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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

  • Metropolitan Opera: I Puritani

    Booking until Feb 28

  • Metropolitan Opera: Werther

    Booking until Mar 09

  • Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata

    Opens Feb 24

  • Metropolitan Opera: Idomeneo

    Opens Mar 06

  • Metropolitan Opera: Fidelio

    Opens Mar 16

Metropolitan Opera: I Puritani

Until February 28, 2017

Bellini's final work, a rousing bel canto set during the tumult of the English Civil War concerns a secret love that goes against the social and political divide that drives one of the lovers to the very edge of madness.

Metropolitan Opera: Werther

Until March 9, 2017

The irresistible tale of unrequited love unfolds tragically in Jules Massenet's lushly scored opera, based on Goethe's semi-autobiographical novel 'The Sorrows of Young Wether'. Sorrows they truly are as the brooding poet falls for the betrothed Charlotte and is driven to the brink of life itself when he realises his chance at winning her is ultimately doomed. Isabel Lenard stars as Charlotte, alongside Vittorio Grigolo as Wether, conducted by Edward Gardner.

Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata

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February 24-March 14, 2017

Willy Decker's inspiring, "grippingly spare, almost surreal" production returns to the Met Opera! The action is now brought forward to the 1950s, complete with swing dresses and magnums of champagne! Can a consumptive courtesan and a naive nobleman find love together? Or will the fates (and his family) strive to keep them apart?

Metropolitan Opera: Idomeneo

March 6-25, 2017

Accompany the Metropolitan Opera on a journey back to Ancient Greece, to a land of gods and monsters, where love is almost always complicated by fate, envy or the supernatural!

Metropolitan Opera: Fidelio

March 16-April 8, 2017

Beethoven's only opera fizzes with heroism, sweeping you up in the story and glorious score. An ode to freedom, justice and liberty, Fidelio is the tale of Leonore, a determined woman who creates a daring plan to free her husband from secret imprisonment. Originally set in 18th century Seville, the Met brings the story into the present, strengthening the opera's original uplifting themes and ideals for a 21st century audience.

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September '17
October '17

Oct 6, 2017-Mar 10, 2018

Oct 12, 2017-Apr 5, 2018

November '17

Oct 6, 2017-Mar 10, 2018

Oct 12, 2017-Apr 5, 2018

December '17

Dec 31, 2017-May 12, 2018

January '18

Dec 31, 2017-May 12, 2018

February '18

Oct 6, 2017-Mar 10, 2018

March '18

Oct 6, 2017-Mar 10, 2018

Oct 12, 2017-Apr 5, 2018

April '18

Oct 12, 2017-Apr 5, 2018

Dec 31, 2017-May 12, 2018

May '18

Dec 31, 2017-May 12, 2018

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