The Metropolitan Opera, New York City

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  • More of a Broadway Theater person but my wife and I took in Madam Butterfly last night at the Met and it was incredible! The setting of the building in Lincoln Center was the beginning of an evening o...  more »
  • I went twice on my short trip to New York: on my own on Saturday 28th October for a matinee performance of Tales Of Hoffmann; with a friend on 31st October for an evening performance of Turandot. The ...  more »
  • Attending the ópera is just a magnificent experience no matter where, but going to the met @ lincoln center had been a desire for so much time for my partner and I, and being able to make it for his b...  more »
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  • Had an amazing experience here. Would recommend to anyone who can make it wherever you think you like opera or not.
  • The MET is one of my favorite places in the world. I've seen a number of productions over the years and I'm still awestruck every time I go. For instance, recently I saw Nabucco, and they actually set the set on fire during the scene where the city is taken. Their occasional abridged, English-language adaptations of opera favorites like The Magic Flute or the Barber of Seville are a great way to introduce friends to opera. Student tickets are available for $25 for most productions. But even when those sell out, you can go the day of any performance to the box office on the morning of the performance to get standing room tickets for $25. Those tickets are seriously worth it, and honestly, the standing room location is pretty comfy for what it is. Best value for what you get I'd say. Not that there's anything wrong with the Grand Tier... heck, if I had the money I'd get seats there more often. ;-) If you don't know Italian or whatever the language your opera of choice is in, fear not! Every seat has its own subtitle screen that can be adjusted to display titles in English and usually a few other languages.
  • Incredible beauty inside and out. A must see for all. The I credible stair case, the chandeliers old beauty that will never go out of style.
  • The first opera I've watched in my life, and boy, was I glad it was with the Met Opera. An absolutely magical evening.
  • I saw Der Fliegende Holländer here with my parents and it was beautiful and everything with the chandeliers which are ama-zing. Nice ambience and everything. Obviously in the middle of Manhattan, at the beautiful Lincoln Center. A nice place to go on a date or a family thing if you are interested in opera. The leg room is not enough for me or my dad but maybe that's on account of our particular seats.

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