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Lincoln Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

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Metropolitan Opera House is part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex.

Lincoln Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Year opened: 1966
Capacity: 3800

  • Concession stands
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • Air conditioning
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

As part of the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, this venue dedicated to ballet and opera first opened in 1966, replacing the original Metropolitan Opera House that opened in 1883 on Broadway, but was too small for advancing technology and stagecraft. It has a total of 4,000 seats, making it the largest purpose-built opera house in the world.

Upcoming Highlights

  • American Ballet Theatre: Whipped Cream

    Booking until Jul 01

  • American Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake

    Opens Jun 12

  • Metropolitan Opera: Norma

    Opens Sep 25

  • Metropolitan Opera: Turandot

    Opens Oct 12

  • Metropolitan Opera - The Exterminating Angel

    Opens Oct 26

American Ballet Theatre: Whipped Cream

Until July 1, 2017

A brand-new work specially created for American Ballet Theatre by resident artist Alexei Ratmansky, Whipped Cream makes its deliciously sweet mark in New York this coming May ! Set to the music of Richard Strauss' Schlagobers (originally created in 1924 for the Vienna State Opera), and designed by Mark Ryden, the world premiere will take place in Los Angeles in March before residing for a limited period at Metropolitan Opera House. A must-see for dances fans with a sweet tooth who didn't quite get their fill of the Nutcracker ballet, this candied confection will put a spring in your step in 2017!

American Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake

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June 12-17, 2017

Swan Lake is one of the world's best loved ballets, performed by the most prestigious ballet companies around the globe. The American Ballet Theatre production of Swan Lake "glides to the forefront of stagings all over the world" and sets the high standards of its repertoire. Set against the mysterious forest lake and a Renaissance court is a tale of love, tranformation, betrayal and ultimate forgiveness, evoked by haunting dance and Tschaikovsky's dreamlike score, this is a quintessential ballet for first-timers and enthusiasts alike.

Metropolitan Opera: Norma

September 25-December 16, 2017

After finding herself raised up to the level of some of the genre's most celebrated singers on her 2013 debut in the role, Sondra Radvanovsky returns to the Met as Bellini's iconic high-priestess, one of the most ambitious parts in the soprano repertoire. This explosive new production by Sir David McVicar opens the Met's 2017/18 season.

Metropolitan Opera: Turandot

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October 12, 2017-April 5, 2018

Sworn against love by the death of her mother, proud Princess Turandot prefers watching her suitors meet a grisly end and having their heads placed on spikes at the palace gates, yet they still vie to win her hand. When Calaf takes up the challenge, the unattainable beauty may have met her match in this lavish spectacle and final masterpiece from Puccini.

Metropolitan Opera - The Exterminating Angel

October 26-November 21, 2017

Much anticipated on these shores since its storming debut at the 2016 Salzburg Festival, the Met present the American premiere of Thomas Ades' dizzying new work. Adapted from the surreal Luis Bunel film of the same name, The Exterminating Angel concerns a fantastical dinner party in a mansion from which the guests cannot escape. Ades' conducts his kaleidoscopic score as chaos descends on the ensemble cast as their strange incarceration leads to madness.

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