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Address: West 62nd Street, Lincoln Center, New York City, NY 10023
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Description: The Met opened in 1883 and is one of the most famous opera houses in the...
The Met opened in 1883 and is one of the most famous opera houses in the country today.
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Carmen

I went to the Met Opera this past October with my college music department and saw Carmen! It was such a great show. I never really had ever enjoyed opera but this opened up my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Belated review of Hansel & Gretel at The Met Opera in Dec 2014. Will comment on the facility, not the performance. I'm not an opera fan and I was pleasantly overwhelmed and surprised. Tickets can be pricey, but it's THE MET OPERA! Go! Enjoy the great arts. Seats (orchestra) quite comfortable. Personal mini-monitor for understanding the lyrics (or translation) is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I went to the Met Opera this past October with my college music department and saw Carmen! It was such a great show. I never really had ever enjoyed opera but this opened up my eyes and allowed me to enjoy it a lot. The seats were very comfy and there were monitors so you could understand the language the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Giselle Row B in the Orchestra a dream come true. Boy peasant was something else (girl had dodgy elbows) but ISABELLA BOYLSTON was mesmerising she made me cry with awe

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

One of the top international opera houses; I had the chance to see a production of Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci. It really was a special experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went to the Opera Aida with Mr Placido Domingo conducting, it was the 4 hrs best spent in this visit. Although we didn't have the great seats (balcony boxes), we enjoyed it a lot. Next time will definitely book Orchestra level seats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Going to the Met Opera in NYC is an event. This is a dress up occasion as you are going to see the best players in the world. Not a bad seat in the place, all with subtitles in the language of your choice in the seatback in front of you. Prepare to be wowed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

What a superb production. Cavalleria Rusticana was. Pagliacci was pretty good, but the music didn't reach the same heights as the first. The theatre itself was superb, we were on the Dress Circle, the third level at the side and still had a good view of the stage, just missing a little on the left side. The acoustics were superb,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

At the last minute we decided to get tickets for LES CONTES D'HOFFMAN. In the family circle we were treated to one of the best views of the stage and heard with clarity the entire performance. Our trip to the bar at interval was a treat as we had pre-ordered! Youmust visit the MET opera if in NYC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We've been attending an opera or two a year for a few years now. This time we attended a matinee performance at the Met. It was a wonderful day! The performance that day was a double opera, "La Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci." Both performances were excellent. I feared a double opera would be too much, but both performances were short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera is a wonderful experience both from the building to the performance. Even the most jaded cannot fail to be impressed and there are performances to suit all tastes. The opulence of the opera house is matched by the stunning sets that compliment every performance whether opera, ballet or theater. .

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Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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