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

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ADDITIONAL INFO

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: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail

    Booking until May 07

  • American Ballet Theatre: Sylvia

    Opens May 09

  • American Ballet Theatre: 2016 Spring Gala

    May 16, 2016

  • American Ballet Theatre: Seven Sonatas & Firebird

    Opens May 18

  • American Ballet Theatre: Romeo and Juliet

    Opens Jun 20

Metropolitan Opera: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail

Until May 7, 2016

Mozart's charming, if not somewhat vocally challenging Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail transports us to the lush palatial landscape of 18th century Turkey, or specifically, to the harem of the Pasha Selim. His newest additions are the victims of pirates, being a Spanish Lady Konstanze, her maid Blonden and Blonden's lover Pedrillo. But help is at hand, unbeknownst to her, Konstanze's fiancee Belmonte is mounting a rescue attempt, if he can get past the demented overseer Osmin first...

American Ballet Theatre: Sylvia

May 9-14, 2016

The American Ballet Theatre present Sylvia, a tale of a mythical huntress on the cusp of womanhood. First conceived for the Paris Opera Ballet, Sylvia breaks with Romantic ballet conventions as the main character's coming of age journey begins at the awakening of her sensuality.

American Ballet Theatre: 2016 Spring Gala

May 16, 2016

Celebrate the glory of spring with the American Ballet Theatre as they open their 2016 spring season with a plethora of works, giving you a delicious taste of what the esteemed company have up their sleeves this year!

American Ballet Theatre: Seven Sonatas & Firebird

May 18-21, 2016

Three spellbinding pieces from ABT's Artist in Residence Alexi Ratmansky make up this program, including a brand new World Premiere work, his glittering Firebird, and the delicate Seven Sonatas.

American Ballet Theatre: Romeo and Juliet

June 20-25, 2016

Sir Kenneth MacMillan's interpretation of Shakespeare's enduring romantic tragedy has become one of ABT's signature productions. The story of Verona's tragic star-crossed lovers is weaved throughout a rich dance tapestry, with Renaissance Italy providing an elegant and period-perfect background. The original production starred Margot Fonteyne and Rudolf Nuryev in the lead roles, making it one of ballet's most enduring and culturally important productions, with Leslie Browne dancing as Juliet opposite Robert La Fosse as her Romeo in this revival

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