Patron Program

Benefits at a Glance

  Patron Contributing Sponsor Sponsor Benefactor Benefactor Premier Circle Sponsor Premier Circle Sponsor Premier Circle Benefactor Premier Circle Benefactor
Priority Ticket Service Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advance Ticketing for Live in HD Presentations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Live in HD and Radio Guide Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 
Dress Rehearsals Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MetTalks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Young Artists Recitals Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Patron Lounge & Belmont Room Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 
Complimentary
Coat Check
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
National Patron Weekend  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Metropolitan Opera Gold Card Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Opera News Subscription Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Discount at the Met Opera Shop  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Backstage Tour   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
A Conversation with Music Director James Levine   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Working Rehearsals     Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Listing in Playbill and Season Book     Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Season Preview with General Manager       Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Young Artist Concert & Reception         Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
A Stage Director at Work
          Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Master Class             Yes Yes Yes Yes
National Council Audition Semifinals
              Yes Yes Yes
A Visit to the Met Archives
                Yes Yes
Dressing the Artists
                  Yes

Personalized Ticket Service

Assistance with ticket orders via designated Patron telephone lines.

Live in HD Advance Ticketing

Purchase your tickets for all of the Live in HD transmissions before the general public during a special members-only advance ticketing period. This offer is limited to select theaters located in the United States and Canada (Supporting level and above).

Live in HD and Radio Guide

Go behind-the-scenes and enhance your viewing enjoyment with an HD Program Guide. The Guide includes synopses and cast information, as well as features and photos on all HD performance transmissions scheduled for the season (Supporting level and above).

Dress Rehearsal Passes

Be among the first to experience each season's repertory, by attending dress rehearsals.

MetTalks

Patrons are invited to meet production team, artists and artistic staff to discuss upcoming new productions, including The Ring.

Lindemann Young Artists Development Program Recitals

Hear the voices of tomorrow's opera stars as these artists perform in an annual recital series.

Patron Lounge and Belmont Room

Located on the Dress Circle level, the Patron Lounge is open pre-performance and during intermissions. Patrons may also enjoy the Belmont Room, located on the Grand Tier level.

Patron Coat Check

This complimentary coat check facility is located in the ChevronTexaco Gallery on the orchestra level.

Invitation to National Patron Weekend

Patrons living outside a 100-mile radius of New York City are invited to attend this annual weekend of operas and activities.

Metropolitan Opera Gold Card

Your invitation to enjoy special rates and discounts at fine restaurants, hotels, shops, car rentals and more -- nationwide.

Opera News

In-depth coverage of the Met broadcast season, including stories of the operas, cast profiles and colorful production photos. Find out what leading music critics have to say about performances across the country and around the world. Read profiles on opera legends and learn about rising young stars. Discover the newest and best opera CDs and books. The Opera News website can be accessed using your Patron ID, and provides access to articles from each issue, a searchable back-issue archive, a members' discussion area, a database of performance schedules, a guide to the Met's broadcast and telecast season, cast lists and production photos.

Merchandise Discount

Members receive a 10% discount on Met merchandise. Limited double discount days of 20% will be announced throughout the season.

Backstage tour of the Metropolitan Opera House

Step behind the scenes and see the Met as never before.  From the stage and the auditorium to the dressing rooms and backstage shops, you'll see what makes the Met the world's premier opera house.   

A Conversation with Music Director James Levine

You are invited to a conversation with the Met's Music Director James Levine, hosted by Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean of The Juilliard School.

Working Rehearsals

Follow the progress of your favorite operas through these rehearsals, with costumes, lighting, and full orchestra.

Recognition in Performance Programs and Season Book

Listing of your name in our Playbill and annual Metropolitan Opera Season Book.

Season Preview with the General Manager

An opportunity to learn first-hand about the Met's artistic and financial status. Join the Met's General Manager for this annual event.

Young Artist Concert and Reception

Invitation to the fall concert by members of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, followed by a reception with the artists.

A Stage Director at Work*

You are invited to a conversation with Gina Lapinski, one of the Met's resident stage directors. Hear her stories about collaborating with artists, conductors, musicians, and designers to bring grand opera productions to the Met's stage.

Master Class

An opportunity to observe teachers and coaches working with young singers to perfect all elements of their performances.

National Council Auditions Semifinals*

Join us for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Semifinals Competition, which is closed to the public. Be there to hear promising young opera singers from the United States and Canada compete for a spot in the Grand Finals Concert. Past winners have included Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, and Deborah Voigt.


A Visit to the Met Archives*

Join us for a visit to the Metropolitan Opera's Archives, hosted by Archives director Robert Tuggle. He'll lead you on a journey through the Met's 128-year history, from its origins in 1883, to its move to Lincoln Center in 1966, to the present day as one of the world's busiest opera companies.

Dressing the Artists*

Join us for a conversation with Wardrobe Director William Malloy, accompanied by solo ladies supervisor Suzi Gomez-Pizzo and solo men's supervisor Louis Valantasis. They will discuss their roles in dressing the Met's principal artists.

* Special presentations change each year.