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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
In just a few hours 15-16 Single Tix go on sale. We can hardly wait! On sale starts @ 12noonET
Tonight's @MetOpera encore with Ginger Costa-Jackson featured a little help from a young opera lover! #summerstage30
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A face revealed! This painted canvas will be used in next season's new production of Les Pêcheurs de Perles, starring @diana.damrau as the hindu priestess--reminding us we can hardly wait for Sunday's Box Office opening! Single tickets can be purchased at, on the phone and in person thi
Check out this packed stadium! 50 years ago today Anna Moffo and Barry Morell sang Verdi's La Traviata on a special tour at Lewisohn Stadium, NYC. Lewisohn Stadium was an amphitheater and athletic facility built on the campus of the City College of New York. It opened in 1915 and was demolished in 1
Happy Birthday, Maestro! Check out this adorable vintage pic of #JamesLevine as a budding young musician! Don't miss him next season conducting Tannhäuser, Lulu, Die Fledermaus, Simon Boccanegra, and Die Entführung aus dem Serail. #HappyBirthdayJimmy #BuiltInFilter #HBD #Throwback #Vintage #BabyLevi
Best wishes to our friends at American Ballet Theatre as Julie Kent took her final bows from the Met stage on Saturday night! #metstage #metopera #Repost @nytimes ・・・ When @juliekentofficial appeared onstage on Saturday night at @metopera, the applause was so loud, and lasted so long, that it must h
Happy weekend from the Met stage! The box office opens on Sunday, June 28 and we can't wait for the curtain to rise on the 15-16 Season. ⚡️⚡️ #cant wait #ready #golden #goldcurtain #divine #tgif #1516 #met #metopera
Join us in @brooklynbridgepark Pier 1 right now for tonight's free Summer Recital! The #summer #picnic game is real. 👍🏻🍖🍎🍇🍪🍴🍦🎶 #summerstage #freeconcert #nyc #ladyliberty #summerrecitalseries #met #opera #metopera
Despite the threat of ☔️ last night's free Summer Recital was a success! Join us for the remaining dates across the four boroughs! Catch us tomorrow in @brooklynbridgepark at 7pm. #Repost @summerstagenyc #met #opera #metopera・・・ Isabel Leonard & Janai Brugger flirting with the audience during tonig
Summertime scenography! Check out our talented team as they prepare for the 15-16 production of Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles. Single tickets go on sale early this year on June 28--don't forget to include this green gem! @diana.damrau #MetTeam #Painters #HinduPriestess #green #GreenOnGreenOnGreen
Wagner's 'Tristan Und Isolde' At 150, The Love Story That Changed Opera For Good
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Today in 1910 Puccini's MANON LESCAUT premiered in Paris at @theatreduchatelet during a tour of The Metropolitan Opera. This performance marked the Met debut of the beloved Lucrezia Bori as Manon, pictured here. Enrico Caruso sang Des Grieux and the great Arturo Toscanini conducted. Puccini himself
Happy Anniversary, Maestro! On this day in 1971 Maestro James Levine made his Met debut, leading a June Festival performance of Puccini's Tosca. In his over 40 years at the podium Maestro Levine has conducted nearly 2500 performances of 85 different operas! In other words, #BOSS #Jimmy #Levine #1971
Happy Anniversary Maestro! Today in '71 Maestro James Levine made his Met debut leading Tosca.
The upcoming 15-16 season features six new productions: Verdi’s Otello, Berg’s Lulu, Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux, and Strauss’ Elektra! What’s your fave? #NewProduction #TheLadiesAndOneDude #Queening #HinduPriestess #ParisianTemptress #Greek
Happy Monday! Check out these sweet sugar sputniks! 🍰💯#cakemet #sweetmonday #sugar #eats #WeWouldEatTheMet #GoldEverything #met #opera #metopera #Repost @cakealchemy ・・・ Favorite new wedding cake! Sugar sputniks😄#lincolncentercake #metopera @metopera inspired cake

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