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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: Fidelio

    Booking until Apr 08

  • Metropolitan Opera: Eugene Onegin

    Opens Mar 30

  • Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

    Opens Apr 13

  • Metropolitan Opera: Der Fliegende Hollander

    Opens Apr 25

  • Metropolitan Opera: Norma

    Opens Sep 25

Metropolitan Opera: Fidelio

Until 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.

Metropolitan Opera: Eugene Onegin

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March 30-April 22, 2017

A work of the Great Russian Romantic-Era Composer Pytotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin is a tale of burning passions, love unreturned and regret. Perhaps one of the best examples of the Lyric Opera style that places emphasis on melody with a fantasy or romance theme, the opera showcases Tchaikovsky's soaring melodic brilliance and virtuosic orchestration.

Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

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April 13-May 13, 2017

Disguises, duels and duets are the order of the day in Richard Strauss' magnificently extravagant Der Rosenkavalier, or the Rose-bearer, being the name of an engagement tradition in mid-eighteenth century Vienna. The task is simple, elect someone to deliver to your beloved a silver rose as proof of your love and reap the reward in matrimony. But woe-betide you if you chose the wrong man, especially if he is younger, more handsome and altogether a lot more desirable than you...

Metropolitan Opera: Der Fliegende Hollander

April 25-May 12, 2017

The spectre of the Flying Dutchman has long been a terrifying sight for sailors. At its heart is a wretch of a captain, damned by Satan to roam the oceans forever, with the chance of salvation presented once only every seven years, when they may go ashore and attempt to find true love. Wagner's nautical adventure is a thrilling and haunting opera and marked a turning point in his career.

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.

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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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