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#TBT Opening night 1931 at the old Met! Rosa Ponselle sang Violetta in La Traviata #1516 #CantWait
#TBT! Join us as we count down to opening night with some archival photos from Met history! This photo captures the audience at the opening night of the 1931-32 season on November 2, 1931. Verdi's La Traviata opened the evening with Rosa Ponselle singing Violetta and Giacomo Lauri-Volpi as Alfredo.
Just waiting to be sat in! The #1516 season is nearly here and we’re excited to announce that, for the first time ever, $25 orchestra level RUSH TICKETS will be made available for the opening night performance of Otello! Join us for an evening of tragic intensity inspired by Shakespeare’s play. Chec
We love Rossini! Can't wait for "La Donna del Lago" - Sun 12pm on GP @MetOpera w/ @JoyceDiDonato & @jdiego_florez!
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100 years! That’s how long it has been since Les Pêcheurs de Perles was last on stage at The Met 🙀. Check out this quick clip, featuring director Penny Woolcock, from the 2015-16 new production of Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East. @diana.damrau is the Hindu priestess,
Check out a clip from the director’s preview of the 2015-16 new production of Berg’s LULU! William Kentridge (The Nose) returns to the Met, applying his unique theatrical vision to this notorious femme fatale. Marlis Petersen stars in the tour-de-force title role and James Levine conducts. For the f
Mark your calendars for the Summer HD Festival, opening August 28! Join us on Lincoln Center Plaza for #FREE screenings of classic Met performances and a special opening night presentation of #WestSideStory that we’re co-presenting with our friends @filmlinc! We’re rolling out all the hits, so don't
Mark your cal! Our free Summer HD Fest starts 8/28! West Side Story opens, a @FilmLinc co-pres bit.ly/1IbIADj
Road trip ended in #LasVegas, where I¹m studying the Duke for upcoming Vegas-themed #Rigoletto!!!!!!!!! @MetOpera
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#TBT Check out this Al Hirschfeld sketch in honor of the 1983-84 centennial season! Look closely and let us know who you spot other than the ever-iconic #JamesLevine and #Pavarotti. Bonus points if you attended or watched the broadcast of this gala celebration performance. Share your memories! 🎶✒️✒
Check out Stephen Costello @scostello929 prepping poolside on his (Duke inspired!) summer holiday in Vegas! You'll find him next season in Verdi's Rigoletto--a retro production, set in the 1960s on the glitzy Vegas strip! #1960 #Vegas #VegasBaby #poolside #TheDuke #Rigoletto #Verdi #GlitzGlamGilda #
Another sputnik lowered for cleaning! This cluster is suspended over the grand staircase and reflects natural light from the plaza even when it's not turned on! 💡💡☀️✨ #CleaningDay #Yaaas #AllThatGlitters #Sputnik #ShineBright #Chandelier #Swarovski #Crystal #shine #Glitz #DreamClean #Lowered #Blin
Watch the GP @MetOpera double-bill - Iolanta & Bluebeard’s Castle airing NOW on @PBS (check local listings)
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Beat the heat with some Live in HD! 😎☀️🎬 The opera house might be on hiatus for the summer, but The Met Live in HD: Summer Encores is currently being broadcast to select movie theaters worldwide! Check out La Fille du Regiment, The Merry Widow, and Aida, in a cinema near you now through July 29. #
Check out the annual sputnik cleaning! Light bulbs are changed, crystal is polished & general repairs are made!
It's cleaning day! 💡✨ Every summer the chandeliers inside the house are lowered for an annual inspection--nothing goes unchecked! Light bulbs are changed, the crystal is polished to perfection, and general repairs are made to keep these sputniks in tip top shape all season long. #sputnik #crystal #
Another gem from the #MetArchives! This is Lily Pons outside a 🇺🇸US post office given her namesake in Baltimore, Maryland. Pons was a beloved principal soprano at the Met, debuting in 1931 as Lucia in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and singing 300 times in ten roles from 1931 until 1960. #FBF #F
Another patriotic gem from the archives! Lily Pons & the post office given her namesake in Baltimore MD #July4th #FBF
Check out Met contralto Ernestine SchumannHeink singing the Nat. Anthem @ the SubTreasury in 1918! #TBT #July4th
We're getting ready for the holiday weekend with a patriotic #ThrowbackThursday Check out Ernestine Schumann-Heink singing the National Anthem at the Sub-Treasury in 1918! Debuting at The Met in 1898, Schumann-Heink was an avid supporter of the United States armed forces, entertaining troops and rai
The calm before the madness! Check out this rare moment--a bare stage! 💫🎶This #latergram is from very early this morning, before today's @abtofficial performance of Cinderella lit up the darkness. #MetStage #WhatsInThatBox 📦📦 #JustMetThings #BareBones #Met #ABT #Cinderella #BlankCanvas #Gold #Go
Our final free Summer Recital Series performance is tonight! Join us at 7PM in Clove Lakes Park on Staten Island for a lovely evening of songs featuring Kiri Deonarine, Ginger Costa-Jackson, John Moore, and Dan Saunders. Don’t forget to bring a park approved #Picnic🎶🍴🍦🍒🍌🍕🍗🍩🍪🍔🍉#Summer #NYC
2015-16 Single Tickets Are Now On Sale! Don't miss 6 new productions and 18 classic revivals bit.ly/1LA5ZoH
In just a few hours 15-16 Single Tix go on sale. We can hardly wait! On sale starts @ 12noonET bit.ly/1LA5ZoH
Tonight's @MetOpera encore with Ginger Costa-Jackson featured a little help from a young opera lover! #summerstage30
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