The Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera

Opera House and Concert Hall
Lincoln Square, New York
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    Dirk W.
    "Phantastic theatre, amazing stage, I loved the Overall experience!"(13 Tips)
    Natalie W.
    "During intermissions, the food and wine were surprisingly delicious."(13 Tips)
    Kixhead H.
    "Enjoy a cocktail and the view on the Grand Tier balcony."(5 Tips)
    Sara Y.
    "Family circle seats have the best sound in the house."(5 Tips)
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  • Belle H.heart icon on user image
    Belle HuangMarch 1, 2015
    Absolutely stunning. Everyone should go to an opera at least once. Everything is on point. Dress up and enjoy the show. Grab drinks at the bar for great views.
    Upvoted Sep 26
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    Concert Ticket AgencySeptember 25, 2012
    Experience this magnificent venue at least once in your life. cross it off the bucket list! ;) The temp tends to fluctuate inside so dress in layers!
    Upvoted Oct 7
  • Nate F.heart icon on user image
    Nate FolkertJune 15, 2017
    view from the 1st balcony box seat isn't terrible but you do miss some of the action in the back and left of the stage. (eg we could not see odette dramatically leap into the lake)
    Upvoted Sep 26
  • Daniel K.heart icon on user image
    Daniel KarranFebruary 2, 2015
    If you haven't already, purchase tickets to see a show IMMEDIATELY. You will not regret it. Some of the most stunning performances are held here. Highly recommend Carmen as a must see!
  • Nate F.heart icon on user image
    Nate FolkertJune 15, 2017
    the balcony boxes are all accessed through this secret passage. if your kids get bored you can let them sit outside and watch ipad.
    Upvoted Sep 26
  • Grace L.heart icon on user image
    Grace LadyecuaJanuary 22, 2018
    Coat check available on lower level. Coffee and snacks sold on this level as well. Credit cards accepted.
  • AlAnoud A A.
    AlAnoud A AlGhunaimNovember 4, 2021
    Had the pleasure of attending Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, brilliant! First of all, there’s not a single bad seat in sight, professional staff and amazing ambiance! Book early👌🏻
  • Tako M. K.
    Tako M. KayleeMay 25, 2013
    Brilliant! Xiomara Reyes and Herman Cornejo make Excellent partners! Happy 10th anniversary at ABT... And decorations - amazing and breathtaking! The best way to spend rainy and chili Friday evening!
  • eric b.heart icon on user image
    eric bornemannAugust 9, 2020
    Been here 50+ times
    One of the supreme temples of culture. Beautiful mid-century design and check out the Chagall’s at intermission. Shortest bar lines are in parterre - yes you are allowed back there.
  • Cristian G.heart icon on user image
    Cristian GonzalezAugust 8, 2014
    One of the best opera houses in the world. Don't forget to check out the chandelier or the view into Lincoln square from the top floors.
  • Natalie W.heart icon on user image
    Natalie WalkerMay 17, 2017
    Misty Copeland in Don Quixote was absolutely beautiful. During intermissions, the food and wine were surprisingly delicious. Everyone from the ushers,bartenders & maitre'd were kind & helpful.
  • Diana P.heart icon on user image
    Diana PhillipsJune 15, 2017
    Beautiful and elegant, great acoustics. All seats are quite close to the stage, but you might want to avoid the side sections and boxes if you like seeing the full stage.
  • Pete W.heart icon on user image
    Pete WebbJanuary 19, 2020
    NYC Landmark — Home of the Metropolitan Opera. Beauty surrounds you onstage and throughout the architectural gem.
  • Damian B.heart icon on user image
    Damian BayonaMarch 27, 2016
    Student discount tickets are a great deal. All shows have subtitles cast on the back of the seat in front of you. Dressing up is recommended.
  • Blake O.heart icon on user image
    Blake OlmsteadFebruary 28, 2016
    Because you can't not like it. I've sat in the last row and the first, I've had partial view balcony seats. It's beautiful and humbling no matter what.
  • Marie L.heart icon on user image
    Marie La RueJanuary 6, 2019
    Magnificent, opulent, magical, grandiose. Visit to applaud greatly talented artists in world class productions.
  • Sonny D.heart icon on user image
    Sonny DatoyAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    A student ticket to a Met production remains one of the greatest bargains in all of New York City.
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 11, 2011
    Designed by Wallace Kirkman Harrison who also designed the UN HQ. Auditorium seats 3800. 21 chandeliers are gifts from Austrian govt. Met Tiles on seat backs allow for translation. More info in blog. Read more
  • KC H.
    KC HudsonFebruary 26, 2013
    FYI, no wifi on the rush line (as of Feb '13). Go upstairs to the plaza to download, but be sure to save your spot!
  • Sheenaheart icon on user image
    SheenaFebruary 13, 2019
    Get you some culture at the met! And some champagne. If you arrive late you get put in a funny movie theater to watch the show until the first break
  • Michael F.heart icon on user image
    Michael Fox-RabinovitzJanuary 3, 2016
    The Fledermaus isn't a fun and lighthearted event, good to see with a date or parent
  • Daniel K.heart icon on user image
    Daniel KarranFebruary 2, 2015
    If you haven't been here already, purchase tickets IMMEDIATELY to see a show! Some of the most stunning performances are held here. Carmen was a definite favorite of mine!
  • Mariya D.
    Mariya DubininaMay 21, 2016
    Bohema is beautiful. Must see. Elektra is a strange, but you need to listen this music
  • Caroline C.heart icon on user image
    Caroline ChungFebruary 28, 2016
    Gorgeous gallery of portraits of famous opera singers dating back to 1882 on the lower - must see.
  • Luciheart icon on user image
    LuciDecember 2, 2014
    A must plan in the city, use your student ID to get a great discount!
  • Thomas K.heart icon on user image
    Thomas KnüwerOctober 29, 2014
    Magic place. Any single time. Even if you're not an opera lover try to get tickets. Going to the Met is an incredible experience.
  • Julie S.
    Julie SosciaJanuary 27, 2019
    A beautiful theater to go and see the opera or ballet. You can pre-order your champagne prior to the show and skip the lines at intermissions.
  • jake f.
    jake furstFebruary 26, 2011
    Pro Tip: book dinner at the Grand Tier in advance. Your wine, appetizers and entree await at the first big intermission. Second intermission: chocolate soufflé. Amazing!
  • Marc M.heart icon on user image
    Marc MayerApril 12, 2018
    Probably the most timeless atrium in the city. A great place for people watching and hilarity. Stick to champagne, the whiskey is overpriced.
  • VeBox
    VeBoxMarch 23, 2013
    During the season, The Met swarms with culturephiles from all walks of life. Try a same day ticket service if you couldn't score yours in advance.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJanuary 9, 2017
    Now - March 18, visitors can see Roméo et Juliette; the timeless story of star-crossed lovers, with vivid 18th-century sets and stunning costumes at the Metropolitan Opera House.
  • Leisl E.
    Leisl EvansSeptember 10, 2020
    Experience this wonderful place in your life, at least once. Cross the bucket. Dress up beautifully and watch the show. Very Interesting.
  • Miriam F.heart icon on user image
    Miriam FemerlingMarch 8, 2016
    If you have an opportunity, do see the Opera! And seeing the building from inside is an experience all by itself
  • Tatiana K.
    Tatiana KuzminskiFebruary 27, 2013
    Definitely dress in layers especially if you are way up in the high tiers- very very warm!
  • Paula B.
    I went to see Romeo and Juliet. Stunning theater, kindly staff
  • Jon G.heart icon on user image
    Jon GoldmannJanuary 27, 2018
    An absolute treasure. A must-do-at-least-once-in-your-life kind of thing.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 22, 2011
    There's no better time to see a show at the Met than during winter, it's a must! Make sure you get your tickets early because every performance sells out quickly!
  • Carl G.heart icon on user image
    Carl GriffinDecember 25, 2015
    Stunning interior. Excellent place to enjoy a performance.
  • Louis M.heart icon on user image
    Louis MattaSeptember 13, 2017
    Gorgeous lobby, perfect sound, it's a NYC landmark what more could you want
  • Maribel E.heart icon on user image
    Maribel EscobosaFebruary 13, 2014
    The acoustics at the Met are superb!! The experience of being there is unforgettable
  • nikki
    nikkiJanuary 8, 2017
    such an extravagant venue. epic sets and a great little gallery downstairs
  • Lew W.heart icon on user image
    Lew WhitakerNovember 28, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    If you buy tickets at the box office, you save $7.50 per ticket. Online or telephone purchases add $10 in fees. You only pay $2.50 in person. #lifehack
  • Kandis K.
    Kandis KovalskyOctober 25, 2013
    It doesn't get much better than this place! Love seeing operas here! Love the fountain and the chandeliers inside! So classy!
  • Lu ..heart icon on user image
    Lu .:.December 22, 2013
    If driving, park on 65th and bway. And then take the elevator all the way to the top. U will save 10 minutes at least.
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HansonFebruary 18, 2012
    If you're a college student, consider signing up for the Met Opera Students program. You get access to a special discount ticket rate of $25 (weeknight) or $35 (weekend) a performance.
  • Dirk W.heart icon on user image
    Dirk WittenbergApril 21, 2022
    Phantastic theatre, amazing stage, I loved the Overall experience!
  • Robert M.heart icon on user image
    Robert MadisonJanuary 7, 2017
    Great seats throughout the venue! The restrooms are decent and plentiful.
  • Fabrizio P.
    Fabrizio PanozzoApril 22, 2013
    Great music. Indecent food within and around the premises. Bring your own survival kit, especially for Wagner.
  • B N.
    B NashJune 17, 2016
    The chandeliers were donated by the Vienna State Opera as repayment for American help in its reconstruction after World War II
  • Christine B.
    Christine BurnsFebruary 6, 2012
    Take the time to do the tour which is the best $20 bucks spent in NYC. It will give you a greater appreciation for the opera that is rich with history.
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