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Metropolitan Opera

The New York City opera company stages 200-plus world-class performances each year for more than 800,000 guests. 

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Creating a Haven for Artistry

Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera's first opera house was built as a private theater for a group of wealthy New York businessmen. In the time since its founding in 1883, the Met has flourished and expanded to become one of the most celebrated opera companies in the world. The Met Opera has hosted the U.S. premieres of Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Das Rheingold, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung, Tristan und Isolde, and Parsifal, as well as Modest Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, Richard Staruss' Der Rosenkavalier, Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, and Giuseppe Verdi's Simon Boccanegra. It also has given 32 world premieres, including Puccini's La Fanciulla del West and Il Trittico, Englebert Humperdinck's Königskinder, Philip Glass's The Voyage, Tobias Picker's An American Tragedy, and Tan Dun's The First Emperor.

After joining forces with other New York institutions to form Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts, the Met Opera moved into its current home at Lincoln Center in 1966. Seating 3,850 guests, the Metropolitan Opera House is the largest opera house in the world. The Met Opera also brings its live performances to millions of fans through new media distribution initiatives and the Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. 

GRoW Support

2024

PROGRAM - SATURDAY MATINEE RADIO BROADCASTS

 

2023

PROGRAM - SATURDAY MATINEE RADIO BROADCASTS

2022

PROGRAM - SATURDAY MATINEE RADIO BROADCASTS

2021

Program - Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcasts

General Operating Support

2020

Program - Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcasts

COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Response

2019

Program - Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcasts

2018

Program - Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcasts

2017

Program - Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcasts

 

2017

General Operating Support

2016

Program - Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcasts