Metropolitan Opera Opening Night: It's Not Just About Fat Ladies In Horned Helmets.
You can thank Wagner for the opera cliché of plump women in horned helmets belting out glass-shattering librettos.
But of course, not all operas are like that. Some brim with melancholic beauty and heartrending romance; some lighten your spirits with their airy arias; yet others meld you to the spot with their maddened characters and gripping drama.
And from the old greats to the modern legends, from Mozart to Gershwin to Glass, the Metropolitan Opera has them all.
But What is Special About the Metropolitan Opera Opening Night?
Now, there’s only one thing better than attending a beautifully-produced opera — and that’s attending the opening gala night. The buzz. The excitement. The wonderful WHOOSH of the curtain opening for the first time. Be the first to experience an impeccable performance, and maybe even be treated to a post-show gala dinner with the cast.
The Metropolitan Opera has been wowing audiences since all the way back in 1883. If you haven't yet been a part of this long tradition of world-class entertainment, it's high time you got yourself a date and made your way over. Coat and tails entirely optional, but why not use the excuse to dress up and enjoy a night on the town?
So.... are you ready to be swept up into the drama and emotion of an evening you won’t forget? Book your tickets now. They’ll be gone long before the fat lady sings.
- World-class performances from the best singers, musicians, visual artists and choreographers
- Groundbreaking and inspiring operas from the greats to modern classics
- The chance to attend the opening gala night
- Excuse to dress up and be part of a tradition that dates back to 1883