Ways to Experience
Opening Night

At the Opera House
The Met’s 50th anniversary season at Lincoln Center opens Monday, September 26 with Mariusz Treliński’s new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and starring Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke. Our popular Rush Ticket program includes the Opening Night Gala, with one hundred orchestra tickets available at the drastically reduced price of $25.

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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. The opera will begin at 5:00 p.m. 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), 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, starring Ailyn Pérez, and Mozart’s Don Giovanni, starring Simon Keenlyside.

Coming Soon: Tristan und Isolde Live in HD
The October 8 performance of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde 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.