Support the Met Broadcasts Campaign

Support the Met Broadcast FAQs

How can I contact The Annenberg Foundation, Antoinette Stabile of The Vincent A. Stabile Foundation and Robert Toll of Toll Brothers, Inc. to thank them for their generous gifts to provide leadership support for the broadcasts?

All three may be contacted via

The Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
New York, New York 10023

You may also contact Toll Brothers, Inc. directly.

Mr. Robert Toll
Toll Brothers, Inc.
250 Gibraltar Road
Horsham, Pennsylvania 19044

Why do the Met broadcasts cost $7 million a year?

The nearly $7 million budget for the broadcasts includes many categories of expenses related solely to the Met's broadcasts program, including rights fees, copyright fees, additional fees to musicians and singers, broadcast fees, compensation to commercial stations, transmission costs (satellite transmission worldwide), costs of producing live intermissions—including producers, guests, engineering and announcing staff—and worldwide promotion. In all, anywhere between 250 and 300 people are involved in any one broadcast, and we produce more than 20 broadcasts per season, transmitted to 350 stations in the U.S. and to over 40 countries on five continents around the world.

I live in Canada. Do I receive any tax benefits as a Canadian citizen for a contribution to the Support the Met Broadcasts Campaign?

A gift to the Metropolitan Opera is not tax-deductible in Canada, as the Met is not registered as a charity with Revenue Canada. It is a matter that has been looked into and, unlike many foreign charities raising funds in the United States, it is not as easy for U.S. charities to raise funds in other countries.

Do I receive any benefits for my gift to the Support the Met Broadcasts Campaign? Or will a campaign gift upgrade my current Met membership?

Contributions each year through Metropolitan Opera Patron or Metropolitan Opera Guild memberships support the Company's annual operations - without which there would be no opera on the Met stage - and educational programs. The Support the Met Broadcasts Campaign is a special appeal, over and above annual membership. Patrons and Members enjoy many benefits and privileges. Because no benefits or privileges are accorded for gifts to the Support the Met Broadcasts Campaign, contributions to this special appeal are fully tax-deductible. The true benefits of a gift to the broadcasts campaign are the broadcasts themselves.

What is the federal tax identification number of the Metropolitan Opera?

The charity name is the Metropolitan Opera. The Met's Federal Tax Identification Number is 13-1624087.