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The Metropolitan Opera

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West 62nd Street, Lincoln Center, New York City, NY 10023
+1 212-799-3100
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The Met opened in 1883 and is one of the most famous opera houses in the country today.
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West 62nd Street, Lincoln Center, New York City, NY 10023
Upper West Side
+1 212-799-3100
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I has been attending the opera and ballet at the Metropolitan Opera since I was a very small child and I have since become a patron of Lincoln Center, Met Opera, and American Ballet Theatre. There are very few bad seats, but if you want...More

Thank SmallGirlInABigWorld
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a huge opera fan but my fiancé it. This is just an amazing opera house inside and out. I've been to probably 5 operas here and it's always been a great experience. I still am in awe whenever I walk in and see...More

Thank Callakris2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first time I have ever went to the opera and I had a beautiful time. We saw Carmen and as a non opera person I actually have heard most of the music in one sense or another in my life. So it...More

Thank Anastasios G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Met Opera never fails to disappoint me. I have seen many operas there: Turandot, La Bohème, Nabucco, Idomeneo, La Traviata, Der Rosenkavalier, and Don Giovanni. But in this review, I am going to focus on the 50th Anniversary Gala, a six hour musical party...More

Thank orangeoboe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, it is the Met, so the productions, orchestra and singers are all excellent. We saw Der Rosenkavalier, which was produced to bring out both the beauty, the points about aging, and the fun. But to be honest, Houston Grand Opera is capable of very...More

Thank Canexpats
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the three places I always go to in New York. Watched the American Ballet performance this time. The Met Opera house is simply just grand. The building..the fountain..the chandeliers..the ushers..they just speaks of how beautiful and royal this place is. What...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Met opera is always a fantastic experience. Book in advance so you get a good seat. Been there a few times, always great.

Thank MarylinB
Reviewed June 10, 2017

We always try to do at least one opera when we visit New York. Attended two this time and loved every moment of both! Whilst Romeo and Juliet was enjoyable, Aida was simply spectacular!

Thank Andre1892
Reviewed June 5, 2017

I was here to see an American Ballet Theater performance. The building itself is truly spectacular in the way you would imagine an upscale opera house to be. Before you even go in, the fountain outside is a optimal place for taking pictures and the...More

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed June 3, 2017

Went to see the American Ballet with Misty Copeland. It was absolutely wonderful. The theater is beautiful. Misty was just graceful and beautiful!

Thank RLF724
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,
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May 19, 2017|
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Response from madpharm2015 | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend the backstage tour including the prop shop, costume shop, etc if you are planning to attend a performance at the Metropolitan Opera. Typically it lasts a little over an hour and the tour guides have all... More
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May 13, 2017|
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Response from tfitz695 | Reviewed this property |
Get there 45 mins early to hang around the plaza, take pics, people watch.
April 11, 2017|
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Response from sschweid | Reviewed this property |
Orchestra seats are a little wider, but you may be more comfortable in a side seat of the Grand Tier or higher You can hear the opera all over the auditorium, the visuals may not be as good, but you will be more... More