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New York, U.S.A.
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, U.S.A.
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, U.S.A.
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, U.S.A.
The Metropolitan Opera
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The Metropolitan Opera, commonly referred to as the Met, is an iconic opera house located in New York City. As one of the most prestigious opera companies in the world, the Met has been entertaining audiences with outstanding performances for more than a century. Having had the pleasure of attending several productions at the Met, I can confidently say that it is an unforgettable experience that every opera lover should have.

Firstly, the Met boasts one of the most impressive facilities for opera in the world. The grandeur of the opera house is simply breathtaking, with ornate architecture and stunning interior decor. The auditorium is spacious, accommodating more than 3,800 spectators, yet it still retains an intimate and welcoming atmosphere. The Met also features state-of-the-art technology that enhances the productions, including cutting-edge lighting, sound, and special effects.

But the real magic of the Met lies in its productions. Every opera is a feast for the senses, combining the power of live music, dramatic storytelling, and breathtaking visuals. The Met features an impressive lineup of singers, conductors, and production designers, who work together to create unforgettable performances. The singers' voices are powerful, emotive, and perfectly suited to the repertoire they perform, while the orchestras are equally outstanding, providing a rich and nuanced musical backdrop.

Moreover, the Met offers a wide variety of productions, catering to different tastes and preferences. Whether you prefer classic works from composers like Mozart and Verdi, or more contemporary pieces from composers like Philip Glass and John Adams, the Met has something for everyone. The productions are also diverse in terms of language, with performances in Italian, French, German, and English, among others.

Another great aspect of the Met is its commitment to accessibility. The opera house offers a range of ticket prices, from premium seats to standing room tickets, allowing audiences from all backgrounds to enjoy the productions. The Met also provides audio and visual aids for patrons with hearing or visual impairments, as well as translations of the libretto in multiple languages.

Overall, the Metropolitan Opera is a cultural gem that offers an unforgettable experience for opera lovers. Its impressive facilities, outstanding productions, and commitment to accessibility make it one of the most iconic opera companies in the world. If you're a fan of opera or just looking for an unforgettable cultural experience, a visit to the Met should be at the top of your list.

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Can I buy Metropolitan Opera Tickets on the same day as the event? 

Although it may be possible to buy Metropolitan Opera Tickets on the same day, in all likelihood it is hard to do so and more likely to be sold out. Tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis and there is no guarantee that tickets will be available on the night of a performance. It is better to buy your tickets in advance where you will receive our 100% guarantee after your order has been processed. Tickets will be emailed shortly after your payment has been received. 

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Metropolitan Opera Tickets

The Metropolitan Opera is the biggest opera house in the United States. Every year, it showcases more than two hundred and twenty operas. It is popularly referred to as The Met and is a resident company at the Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts. This is one of the best venues to experience classical music if you’re visiting New York City. Metropolitan Opera tickets are available online for upcoming events and shoes. You don’t want to miss out on watching one of the best performances that the Big Apple has to offer!


New York City, New York


30 Lincoln Center Plaza


Opera House 

Grand Opening

September 16, 1966

Seating Capacity


Architectural Style








About Metropolitan Opera 

The New York Metropolitan Opera opened in 1966 on Broadway at Lincoln Square on the Upper West Side of Manhatten. It replaced the original Metropolitan Opera House which was built in 1883. The latest opera house has a seating capacity of approximately 3,800 and considered one of the largest opera houses in the world. 

Metropolitan Opera History

The Metropolitan Opera has a long history of attracting large audiences to see outstanding performances. On October 22, 1883, they had its grand opening and performed Gounod’s Faust. 


Unfortunately, the company struggled in its first year. Under the direction of Henry E. Abbey, the company had a $600,000 deficit which resulted in management being passed on to its conductor, Leopold Damrosch. After a few years, the company started to improve. In 1892, a new program was created which balanced German, French, and Italian classical operas. This attracted numerous world-class artists from around the world creating the Met’s “Golden Age” (1898 to 1903). 


The Metropolitan Opera was privileged to host the first arranged performances of Richard Wagner’s Parsifal. This piece was never played outside of Bayreuth, Germany since that time.
Today, the Metropolitan Opera is the largest classical music organization in North America. More than 27 different operas perform each year between September to May. The operas are scheduled in a rotating repertoire with up to seven performances of four works each week. Both classical staged productions and modern conceptual designs are featured at the Metropolitan Opera.  

In 2008, nearly 1,000,000 Metropolitan Opera tickets were sold, bringing in a gross of $13.3 million from North Americans and $5 million from international attendees.