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

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 Solomon and Sarah Billinghurst Solomon

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

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  • 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

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

2017-2018 Season

Bellini's
Norma

Opening Night Gala

Monday, September 25, 2017

The 2017–18 season opens with the Gala Premiere of Sir David McVicar’s new production of Bellini’s Norma, conducted by Carlo Rizzi, with Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, Joyce DiDonato as Adalgisa, and Joseph Calleja as Pollione. Join us after the performance for a gala dinner with the cast.

Production a gift of Veronica Atkins

PURCHASE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT

  • 5:30 PM Cocktail Reception
  • 6:30 PM Performance
  • Post Performance Cast Dinner

Puccini's
Tosca

New Year's Eve Gala

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Ring in 2018 at the premiere of Sir David McVicar’s new production of Puccini’s Tosca, starring Kristine Opolais in the title role, Jonas Kaufmann as Cavaradossi, and Bryn Terfel as Scarpia. Andris Nelsons conducts. Dinner, dancing, and fireworks follow the performance on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier.

Production a gift of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr; The Paiko Foundation; and Elena Prokupets

Major funding from Rolex

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  • 6:30 PM Performance
  • Post Performance Dinner Dance

Mozart's
Così fan tutte

Gala Premiere

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mozart’s sparkling comedy returns in a vivid new production by Phelim McDermott, conducted by David Robertson. The superb ensemble features Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Kelli O’Hara, Ben Bliss, Adam Plachetka, and Christopher Maltman. In addition to the performance, join us for cocktails and dinner on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier.

Co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and English National Opera In collaboration with Improbable

Production a gift of Mr. William R. Miller, in memory of Irene D. Miller, and the Trust of Joseph Padula

Additional funding from The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Endowment Fund

PURCHASE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT

  • 5:30 PM Cocktail Reception
  • 6:00 PM Black-tie Dinner
  • 7:30 PM Performance

Massenet's
Cendrillon

Gala Premiere

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role of Massenet’s delightful Cinderella story, seen in a charming new production by Laurent Pelly, with Alice Coote as her Prince Charming. Bertrand de Billy conducts. In addition to the performance, join us for cocktails and dinner on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier.

Cendrillon is produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels; and Opéra de Lille. This production was first performed at The Santa Fe Opera

Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund

Additional funding from Elizabeth M. and Jean-Marie R. Eveillard

PURCHASE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT

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