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INFO Part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Metropolitan Opera House has operated on the Upper West Side since 1966, but the company has been around even longer. Its first season was in 1883, and since then... ... read more

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The Metropolitan Opera - Theater in New York.

Part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Metropolitan Opera House has operated on the Upper West Side since 1966, but the company has been around even longer. Its first season was in 1883, and since then it has staged all the classic shows, featuring many of the opera world’s biggest stars. The 3,800-seat auditorium is as grand as expected, with seats on six levels, and the lobby holds two gigantic Marc Chagall murals. The city’s elite gathers by the iconic fountains in front of the building for every opera season’s opening gala, but mere commoners can enjoy performances pretty easily. Each season runs from approximately the end of September to the beginning of May, and the organization presents about twenty-five operas a year. Shows run Mondays through Fridays, with a matinee and evening show on Saturdays. Single-show tickets are available and can range from $20 to somewhere in the hundreds. Standing-room tickets are available starting at 10am on performance days. All operas have seatback translations available in English, Spanish, and German. An onsite restaurant and bar are open pre-curtain and during intermission. During the opera’s off-season, the auditorium hosts the American Ballet Theatre and touring opera and dance companies.

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A Great Place to Enjoy Great Music
Sarah W. Feb 22, 2013
Opera is often thought of as an elitist form of entertainment, but a trip to New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, will prove that it shouldn’t be. Although the grandiose appearance of the Metropolitan Opera House, with pillars rising from the pavement, Marc Chagall murals in the lobby and spiky, modern chandeliers dangling from the ceilings, does little to dispel the posh image, the ticket prices and entertainment accomplish it. On stage, the best male and female vocalists in the world give voice to stories of double crossing connivers and forbidden love or broad comedies springing from mistaken identities or misunderstood meanings. The brash and bombastic tales are set to some of the most charismatic music ever written. Subtitles appear for guests no fluent in the language of the opera. Seats close to the stage can cost more than $400 per ticket, but standing room tickets can be purchased for less than $20. The opera singers traversing the stage are the world’s best, so their voices fill the entire space, from front to back. Shows at the Met also tend to feature exquisite costumes and set designs that are vivid enough to reach the cheap seats. Binoculars can be rented for $5. Metropolitan Opera performances attract everyone from youngsters in jeans and t-shirts to ladies in evening gowns and fur coats.
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