Galas & Special Events

Please join us for gala premieres and other events throughout the 2016–17 season. To view pricing and benefits, click the links below. If you would like to place an order for one of our benefit events, please complete the corresponding RSVP form and send it to the Special Events Office via email, fax, or mail. Contact information is provided on each form. For more information, please call 212-362-6000.

2016-2017 Season

Wagner’s
Tristan und Isolde

Opening Night Gala

Monday, September 26, 2016

The 2016–17 season opens with the gala premiere of Mariusz Treliński’s new production, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Nina Stemme and Stuart Skelton star in the title roles, with Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne and René Pape as King Marke. Join us after the performance for a gala dinner with the cast.

Production a gift of the Estates of Alan and Ruth Broder.

Additional funding from Marina Kellen French and the Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa.

Co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, Festival Hall Baden-Baden, Teatr Wielki-Polish National Opera, and China National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Beijing

The Opening Night Gala is underwritten by Deutsche Bank.

Additional gala funding by Jaguar Manhattan.

PURCHASE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT

  • 4:00 PM Cocktail Reception
  • 5:00 PM Performance
  • Post Performance Cast Dinner

Gounod’s
Roméo et Juliette

New Year’s Eve Gala

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Ring in 2017 with this new production premiere directed by Bartlett Sher. Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo sing the title roles, and Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Dinner, dancing, and fireworks follow the performance on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier.

Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund

A La Scala Production, initially presented by the Salzburg Festival

PURCHASE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT

  • 6:30 PM Performance
  • Post Performance Cast Dinner

Dvorák’s
Rusalka

Gala Premiere

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Dvorák’s stunning fairy-tale opera returns in a new production by Mary Zimmerman, starring Kristine Opolais in the title role. Mark Elder conducts the gala new production premiere, preceded by cocktails and dinner on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier.

Production a gift of the Betsy and Ed Cohen/Areté Foundation

Additional funding from Mr. William R. Miller, in memory of Irene D. Miller

PURCHASE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT

  • 6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
  • 6:30 PM Black-tie Dinner
  • 8:00 PM Performance

Strauss’s
Der Rosenkavalier

Gala Premiere

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A dream cast led by Renée Fleming and Elīna Garanča comes together for Strauss’s grandest opera, in this gala premiere of Robert Carsen’s new production, conducted by Sebastian Weigle. Cocktails and dinner on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier precede the performance.

Production a gift of Howard and Sarah Solomon

Co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; and Teatro Regio di Torino

PURCHASE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT

  • 5:00 PM Cocktail Reception
  • 5:30 PM Black-tie Dinner
  • 7:00 PM Performance

50 Years at Lincoln Center

A Gala Celebration

Sunday, May 7, 2017

On September 16, 1966, the Metropolitan Opera opened its doors for the first time at Lincoln Center, with the world premiere of Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra. The company will celebrate its golden anniversary in its current home with a special gala featuring some of the greatest artists in opera, performing a mix of repertory that both looks back at great moments from the past five decades and ahead to future seasons.

Gala production a gift of Sana H. Sabbagh

PURCHASE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT

  • 5:00 PM Cocktail Reception
  • 6:00 PM Performance
  • 9:00 PM Cast Dinner