Metropolitan Opera House

The Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center is New York City’s grandest stage. It is the home of the Metropolitan Opera and American Ballet Theatre.

Latin Culture at the Metropolitan Opera House

American Ballet Theatre presents its annual Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House May 15 – July 8, 2017.

The Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 season is Monday-Saturday September 25, 2017 through May 12, 2018.

About the Metropolitan Opera House

The opera house opened officially on September 16, 1966 with a performance of Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra.

The two giant murals in the lobby are by Russian painter Marc Chagall: The Triumph of Music and The Sources of Music.

There is something about the enormity of the stage that is overpowering.

The best tickets may be expensive for some families, but you can get tickets in the Family Circle (the top balcony) for as little as $27. Many Opera lovers think the Family Circle has the best sound in the house.

Visiting the Metropolitan Opera House

30 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

(1) to 66th Street – Lincoln Center

The main entrance is through Lincoln Center Plaza on Columbus Avenue between West 62nd and 65th Streets. The backstage entrance is through the parking garage on Amsterdam Avenue between West 62nd and 65th Streets.

For tickets, call (212) 362-6000 or visit

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