Met History


Sounds, images and text illuminate the sweep of Met History from the formation of the company in 1880, the first performances in 1883, through to the conclusion of the 2003-04 season. Designed to entertain and inform, this story of The Metropolitan Opera is told with text, photographs and designs; brief audio clips offer tantalizing glimpses of great artists and refer the listener to the original recordings.

MetOpera Database


Search through this up-to-date chronicle of every Metropolitan Opera performance since 1883 for complete information on all performers, operas and ballets at the Met. The Database also includes photos, designs, reviews, statistics, and chapters on great events in Met history.

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