At the Opera House
The Met’s 2012–13 season kicks off on September 24 with Bartlett Sher’s new production of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, starring Anna Netrebko as Adina and Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino. Curtain time is 7pm EST. A few tickets are still available!
In Times Square
For the seventh straight year, Opening Night will be transmitted live to multiple giant screens in Times Square. Approximately 2,000 seats will be available on a first come, first served basis, with additional standing room provided. Pre-show coverage, including red-carpet interviews, starts at 6.30pm EST.
On Lincoln Center Plaza
The performance will also be shown on a screen on the Met façade, with approximately 3,000 seats available on Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza. Pre-show coverage, including red-carpet interviews, starts at 6.30pm EST. Free tickets, with a limit of two per person, will be distributed at the Met box office beginning Sunday, September 23 at 12 noon.
On the Air
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
Join us on Twitter and use #MetON as we follow red-carpet interviews and backstage coverage at twitter.com/metopera.
Coming Soon: L'Elisir d'Amore Live in HD
The October 13 performance of L’Elisir d’Amore kicks off the Met’s seventh season of Live in HD transmissions, now seen in 1,900 theaters in 60 countries.
Also During Opening Week
Don't miss the revivals of Turandot, Carmen, and Il Trovatore, which open on the heels of L’Elisir d’Amore.