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Owner description: The Met opened in 1883 and is one of the most famous opera houses in the country today.
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

I went to see "The Queen of Spades" a Russian Opera. We had a Parterre box and it was unbelievable. The stage itself was mind blowing. I can't wait to go back and see another show. Visited in January 2010

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Die Frau ohne Schatten”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

One of the lesser known Strauss operas and absolutely not common fare. Its' convoluted plotline, psychological allegory, and eloquent fantasy make this work more an intellectual than emotional pleasure. But who could resist the richness of Strauss' orchestration? This was a superb production with electrifying staging, and voices that moved the ethereal angst into human dimensions. I love the Met, for where else in the world would a company and general manager (Gelb) take such a valiant risk. Kudos

Visited November 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“big stuff”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

Most people don't know it, but there are opera companies all over the US. Most mid- and larger cities have credible opera companies. But the Met is one of a kind. All the budgets of the top 50 opera companies in the US don't add up to the budget of the Met. Met singers have clauses in their contracts that say that if called, they WILL come, no matter what other obligations they have accepted. What 's the point? This is opera worth your effort or your expense. It is a "really big show." This is it, light the lights. If you don't get to the Metropolitan Opera at least once in your lifetime, you have wasted a lot of food. I have heard attendees remark that, "If this is opera, give me More!" If you don't go, it's on you. Side note, the Met plays at theaters all over the country live in HD. If you can't get to the big apple, go to one of the hundreds of theaters in North America. It is an experience in itself.

Visited March 2013
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

We listen Tosca at the Met, it was really interesting to watch people as listen good opera and see in which they stage the decoration for the play in order to represent the Castel Sant Angello for example.

Visited November 2013
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Honiton, United Kingdom
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“A great experience”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

We saw two operas - Norma & Two Boys. Of course the experience you will have depends upon the productions you see. Not all experiences are guaranteed to be wonderful. We had great seats in the orchestra stalls for Norma, and the Grand Tier for Two boys. Our seats were expensive.

The front-of-house is spacious. Do note the marvellous starbust chandeliers and the Chagall murals.

Visited October 2013
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