Guild Membership

Benefits at a Glance

  National  Supporting  Contributing  Donor  Sponsor  Fellow  Benefactor 
Opera News Subscription Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Online Services Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Live in HD and Radio Program Guide Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Members' Merchandise Discount Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Met Season Calendar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Invitations to Lectures and Discount on Tickets Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Discounted Backstage Tour Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Members' Travel Program Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Met Ticket Priority by Level   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advance Ticketing for Live in HD Presentations    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Listen to Radio Broadcasts Online     Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notification of Guild Annual Luncheon   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
National Desk/Weekend Packages   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gold Card Privileges     Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Belmont Room Access        Yes Yes Yes Yes
Two Guest Passes to the Belmont Room         Yes Yes Yes
Season Book         Yes Yes Yes
Invitations to Dress Rehearsals         Yes Yes Yes
Additional Dress Rehearsal Passes           Yes Yes
Highest Level of Guild Member Ticket Priority             Yes

Opera News Magazine

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).

Online Services

Access to Opera News Online website, featuring articles from each magazine, a searchable back-issue archive, a members’ discussion area and an online database of performance schedules. Access to the Metropolitan Opera Guild website with members-only content and features that include a bulletin board for exchanging messages with other members and “Ask the Diva.” You may also sign up to receive High Notes, the monthly email newsletter from the Metropolitan Opera and enjoy instant ticketing (National Level and above).

Live in HD and Radio Program Guide

A handy guide to the Met’s broadcast season containing schedules, cast lists and production photos (National Level and above).

Members’ Merchandise Discount

Members receive a 10% discount on most items in the Met Opera Shop and 20% during special Member Double Discount Weeks throughout the year (National Level and above).

Met Season Calendar

An advance, day-by-day look at the performance dates, casting and ticket availability for the entire Met season (National Level and above).

Discounts on Lectures and Discount on Tickets

The Metropolitan Guild's Lecture and Community Programs include presentations and conversations featuring renowned speakers, Met singers, and artistic professionals.  Members receive discounted tickets to special events (National Level and above). 

Discounted Backstage Tour

Go behind the scenes and tour the Metropolitan Opera House with a highly knowledgeable guide at a special rate (National Level and above). 

Members Travel Program

Travel to opera centers throughout the country and around the world with others who love opera as much as you do (National Level and above).

Ticket Priority

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.

Advance Ticketing for Live in HD Presentations

Be first in line for Live in HD tickets!  Members may purchase tickets before the general public during a special Members' Priority Week. This offer is limited to select theaters located in the United States and Canada (Supporting Level and above).

Invitation to the Metropolitan Opera Guild Annual Luncheon

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 (Supporting Level and above).

The National Desk

A service for our out-of-town members that provides special ticket packages including confirmed seats at the Met and hotel and restaurant recommendations. Spend an opera-filled weekend or vacation in New York (Supporting Level and above).

The Metropolitan Opera Gold Card

Your invitation to enjoy special rates and discounts at fine restaurants, hotels, shops, museums, car rental agencies, quality retailers and more nationwide (Contributing Level and above).

Access to the Belmont Room

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 (Donor Level and above).

Two Guest Passes to the Belmont Room

Each for a single admission — for your opera-loving friends (Sponsor Level and above).

A Copy of the Annual 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 (Sponsor Level and above).

Invitations to the Metropolitan Opera Dress Rehearsals

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

Additional Dress Rehearsal Passes

(Benefactor Level)

Highest Level of Guild Member Ticket Priority

Benefactor Members receive the highest level of Guild ticket priority.