The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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The Met opened in 1883 and is one of the most famous opera houses in the country today.
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  • Robert P
    Yonkers, New York64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's the Metropolitan Opera!!!
    Thus far this season (as of December 2023) we've seen La Boheme and The Magic Flute and have tix for CARMEN in January and Madame Butterfly in March. Breaking news: You don't have to love OPERA to love opera. You do have to love live full orchestra music, a spectacular production, and the magic of one of the premier performance venues Lincoln Center. People from all over the world come to New York for these productions. Select a popular opera. Listen to the music and read the story before you go. And be prepared to be enthralled.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 December 2023
  • Allan S
    New York City, New York7,060 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous opera last North La forca del Destino great opera, fabulous orchestra, tremendous performance In an older do
    The opera experience is very personal but last nights performance was clearly gur me one of the best I have heard in 40 years. Seguin had the orchestra on their best notes and the brilliantly edited polish script was novel and well received. Several new stars have been launched and the audience in an opening night were appreciative with rounds of applause and whistles etc The hall itself could use some needed revamping as usual noted many old patchy doors that have prevailed many years. It still was awe I souring and although the votives have risen a special night there is the ultimate nyc experience .
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 February 2024
  • Paige
    Southold, New York30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow!
    A life long New Yorker this was my first opera, I saw Puccini's Turandot and wow. The energy of the Met was palpable, the architecture of the building was stunning. What an amazing experience. Cannot recommend enough.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 April 2024
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Montreal, Canada1,839 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I cannot describe how much I enjoyed the performance of Turandot, the sets were spectacular, the performances were amazing, and the venue was beautiful. We WILL return.
Written 26 April 2024
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PGB
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Superb production of Turnadot. Breathtaking staging. Just go. Especially enjoyed vocals of servant girl, Olga Kulhynska.
Written 17 April 2024
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Stay03274817479
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Sluggish orchestra… empty seats everywhere … Puccini sets straight outta 1980. Disappointing… Paris and London the week before were in another league.
Written 12 April 2024
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Paige
Southold, NY30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A life long New Yorker this was my first opera, I saw Puccini's Turandot and wow. The energy of the Met was palpable, the architecture of the building was stunning. What an amazing experience. Cannot recommend enough.
Written 10 April 2024
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Allan S
New York City, NY7,060 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The opera experience is very personal but last nights performance was clearly gur me one of the best I have heard in 40 years.
Seguin had the orchestra on their best notes and the brilliantly edited polish script was novel and well received.
Several new stars have been launched and the audience in an opening night were appreciative with rounds of applause and whistles etc
The hall itself could use some needed revamping as usual noted many old patchy doors that have prevailed many years.
It still was awe I souring and although the votives have risen a special night there is the ultimate nyc experience .
Written 27 February 2024
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Robert P
Yonkers, NY64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Thus far this season (as of December 2023) we've seen La Boheme and The Magic Flute and have tix for CARMEN in January and Madame Butterfly in March.

Breaking news: You don't have to love OPERA to love opera. You do have to love live full orchestra music, a spectacular production, and the magic of one of the premier performance venues Lincoln Center. People from all over the world come to New York for these productions.

Select a popular opera. Listen to the music and read the story before you go. And be prepared to be enthralled.
Written 19 December 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,796 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The Metropolitan Opera is one of the most well known. It first opened back in the late 19th century! Amazing building inside.
Written 4 October 2023
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Crhh567913
Las Vegas, NV9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
We had seats toward the back of the orchestra and I had been concerned about sound but there were no issues at all. Bought season tickets. It’s a wonderful experience and not to be missed.
Written 22 June 2023
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,391 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We have finally retired to the Metropolitan Opera after almost three years break. The first thing we discovered that The Lincoln Center Plaza has some kind of construction work underway, so the fountain is well hidden. Of course, it didn’t affect our visit as we had been to the Lincoln Plaza more times I can count,

I was so anxious to see the arches of my beloved opera house, the Chagall’s windows, its beautiful staircase, the Swarovski chandeliers, and, of course, the Met crowd. There were so many college students and school kids! I was pleasantly surprised to see the younger generation at the opera.

It was my third time enjoying the “La Boheme” performance at the Met… The same magnificent Zeffirelli’s production, beautiful singing and really good acting… How wonderful it was to see the opera without all the modernizations so popular these days. Who can possibly stage La Boheme better than Franco Zeffirelli? Susanna Phillips’s Mimi was just magical… such a beautiful soprano, superb acting and understanding of the heroine’s character. I was a bit disappointed with Charles Castronovo as Rodolfo though: his voice and acting were equally dull… and that’s such a pity because his appearance is so perfect for this role. Unlike him, Quinn Kelsey was absolutely magnificent as Marcello. I had been very fortunate to see him as Rigoletto and was very impressed, and his Marcello was equally perfect. What a beautiful rich baritone!

Overall, it was a wonderful afternoon but I vastly prefer evening performances. For some reason matinees never worked for me.

We will resume our monthly trips to the Met for the new season, which sounds fantastic.
Written 8 June 2023
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Christopher S
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We are regular attendees at the Royal Opera House in London and have seen performances at a number of other European opera houses, including Paris, Vienna, Venice and Trieste.

While in New York recently we took the opportunity to visit The Met for a performance of La Boheme. Unfortunately, the experience was very disappointing and we felt that it was of very low quality in comparison with the London ROH or other opera venues we have attended.

The main issues were:
1. Lack of signage to find your seats or toilet facilities.
2. Officious, indifferent ushers with poor customer service skills - they seemed more concerned about enforcing rules (eg shining torches at customers who may be filming the performance on their phones), rather than welcoming people, helping them find their seats etc.
3. Poor sound quality from our $140 seats (Row Z Orchestra Balance). It was very difficult to hear the singers (who during some scenes were quite far back on the stage) and the orchestra was muffled by the acoustic, perhaps because we were under an overhang. Off-stage singing was almost inaudible.
4. Incessant talking, rustling of sweet wrappers, use of mobile phones, shouting out and generally disruptive behaviour from many members of the audience around us. This went unchallenged by any of the ushers.
5. Rather curious, old-fashioned production values which seemed to owe more to Barnum and Bailey's circus than the 'high art' of operatic tradition.
6. A very irritating method of displaying subtitles on the seat back in front of you, rather than as surtitles as is done at the ROH. If you want to read the subtitles, you need to keep switching from the view of the stage to the view of the seat back, which is inconvenient if you use reading glasses.

We left after the second act. If the performances on stage had been outstanding, we would probably have stayed and tolerated all the above, but we didn't feel it was worth doing so.

Our Met visit certainly didn't live up to our expectations and in future we will probably stick with European opera houses where we feel the sound quality, customer experience and audience behaviour are all so much better.
Written 28 May 2023
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