Major Gift Donors

Forge a personal relationship with the Met by providing leadership philanthropic support and enjoying highest ticket priority, special invitations, unique benefits, and greater access to the art form you love.

All Major Gifts Donors enjoy all the benefits of the Patron Program, including admission to the Patron Lounge and Belmont Room, complimentary coat check, and a subscription to Opera News magazine, as well as the following benefits:

Special Access

  • VIP ticket service, with significantly increased ticket priority at each level
  • Exclusive dress and working rehearsals, including passes to all available New Production dress rehearsals
  • Priority reservations in the Grand Tier Restaurant

VIP Events

  • Invitations to private events throughout the year
  • Opportunities to meet Met artists
  • Annual Lindemann Young Artist recital

And More!

  • Prominent recognition in Playbill and other Met publications
Benefit $25,000 $35,000 $50,000 $75,000 $100,000

Council for Artistic Excellence Sponsor

$100,000

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Personal assistance from a designated Development officer Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included
Additional dress rehearsal tickets Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included
Dinner for eight at the Grand Tier Restaurant (details vary at each level) Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included
VIP reserved seating for the Met’s Summer Recital in Central Park Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included
Invitation to the Silver Circle evening, an annual special conversation with a noted Met artist Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit included Benefit not included Benefit not included
Dedication of a performance in your honor, a Center Parterre box, and framed program pages signed by the cast Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit included Benefit included
Prominent recognition in the opera house on the Grand Tier level donor plaque Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit included Benefit included
Invitation to the Golden Horseshoe dinner, an annual black-tie event with guest artists Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit included Benefit included
Dining privileges at the Metropolitan Opera Club Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit included Benefit included
Access to seating in the Opera Club during dress rehearsals intermissions Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit included Benefit included
Dedicated ticket concierge service, with highest seating priority Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit included
Opportunities to meet Met artists at cast parties and private dinners Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit included
Additional bespoke benefits tailored to your interests Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit not included Benefit included

Consider a matching gift

Increase your contribution to the Metropolitan Opera with your company's matching gift program and you may even receive additional privileges.

Contact Us

For information, please contact:

Kathy Liu
Director of Major Gifts
The Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
New York, NY  10023
Phone: 212-870-4570
kliu@metopera.org