Anniversary Gala Tickets

The Metropolitan Opera House is home to some of the world’s greatest voices and talents. This creative hotspot draws in scores of visitors every year and puts on some of the most visually stunning and vibrant performances in the world.

With its world-renowned retinue of conductors, composers, singers, dancers, visual artists, designers, choreographers, stage directors, and more, it’s easy to see how the Met is able to pull off its immaculate productions.

Since 1976, The Met has been under the musical direction of James Levine and has become known as the venue of some of the finest orchestras, voices, and choruses in the world.

This upcoming 2016/17 season, the Met is celebrating its 50th anniversary at its present location in Lincoln Square. This celebratory gala is going to be one for the books! It will feature some of the greatest names in opera as well as a production of Antony and Cleopatra (which hasn’t been played since the time the opera house initially opened up in 1966).

This is an event that you’re not going to want to miss out on. Be sure to get your hands on some Anniversary Gala Tickets quickly because they’ll sell out fast!

Anniversary Gala Tickets

About the Metropolitan Opera House

The Metropolitan Opera House, also commonly referred to as ‘The Met’, is the largest organization in North America which is devoted to classical music. It was originally founded in 1880 as an alternative to the old Academy of Music opera house in New York.

Presently, The Met is located on Broadway at Lincoln Square in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City. It is part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

This building was designed by the architect Wallace K. Harrison and opened in September 1966 with the premier of Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra, starring Leontyne Price and Justino Díaz. According to The New York Times, the opening of this new opera house was “a crescendo of splendor,”

Each season at the Met, the stages are graced with over 200 different opera performances. People from around New York, the country, and the world come in droves to attend these performances. It is estimated that over 800,000 people attend the Met during a single season. Furthermore, due to its new media distribution initiatives and the use of state of the art technology, millions of individuals can experience the magic of the Met virtually!

The 50th Anniversary Gala

The 2016/17 season marks the fifty year anniversary of the opening of the Met at its present home in the Lincoln Center. This momentous occasion will be celebrated by a special, magical, and memorable gala.

This fabulous event will feature some of the best and biggest names in opera. Performances will feature a glorious medley of music that will touch upon the greatest moments of the past five decades, as well as set its sights to the future seasons ahead.

Julian Crouch, the director and set designer who was behind the Met’s 125th Anniversary Gala in 2009, along with the projection designers 59 Productions are teaming up again for the 50th anniversary gala. With these two creative forces behind the helm, audiences can expect to witness an operatic celebration like none they have ever seen before.

Following the performance, there will be a special gala dinner.

Performances to Expect

The following artists are scheduled to appear at the gala:

  • Javier Camarena
  • Renée Fleming
  • Ben Bliss
  • Elina Garanca
  • Diana Damrau
  • Plácido Domingo
  • Angela Meade
  • Susan Graham
  • Sonya Yoncheva
  • Joyce DiDonato
  • Ferruccio Furlanetto
  • Vittorio Grigolo
  • Mariusz Kwiecien
  • Amanda Majeski
  • Matthew Polenzani
  • Anna Netrebko
  • Piotr Beczala
  • Pretty Yende
  • Isabel Leonard
  • Kristine Opolais
  • Michael Fabiano
  • Rolando Villazón
  • René Pape
  • Juan Diego Flórez
  • Eric Owens
  • Željko Lucic
  • James Morris
  • Michael Volle
  • Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Selections from operas such as I Lombardi, Porgy and Bess, Les Troyens, and Samson et Dalila will be heard. In addition, selections from Antony and Cleopatra will also be featured, being heard for the first time since the house opened.

This operatic celebration promises to be truly spectacular and breathtaking. For your chance to witness this momentous occasion, be sure to purchase your Anniversary Gala Tickets well in advance. They are expected to sell out fast!

Anniversary Gala Ticket Prices

Currently the average price for Anniversary Gala tickets is $72. The date and location for this event is 25-Jan-20 at Washington Center For The Performing Arts, Olympia. The minimum get-in price for Anniversary Gala tickets is $72.

Name City Date Average Ticket Price Get In Price
(Minimum Price)
Ballet Northwest: 50th Anniversary Gala Olympia 25-Jan-20 $72 $72

* Ticket Prices vary on hourly basis.


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