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The Metropolitan Opera is an American opera company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. The company is operated by the non-profit Metropolitan Opera Association, with Peter Gelb as general manager. As of 2018, the company’s current music director is Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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4,812 reviews
  • Rebecca Ruegg
    Rebecca Ruegg
    3 months ago

    Such a fantastic experience. Rigoletto was my first opera, and I was floored with how beautiful every aspect was. The voices and music were moving. The electronic captioning available in the seats was an incredible perk that gave more meaning to the performance. The staff was gracious and kind with helping me to find where to go (and complementing my outfit 😊). I had so much fun sitting in one of the private boxes, but a fair warning to first timers like me: I thought an obstructed view wouldn't matter since an opera would be more about the music, but I found myself wanting to watch every bit of every scene! It was an incredible experience nonetheless, but if you have the option, ensure you have full view!

  • Jing Li
    Jing Li
    a month ago

    This is a great opera company housed in a majestic acoustic heaven and architectural marvel, worth 10 stars. I deduct one star, ....because I don't know how else to express my frustration. I have been going to this opera house for 15+ years, but last night was my first time in family circle (we have always gone to the orchestra section for regular subscriptions) because I was curious about the acoustics up there. (It was fantastic.) I encountered the most unpleasant people up there. The couple is obviously treating MET opera as a tourist spot. The man woke up in the middle of the performance, walked down the aisle to the railings, and started taking photos! The woman was looking at her cell phone during the entire opera! They ruffled and whispered to each other for a good amount too! I was appalled. When being confronted after the opera, they were so indignant, absolutely had no shame, and even threatened me in a physically menacing way. Absolutely unbelievable. MET please be more watchful during performances. Unfortunately the world is inhabited by such uncivilized people too, but I sincerely hope they will not be allowed to ruin others' enjoyment of operas. It's so unfair for the affected audiences as well as the hard-working performers.

  • Henry Quinn
    Henry Quinn
    4 weeks ago

    The only opera house worth mentioning in a nation of 300 million that thinks of itself as prosperous, so I'll let you mull that over, but man, what an opera house and company. If I still lived here I'd go twice a week. The parterre boxes are teeny, my pick would be the orchestra side seats as the best mix of view and price, but you get better sounds from the orchestra in the first tier. The ceiling is gold leaf, the wine is not great, smuggle in your own. The balcony is fantastic, rush there at intermission and post up by the smokers, they're the coolest. This is just a life rule: don't smoke, but follow the smokers. They're resourceful and know all the hidden paths and spots.

  • Stefanie Smentek
    Stefanie Smentek
    2 months ago

    Always a great night out with amazing talent and people watching. Went for the reopening gala and the choir sang the Ukraine national anthem in a touching tribute to start the evening. Very classy touch and speech denouncing the attacks. This time was Don Carlos, which was fantastic performers but a very long show (tho you know this going in)

  • Frank Iori
    Frank Iori
    a month ago

    First time seeing an opera. Watched Madama Butterfly 3/22 and enjoyed it immensely. Subtitles on a small monitor in front of every seat . Good view of stage from all seats. Beautiful chandeliers. Comfortable seats. Fantastic environment. Definitely coming back. Need to present vaccination proof and identification.

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