Ways to Experience Opening Night
The Met’s 2022–23 season opens Tuesday, September 27, with the company premiere of Cherubini’s dramatic masterpiece Medea, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role and conducted by Carlo Rizzi. Whether you’re in New York City or beyond, there are multiple ways to enjoy the momentous occasion.
At the Opera House
There is nothing like experiencing the Met live in the opera house—secure your seats now! Please note that all attendees must wear a face covering inside the Met. Learn more about the Met’s health and safety policies here.
At Marcus Garvey Park
A live simulcast of the opening night performance will be presented free to the public in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park for the second year, in partnership with Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage and NYC Parks. The open-air amphitheater opens to the public at 5PM, and seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, with no tickets required. The pre-show broadcast commences at 5:30PM, and the opera will begin at 6PM.
In Times Square
Continuing a Met tradition, the Opening Night performance will be transmitted live and for free on giant screens in Times Square. The pre-show broadcast commences at 5:30PM, and the opera will begin at 6PM. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, with no tickets required, on Duffy Square and the Broadway Plaza between 46th and 47th Streets, beginning at 5PM, with additional standing room available.
On Social Media
Follow @MetOpera on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok for behind-the-scenes action as we approach Opening Night—and on the big day. Share your own photos using hashtag #MetON.
Also during Opening Week
Be sure to catch the return of Mozart’s early masterpiece Idomeneo and Shostakovich’s electrifying drama Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.
Medea on the Big Screen
Can’t attend Opening Night? The October 22 performance of Medea kicks off the Met’s new season of Live in HD transmissions. Find a theater near you and buy Live in HD tickets here.