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The Metropolitan Opera

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Address: West 62nd Street, Lincoln Center, New York City, NY 10023
Phone Number: 212-799-3100
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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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La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera House
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Is there anything bad you can say about being able to see a classic opera on a beautiful night with a full moon at The Metropolitan Opera House? I really don't think there is. I... read more

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Is there anything bad you can say about being able to see a classic opera on a beautiful night with a full moon at The Metropolitan Opera House? I really don't think there is. I truly appreciate the "subtitles" available on the small screen on the back of the seat in front of you. These are small and do not... More 

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Makawao, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i finally realized a lifelong dream to attend a performance of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center. Everything about the experience was superb and deserved of being described in ultimate superlatives. One must begin with the actual building which is exquisite. Two massive paintings by Chagall hang on the grand tier by the elegant restaurant and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What started out as possibly being the culmination of a life long dream, finally attending the metropolitan Opera, ended up with insurmountable frustration and disappointment. Don't get me wrong, the production is irréprochable, superb And very authentic. Every ingredient was there for it to be a magical night, including a wonderful meal at the grand Tier restaurant from the opera.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love Opera so, before visiting New York, I booked a ticket for Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra. Placido Domingo was great and I was especially excited about this famous Opera House whose atmosphere is stunning and magical with all those shining lights that you can admire also from the street. The Met is located in Manhattan so it is easily reachable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Performance excellent. If you are opera lover you definitly go there.. Opera house is a nice ambiance..I am suprised and admired when the lamps is going up . I was in middle of dress circle where is good.

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Dongguang County, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

World class opera performance of the MET. We attended Puccini's La Bohème and it was beautiful. The whole experience of the majestic exterior and interior of the building, the performance, the champagne in the intermission made it a very very special night out. We had bought cheap tickets ($40,- including admimistration costs etc) but received a twohundred dollar night out!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw "Tristan and Isolde" recently and enjoyed it very much. The singing was wonderful - cannot find a single line that was not delivered beautifully (similar experience and quality as in La Scala). The sound system was also great! However, the setting for translation display is not ideal: the translation is displayed on the back of the seat in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife is an opera fan and I arranged to go to Met Opera as a birthday present for her. We saw Don Giovanni and La Boheme on separate nights. Both were fabulous entertainment with great ambience and an extremely eclectic crowd. It was well worth the expense and effort to make this pilgrimage to this Mecca of opera.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am an opera lover and I see almost every performance. What is opera that once you discover it, it possesses you? Opera is more than prolonged singing. Opera is a boiling pot of passion with music, voice, libretto, stage, the message behind what the composer felt, the drama, Oh yes, I love that part!!!! In each work, all the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This production is a prime example of being more concerned with being on the cutting edge as opposed to doing justice to the opera. The set detracted from the performers and was poorly done.

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Upper West Side
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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