Ways to Experience
Opening Night

At the Opera House
The Met’s 2017-18 season opens Monday, September 25 with a new production of Bellini’s Norma, with the power trio of Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato, and Joseph Calleja in the principal roles, under the baton of Carlo Rizzi. Our popular Rush Ticket program includes the Opening Night Gala, with two hundred orchestra tickets available at the drastically reduced price of $25. Rush tickets for opening night will go on sale Friday, September 22 at noon.

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In Times Square
Continuing the Met’s annual tradition, Opening Night will be transmitted live and for free to giant screens in Times Square. Pre-show commences at 6 pm, and the opera will begin at 6:30 pm. Attendance is free, and no tickets are required. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at Duffy Square (between 46th and 47th Streets) and Broadway Plaza (between 43rd and 44th Streets), with additional standing room available.

On the Air
An audio stream of the Opening Night Gala will be broadcast live on Metropolitan Opera Radio on SiriusXM and streamed live on the Met’s website.

On Social Media
Follow @MetOpera for the behind-the-scenes action on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Snapchat as we approach Opening Night—and on the big day. Send in your own photos using hash tag #MetON

Also During Opening Week
Be sure to catch revivals of Puccini’s La Bohème, and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine.

Coming Soon: Norma Live in HD
The October 7 performance of Bellini's Norma kicks off the Met’s season of Live in HD transmissions, seen in more than 2,000 theaters in 70 countries. Buy Live in HD tickets here.