick Summers.

Additional screenings will include La Rondine (August 30 at 8pm), Nixon in China (August 31 at 7:45pm), Carmen (September 1 at 7:45pm), La Fanciulla Del West (September 2 at 8pm), Boris Godunov. (September 3 at 7:15pm), Lucia Di Lammermoor. (September 4 at 8pm), and Don Carlo (September 5 at 7:15pm).

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and no tickets are required. There are no rain dates.