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Guild Membership and Patron Benefits

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Level Name Here

$ non-deductible

  • Guild National Member

    $20 non-tax deductible

    $75
  • Guild Supporting Member

    $20 non-tax deductible

    $150
  • Guild Contributing Member

    $20 non-tax deductible

    $250
  • Guild Donor

    $20 non-tax deductible

    $400
  • Guild Sponsor

    $40 non-tax deductible

    $750
  • Guild Fellow

    $40 non-tax deductible

    $1,250
  • Guild Benefactor

    $40 non-tax deductible

    $1,750
  • Patron

    100% tax deductible

    $2,500
  • Contributing Patron

    $90 non-tax deductible

    $3,500
  • Sponsor Patron

    100% tax deductible

    $5,000
  • Sponsor Patron with Production Fund Gift

    $140 non-tax deductible

    $6,000
  • Benefactor Patron

    $245 non-tax deductible

    $7,500
  • Benefactor Patron

    $245 non-tax deductible

    $8,500
  • Premiere Circle Sponsor

    $245 non-tax deductible

    $10,000
  • Premiere Circle Sponsor

    $245 non-tax deductible

    $12,500
  • Premiere Circle Benefactor

    $245 non-tax deductible

    $15,000
  • Premiere Circle Benefactor

    $245 non-tax deductible

    $20,000
  • President's Circle Sponsor

    $245 non-tax deductible

    $25,000
  • President's Circle Fellow

    $245 non-tax deductible

    $35,000
  • Silver Circle

    $495 non-tax deductible base amount per year

    $50,000
  • Golden Horseshoe

    $845 non-tax deductible base amount

    $70,000
  • Council Sponsor

    $1,855 non-tax deductible base amount

    $100,000

At the  level, you receive:

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      A one year subscription to Opera News More »

      Enjoy in-depth coverage of the Met season, including stories of the operas, cast profiles and colorful production photos. Find out what leading music critics have to say about performances across the country and around the world. Read profiles on opera legends and learn about rising young stars. Discover the newest and best opera CDs, videos and books (National Level and above).

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      Online resources More »

      Opera News online and other online resources

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      Special Member Discounts More »

      Members receive a 10% discount at the Met Opera Shop and online store and 20% during special Member Double Discount Weeks throughout the year. Members also receive discounted tickets to special events at the Met and The Metropolitan Opera Guild's Lecture and Community Programs featuring renowned speakers, Met singers, and artistic professionals. Members can schedule discounted Backstage Tours with a highly knowledgeable guide at a special rate.

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      Special publications including Live in HD and Radio Guide More »

      Members receive the Met Season Calendar --an advance, day-by-day look at the performance dates, casting and ticket availability for the entire Met season. Members also receive the Live in HD and Radio Program Guide -- a handy guide to the Met’s broadcast season containing schedules, cast lists and production photos.

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      Members Travel Opportunities More »

      Enjoy access to a wide variety of unique, deluxe escorted tours and cruises across the country and around the world

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      Advance Access to Tickets in the house and for Live in HD More »

      Guild Members at the Supporting Level and higher enjoy the privilege of placing ticket orders one week in advance of the general public by mail, phone, on our Web site and at the box office. All ticket orders from Guild Members are filled by Membership level. Members also receive advance access in the U.S. and Canada for all of next season's exciting Live in HD transmissions during a Members-only priority period in the summer.

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      Access to National Desk, a special service for out-of-town Members More »

      A service for our out-of-town members that provides special ticket packages including confirmed seats at the Met and hotel and restaurant recommendations.

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      Notification of Guild Annual Luncheon More »

      Receive notification of The Guild’s Annual Luncheon, held each spring. It's your opportunity to be a part of this wonderful event, featuring many special guest stars

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      Higher Ticket Priority and Advance Access to Live in HD Tickets More »

      Guild Members at the Supporting Level and higher enjoy the privilege of placing ticket orders one week in advance of the general public by mail, phone, on our Web site and at the box office. All ticket orders from Guild Members are filled by Membership level. Members also receive advance access in the U.S. and Canada for all of next season's exciting Live in HD transmissions during a Members-only priority period in the summer.

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      At the next level: Special Member Discounts at the Met Shop, Met Opera on Demand, Gold Card privileges, and more... More »

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      At the next level: Advance Access to Tickets in the house and for Live in HD, and more... More »

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      Special Member Discounts at the Met Shop, Met Opera on Demand, Gold Card privileges, and more... More »

      Members receive a 10% discount at the Met Opera Shop and online store and 20% during special Member Double Discount Weeks throughout the year. Members also receive discounted tickets to special events at the Met and The Metropolitan Opera Guild's Lecture and Community Programs featuring renowned speakers, Met singers, and artistic professionals. Members can schedule discounted Backstage Tours with a highly knowledgeable guide at a special rate. Members can at the Contributing level and above also enjoy special rates and discounts at fine restaurants, hotels, shops, museums, car rental agencies, quality retailers and more nationwide. Also, as a special promotion, members at the $150 level or higher, may purchase a year subscription to Met Opera on Demand at a low discounted price of $99.99.

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      At the next level: Access to the Belmont Room More »

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      Access to the Belmont Room More »

      A private intermission lounge reserved exclusively for Members at the Donor Level and above, offering refreshments and coffee service 45 minutes before the performance and during intermissions for you and a guest. Members at the Sponsor level and above also receive two additional guest passes, each for single admission, for your opera loving friends.

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      Special Publications, including the Live in HD and Radio Guide and the Season Book More »

      Members receive the Met Season Calendar --an advance, day-by-day look at the performance dates, casting and ticket availability for the entire Met season. Members also receive the Live in HD and Radio Program Guide -- a handy guide to the Met’s broadcast season containing schedules, cast lists and production photos. Members at the Sponsor level and above enjoy the Metropolitan Opera Season Book, featuring informative articles, previews of the season’s new productions (including full-color illustrations of the sets and costumes), synopses for all the operas in the repertory, plus photos and biographical information for every artist on the year’s roster.

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      Up to two passes to a Member Dress Rehearsal More »

      Be one of the first to enjoy one or more of this season's production, by going to free Dress Rehearsals.

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      At the next level: Up to two passes to Dress Rehearsals, and more... More »

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      Up to four passes to Member Dress Rehearsals More »

      Be one of the first to enjoy one or more of this season's production by going to free Dress Rehearsals. (Two passes at the Sponsor Level and four passes at the Fellow and Benefactor Levels)

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      At the next level: Up to four passes to Dress Rehearsals More »

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      At the next level: Highest level of Guild Priority Ticketing More »

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      Highest level of Guild Priority Ticketing. More »

      Guild Members at the Supporting Level and higher enjoy the privilege of placing ticket orders one week in advance of the general public by mail, phone, on our Web site and at the box office. All ticket orders from Guild Members are filled by Membership level. Benefactor Members receive the highest Guild ticketing priority and access to the best seats. Members also receive advance access in the U.S. and Canada for all of next season's exciting Live in HD transmissions during a Members-only priority period in the summer.

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      Opera News, premium online content, and more More »

      Patrons receive a subscription to Opera News and a copy of the Met Season Book, enjoy a Member Discount at the Met Opera Shop and receive other benefits of Guild Membership, including premium media content designed to enhance your Metropolitan Opera experience. Enjoy encore radio broadcasts or learn more about exciting new Met productions by listening to archived recordings of MetTalks discussions.

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      Dress rehearsal passes More »

      Be among the first to experience each season's repertoire by attending final dress rehearsals.

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      At the next level: VIP Ticket Priority and Personalized Service, and more... More »

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      VIP Ticket Priority and Personalized Service More »

      Patrons enjoy advance ticketing and priority seating all year long for performances at the Opera House. Patrons also enjoy an advance ticketing period for Live in HD presentations in movie theaters. Our Patron Ticketing staff will assist you with your ticket orders and other special requests.

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      Patron Lounge, Belmont Room, and coat check More »

      Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea in our Patron Lounge, open pre-performance and during intermissions. Your Patron membership card also confers use of the Belmont Room and Patron Coat Check

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      Young Artist Recitals More »

      Patrons are invited to attend the Lindemann Young Artist recitals and hear tomorrow's opera stars today.

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      Complimentary Met Talks More »

      Learn more about the season's new productions when you join us for panel discussions featuring the production team and cast members.

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      At the next level: A complimentary backstage tour... More »

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      A Conversation with James Levine More »

      A Conversation with James Levine

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      Complimentary Backstage Tour More »

      Step behind the scenes and see the Met as never before. From the stage and the auditorium to the dressing rooms and backstage shops, you'll see what makes the Met the World's premier opera house.

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      Recognition in Performance Programs and Season Book More »

      Listing of your name in our Playbill and annual Season Book.

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      Additional passes to Dress Rehearsals More »

      Be among the first to experience each season's repertoire by attending final dress rehearsals.

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      At the next level: Invitations to select Working Rehearsals, and more... More »

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      Invitations to select Working Rehearsals More »

      Follow the progress of your favorite operas through these rehearsals, with costumes, lighting, and full orchestra.

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      At the next level: Season Preview with General Manager More »

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      Season Preview with General Manager More »

      Learn first-hand about the Met's artistic and financial status directly from the Met's General Manager, followed by a champagne reception on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier.

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      Invitation to Working Rehearsals More »

      Follow the progress of your favorite operas, through these rehearsals with costumes, lighting, and full orchestra.

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      At the next level: Young Artist Recitals, Concert, Reception, and more... More »

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      Young Artist Recitals, Concert, and Reception More »

      Patrons are invited to attend the Lindemann Young Artist recitals and hear tomorrow's opera stars today. Patrons at the benefactor level and higher are also invited to the fall concert by members of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, followed by a reception with the artists.

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      At the next level: The Role of the Met's Music Staff, and more... More »

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      The Role of the Met's Music Staff More »

      The Role of the Met's Music Staff

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      Dress Rehearsals and Working Rehearsals More »

      Be among the first to experience each season's repertoire by attending final dress rehearsals and follow the progress of your favorite operas through exclusive working rehearsals, with costumes, lighting, and full orchestra.

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      Additional Dress and Working Rehearsals More »

      Be among the first to experience each season's repertoire by attending final dress rehearsals and follow the progress of your favorite operas through exclusive working rehearsals, with costumes, lighting, and full orchestra.

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      At the next level: Invitation to Observe a Master Class, and more... More »

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      Invitation to Observe a Master Class More »

      Your opportunity to observe leading artists, teachers, and coaches working with young singers to perfect all elements of their performances. Past Master Class teachers have included Renata Scotto, Natalie Dessay, Ramon Vargas, and Gerald Finley.

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      Inside the Prompter's Box More »

      Inside the Prompter's Box

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      Inside the Prompter's Box More »

      Inside the Prompter's Box

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      At the next level: More Dress Rehearsals, 12 Working Rehearsals, and more... More »

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      More Dress Rehearsals and 12 Working Rehearsals More »

      Be among the first to experience each season's repertoire by attending final dress rehearsals and follow the progress of your favorite operas through exclusive working rehearsals, with costumes, lighting, and full orchestra.

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      Vocal Coaches and Voice Teachers: What's the Difference? More »

      Vocal Coaches and Voice Teachers: What's the Difference?

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      The Met Chorus in Rehearsal More »

      A discussion with Chorus Master Donald Palumbo

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      The Met Chorus in Rehearsal More »

      A discussion with Chorus Master Donald Palumbo.

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      All Benefits of the Met's Patron Program More »

      All benefits of the Met's Patron Program, including admission to the Patron Lounge, complimentary coat check, subscription to Opera News, premium media content online, and passes to dress and working rehearsals.

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      Dress Rehearsal Tickets More »

      Major Gift Patrons receive extra rehearsal passes at each giving level.

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      At the next level: Ticket priority for opera, dance, and more... More »

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      Ticket priority for opera and dance More »

      Significantly increased ticket priority for all opera and dance performances.

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      Dedicated staff member More »

      The Major Gifts Program provides Metropolitan Opera Patrons with a staff member on whom they can call for all matters related to the Met.

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      Personalized ticketing assistance and guidance More »

      Major Donors enjoy personalized assistance with ticket exchanges and seating improvements as well as guidance in obtaining subscription seats or tickets for single performances.

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      Invitations to exclusive events and recitals More »

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      Priority reservations at the Grand Tier Restaurant More »

      Receive priority reservations to the Met's in house, Grand Tier Restaurant.

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      Recognition in Met publications More »

      Prominent donor recognition in Playbill, the annual Season Book, and other Met publications.

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      At the next level: Additional Dress rehearsal tickets More »

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      Additional Dress rehearsal tickets More »

      Major Gift Patrons receive extra rehearsal passes at each giving level.

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      At the next level: Invitation to exclusive luncheon hosted by Met Senior Management, and more... More »

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      Invitation to exclusive luncheon hosted by a member of the Met's Senior Management More »

      A special invitation, only available to the highest level donors, to a luncheon hosted by a member of the Met's Senior Management.

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      Access to Final Dress Rehearsals for new productions More »

      Access to final dress rehearsals for the Met's new productions each season

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      Dinner for 8 at the Grand Tier and priority reservations More »

      Priority reservations at the Grand Tier and dinner for eight guests during the third year of membership.

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      At the next level: Dedication of performance in your honor, and more... More »

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      Dedication of a performance in your honor More »

      Dedication of a performance in the Member's honor, including a prominent listing on the cast page of the program, a special dinner at The Grand Tier Restaurant and a center parterre box. Members also receive prominent donor recognition in Playbill, the annual Season Book and other Met publications

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      Golden Horseshoe Dinner More »

      Invitation to the Met's annual Golden Horseshoe dinner, with guest artists.

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      Recognition plaque at the Met Opera House More »

      Inscription of the member's name on the Golden Horeshoe plaque on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier of the Opera House.

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      Access to the Metropolitan Opera Club More »

      Dining privileges at the private Metropolitan Opera Club and access to the Metropolitan Opera Club during dress rehearsal intermissions (please note that food and beverages are not available during rehearsals).

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      At the next level: Concierge service, ticket priority, and more... More »

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      Concierge service and ticket priority More »

      Concierge service offering the highest ticket priority at the Met and last-minute tickets, where available and significantly increased ticket priority for all dance performances.

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      Dedication of performances in your honor More »

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      Invitation to the annual Council gala More »

      Invitation to the annual Council gala, on the night of a new production premiere.

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      Access to closed dress rehearsals More »

      Invitations to selected closed dress rehearsals, private coaching sessions with young artists and other opportunitites to meet Met performers.

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      Premium Online Content More »

      In addition to Opera News Online, members gain access to premium media content designed to enhance your Metropolitan Opera Experience. Enjoy encore radio broadcasts or learn more about exciting new Met productions by listening to archived recordings of MetTalks discussions.

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      Special Member Discounts at the Met Shop, Met Opera on Demand, and more More »

      Members receive a 10% discount at the Met Opera Shop and online store and 20% during special Member Double Discount Weeks throughout the year. Members also receive discounted tickets to special events at the Met and The Metropolitan Opera Guild's Lecture and Community Programs featuring renowned speakers, Met singers, and artistic professionals. Members can schedule discounted Backstage Tours with a highly knowledgeable guide at a special rate. Also, as a special promotion, members at the $150 level or higher, may purchase a year subscription to Met Opera on Demand at a low discounted price of $99.99.