Join Us for BambinO

The Metropolitan Opera is excited to present BambinO, a pioneering musical theater adventure for the next generation of opera lovers. BambinO is a casual, interactive performance—created especially for children between 6 and 18 months old—that features age-appropriate sounds, images, and activities.

The project was recently featured in the New York Times.

 

Composer
Lliam Paterson
Director
Phelim McDermott
Designers
Giuseppe Belli and Emma Belli

A Scottish Opera, Manchester International Festival and Improbable co-production
Presented in partnership with the Rita Gold Early Childhood Center, Columbia University Teachers College



Performance Schedule 

Monday, April 30, 2 pm
Tuesday, May 1, 10 am & 2 pm
Wednesday, May 2, 10 am & 2 pm
Thursday, May 3, 10 am & 2 pm
Friday, May 4, 10 am & 2 pm
Saturday, May 5, 9:45 am

All performances last 40 minutes and take place in List Hall at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. 
Attendance is free but reservations are required—email bambinoRSVP@metopera.org.

FAQs

What is BambinO?

BambinO is a casual lap-sit opera for infants. Babies are encouraged to crawl around during the performance, interact with singers, musicians and one another.

Where is it?

BambinO will be performed in List Hall, a small auditorium within the Lincoln Center's Metropolitan Opera House.

How long is BambinO?

Performances of BambinO last 40 minutes.

Where can I park my stroller and gear?

There will be an area just outside of List Hall, where the performance will take place, for you to stow strollers, bags, and other items. Once you reserve tickets, directions will be provided for a stroller-accessible entry.

Where can I change my infant?

The Met will provide changing tables in the restrooms outside of List Hall.

Where can I feed my baby?

You are welcome to feed your baby inside the auditorium during the performance. There is also a wall of cushioned benches just outside of List Hall, as well as a plush sofa adjacent to the restrooms.

Can I bring my older children?

BambinO is intended for infants of 6 to 18 old months with the supervision of a guardian, and the Met hopes to create a space where babies can respond to the sounds and colors of the performance without interference from older children. We ask that attendees make alternate arrangements for siblings who fall outside of the recommended age range.

Can I bring additional caregivers or grandparents?

Participation in BambinO is limited to infants and caregivers, but there is limited space for additional guests to observe from the seated section of the auditorium.