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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

  • Classic Quadrophenia

    Opens Sep 09

  • Metropolitan Opera: Norma

    Opens Sep 25

  • Metropolitan Opera: La Boheme

    Opens Oct 02

  • Metropolitan Opera: Turandot

    Opens Oct 12

  • Metropolitan Opera - The Exterminating Angel

    Opens Oct 26

Classic Quadrophenia

September 9-10, 2017

The Who's windmilling guitarist brings his symphonic arrangement of the 1973 album to the US this summer for four very special dates that will feature Billy Idol, Alfie Boe and a full orchestra performing the expansive rock opera in all its glory. A full narrative story, Quadrophenia follows the story of a young working class Mod, Jimmy, and his search for meaning amongst the culture clash of 1960s Britain and was influential in reviving Mod culture, leading to the iconic film in 1979.

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: La Boheme

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October 2, 2017-March 10, 2018

Franco Zefferelli's spectacular production returns to the Met for the third time in 2017. Since its premiere in 1896, La Boheme has grown into one of the most beloved operas in the world, with only Puccini's other masterwork Madama Butterfly rivalling it for sheer popularity. This staging is split between two casts, and conducted by Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato.

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.

September '17
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Dec 31, 2017-May 12, 2018

January '18

Dec 31, 2017-May 12, 2018

February '18
March '18
April '18

Dec 31, 2017-May 12, 2018

May '18

Dec 31, 2017-May 12, 2018

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