Ways to Experience Opening Night

At the Opera House

The Met’s 2013–14 season kicks off on September 23 with Deborah Warner’s new production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, starring Anna Netrebko, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Piotr Beczala. Curtain time is 6:30 pm EST. 

In Times Square

For the eighth straight year, Opening Night will be transmitted live to multiple giant screens in Times Square. Approximately 2,000 seats will be available on a first come, first served basis, with additional standing room provided. Pre-show coverage, including red-carpet interviews, starts at 6:00pm EST.


On Lincoln Center Plaza

The performance will also be shown on a screen on the Met façade, with approximately 2,000 seats available on Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza. Pre-show coverage, including red-carpet interviews, starts at 6:00pm EST. Free tickets, with a limit of two per person, will be distributed at the Met box office beginning Sunday, September 22 at noon.

On the Air

The Opening Night Gala will be broadcast live on Metropolitan Opera Radio on SiriusXM and streamed live on the Met’s website.

On Social Media

Follow @metopera on Twitter and Instagram for red-carpet photos and backstage coverage! Send in you own photos using hash tag #MetON.

On Our Countdown Blog

Join us on our blog for a behind the scenes look at the Met as we countdown to opening night.

Also During Opening Week

Don't miss the revivals of Cosi fan tutte, The Nose, and Norma which open on the heels of Eugene Onegin.

Coming Soon: Eugene Onegin Live in HD

The October 5 performance of Eugene Onegin kicks off the Met’s seventh season of Live in HD transmissions, now seen in 1,900 theaters in 64 countries.

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