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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: Don Giovanni

    Booking until May 11

  • Metropolitan Opera: La Boheme

    Booking until Jan 14

  • Metropolitan Opera: L'Amour de Loin

    Booking until Dec 29

  • Metropolitan Opera: Salome

    Booking until Dec 28

  • Metropolitan Opera: Romeo and Juliet

    Opens Dec 31

Metropolitan Opera: Don Giovanni

Until May 11, 2017

The ever enduring Don Giovanni returns to the Metropolitan Opera. Mozart's libertine philanderer is cast in a decidedly darker light in this staging, whose story of unavenged justice incorporates tragedy and black comedy, as well as the supernatural elements which ultimately downfall. Giovanni is no misunderstood hero in this production, which was created by acclaimed British director and producer Michael Grandage.

Metropolitan Opera: La Boheme

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Until January 14, 2017

Franco Zefferelli presents a magnificent cast starring Angela Gheorghiu as the frail Mimi, with Ramon Vargas taking on the role of her passionate lover, Rodolfo in his iconic production of this Puccini favorite. Innovative young conductor Nicola Luisotti oversees a glorious vocal ensemble that proves once again why this opera is the most performed at the Met.

Metropolitan Opera: L'Amour de Loin

Until December 29, 2016

Created for the 2000 Salzburg Festival, Kaiji Sarriano's haunting L'Amour de Loin (The love from afar) makes it's Metropolitan debut this season in a re-imagined production that sees ribbons of illumination cover the stage and orchestra as this poignant story of longing plays out to a lushly haunting score that will keep you mesmerized till the final flourish.

Metropolitan Opera: Salome

Until December 28, 2016

Rich and intense, Salome is the equal parts shocking and thrilling tale of a petulant and beautiful Princess, stepdaughter of the lecherous King Herod and the dark path that her lustful wiles drag her down. Based on Oscar Wilde's famously passionate play, Richard Strauss' operatic adaptation is a creative masterpiece that continues to linger in your mind, long after you've left the theater.

Metropolitan Opera: Romeo and Juliet

December 31, 2016-March 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera present Barlett Sher's lushly vivid production of Gounod's romantic opera. Adapted from Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers, it will reunite Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo, who displayed their sizzling chemistry in last year's Manon! Stunning and sumptuous, this retelling is likely to be a jewel in the 2017/16 season.

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