International Council

The International Council is a group of philanthropists and sophisticated art lovers from around the world who come together to celebrate opera and support the Met Opera. Council members represent more than 15 countries.

Council membership begins with an annual commitment of $35,000. In appreciation of the members’ ongoing support, the Met Opera designs an exclusive five-day program of performances and special events for the Council each season.

The Festive 5-Day Annual Meeting Includes: 

Special Access

  • Pair of premium seats for four operas
  • Meetings with Met leadership and Met Board members

VIP Events

  • Private recital with major artists
  • Dinners at the Grand Tier Restaurant
  • Cocktail receptions and parties in private homes
  • Invitation to cast party (when available)

And More

  • VIP ticket priority all season, a dedicated staff member to assist you, prominent recognition in Playbill, and all other benefits at the President's Circle Fellow Major Gifts level.


Contact Us

For more information on joining our exclusive international group, please contact:

Patrick Galvin 
Director of Major Gifts
The Metropolitan Opera 
30 Lincoln Center 
New York, NY 10023 
Phone: 212-870-4180