Galas & Special Events
Please join us for gala premieres and other events throughout the 2020–21 season. To view pricing and benefits, click the links below. If you would like to place an order for one of our benefit events, please complete the corresponding RSVP form and send it to the Special Events Office via email, fax, or mail. Contact information is provided on each form.
For more information, please call 212-362-6000.
Opening Night Gala
Monday, September 21, 2020
The 2020–21 season opens in stunning fashion with the premiere of Michael Mayer’s grand new staging of Verdi’s Aida, starring soprano Anna Netrebko, mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili, and tenor Piotr Beczała, with Yannick Nézet- Séguin on the podium for his first Opening Night performance as Met Music Director. Join us after the show for a gala dinner with the cast.
A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
Production a gift of C. Graham Berwind, III
Director, Spring Point Partners LLC
On Stage at the Met
Honoring Robert I. Toll
Monday, October 26, 2020
Please note that, due to the temporary closure of the opera house, this event has been postponed from its original date of April 26, to Monday, October 26, 2020. Thank you for your understanding.
On Monday, October 26, 2020, the Metropolitan Opera will honor Robert I. Toll, Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Toll Brothers, Inc., for his visionary support of the Met and for his exceptional corporate successes. The On Stage at the Met gala, which takes place on the magnificent stage at the opera house in New York, will feature a black-tie dinner, dancing, and performances by extraordinary Met artists. We hope you will join us in celebrating Mr. Toll on this very special evening.
- 6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
- 7:00 PM Dinner Dance
New Year's Eve Gala
Thursday, December 31, 2020
The Met rings in the new year with Simon McBurney’s new take on a beloved classic—the company’s first new production of Mozart’s masterpiece in 16 years. Maestro Gustavo Dudamel makes a rare Met appearance, conducting a standout cast of Mozarteans. The evening features dinner and dancing after the performance, as well as the traditional fireworks on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier at midnight.
Original co-production of Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam; English National Opera, London; and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
Production a gift of Rolex
Monday, March 1, 2020
Tony Award–winning director Ivo van Hove makes a major Met debut with a new vision of Mozart’s dark comedy. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts a star-studded cast led by baritone Peter Mattei, bass-baritone Gerald Finley, soprano Ailyn Pérez, and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard. After the performance, join us on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier for a gala dinner with the cast.
A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and Opéra National de Paris
Production a gift of Ambassador and Mrs. Nicholas F. Taubman, and the Rosalie J. Coe Weir Endowment Fund
Additional funding from The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Endowment Fund
Dead Man Walking
Metropolitan Opera Gala Premiere
Dead Man Walking
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the highly anticipated Met premiere of Jake Heggie’s 21st-century masterpiece, starring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. Before the performance, join us for cocktails and dinner on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier.
Production a gift of Ann and Gordon Getty, and Diane B. Wilsey
Additional funding from Franci Neely, and The H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang, PhD.
and Oscar Tang Endowment Fund