07/02/2012 08:08 am ET Updated Jul 02, 2012

Lincoln Center Festival 2012: 'Uncle Vanya' 'Macbeth' And Other Performances (PHOTOS)

We are now ankle deep in the slew of summer arts festivals, and one gem that is fast approaching is the Lincoln Center Festival in New York. On July 5, the renowned monthlong medley of music, theater, visual art, and opera kicks off. Some notable highlights in the lineup are: The National Theatre of Scotland's chilling "Macbeth," starring Tony-award winning actor Alan Cumming in every role; "Uncle Vanya," from the Sydney Theatre Company, starring the astounding Cate Blanchett, and adapted by Blanchett's husband Andrew Upton; and a striking piece by the Paris Opera Ballet featuring Pina Bausch's choreography set to composer Christoph Gluck's 'Orpheus and Eurydice.' The Lincoln Center Festival runs from July 5 through August 5 and the full calendar of events can be found here along with ticket information.

Below, check out some of the highlights from the festival, and to win tickets to "Giselle" at Lincoln Center Festival, enter our contest here:

Lincoln Center Festival Preview