Patron Program

Benefits at a Glance

  Patron Contributing Sponsor Sponsor Benefactor Benefactor Premier Circle Sponsor Premier Circle Sponsor Premier Circle Benefactor Premier Circle Benefactor
Priority Ticket Service Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advance Ticketing for Live in HD Presentations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Live in HD and Radio Guide Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 
Dress Rehearsals Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MetTalks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Young Artists Recitals Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Patron Lounge & Belmont Room Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 
Complimentary
Coat Check
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
National Patron Weekend  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Metropolitan Opera Gold Card Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Opera News Subscription Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Discount at the Met Opera Shop  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Backstage Tour   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
A Conversation with Music Director James Levine   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Working Rehearsals     Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Listing in Playbill and Season Book     Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Young Artist Concert & Reception         Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
The Role of the Met's Music Staff
          Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Master Class             Yes Yes Yes Yes
Inside the Prompter's Box
              Yes Yes Yes
Vocal Coaches and Voice Teachers:
What's the Difference?

                Yes Yes

                  Yes

Personalized Ticket Service

Assistance with ticket orders via designated Patron telephone lines.

Live in HD Advance Ticketing

Purchase your tickets for all of the Live in HD transmissions before the general public during a special members-only advance ticketing period. This offer is limited to select theaters located in the United States and Canada (Supporting level and above).

Live in HD and Radio Guide

Go behind-the-scenes and enhance your viewing enjoyment with an HD Program Guide. The Guide includes synopses and cast information, as well as features and photos on all HD performance transmissions scheduled for the season (Supporting level and above).

Dress Rehearsal Passes

Be among the first to experience each season's repertory, by attending dress rehearsals.

MetTalks

Patrons are invited to meet production team, artists and artistic staff to discuss upcoming new productions, including The Ring.

Lindemann Young Artists Development Program Recitals

Hear the voices of tomorrow's opera stars as these artists perform in an annual recital series.

Patron Lounge and Belmont Room

Located on the Dress Circle level, the Patron Lounge is open pre-performance and during intermissions. Patrons may also enjoy the Belmont Room, located on the Grand Tier level.

Patron Coat Check

This complimentary coat check facility is located in the ChevronTexaco Gallery on the orchestra level.

Invitation to National Patron Weekend

Patrons living outside a 100-mile radius of New York City are invited to attend this annual weekend of operas and activities.

Metropolitan Opera Gold Card

Your invitation to enjoy special rates and discounts at fine restaurants, hotels, shops, car rentals and more -- nationwide.

Opera News

In-depth coverage of the Met broadcast 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 and books. The Opera News website can be accessed using your Patron ID, and provides access to articles from each issue, a searchable back-issue archive, a members' discussion area, a database of performance schedules, a guide to the Met's broadcast and telecast season, cast lists and production photos.

Merchandise Discount

Members receive a 10% discount on Met merchandise. Limited double discount days of 20% will be announced throughout the season.

Backstage tour of the Metropolitan Opera House

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.   

A Conversation with Music Director James Levine

You are invited to a conversation with the Met's Music Director James Levine, hosted by Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean of The Juilliard School.

Working Rehearsals

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

Recognition in Performance Programs and Season Book

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

Young Artist Concert and Reception

Invitation to the fall concert by members of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, followed by a reception with the artists.

The Role of the Met's Music Staff*

You are invited to a conversation with Director of Musical Administration Craig Rutenberg. Mr. Rutenberg overseas the Met’s staff of assistant conductors, rehearsal pianists and prompters. He also works closely with James Levine and other conductors during preparations for each season’s productions.

Master Class

An opportunity to observe teachers and coaches working with young singers to perfect all elements of their performances.

Inside the Prompter’s Box*

You are invited to join us for a conversation with Met assistant conductor and prompter Donna Racik, who will discuss her role as a prompter at the Met and share her experiences in this unique position.

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

Brian Zeger, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, will be joined by a voice teacher, a vocal coach, and a young singer in this special presentation.

The Met Chorus in Rehearsal*

You are invited to observe a chorus rehearsal. Following the session, Chorus Master Donald Palumbo will take questions from the audience.

* Special presentations change each year.