Holiday Season at the Metropolitan Opera
Performances for all
This December and January, the Metropolitan Opera is featuring some of its most accessible and popular titles. With tickets starting at just $25, it’s easy for New Yorkers and tourists alike to give themselves or their loved ones the gift of a trip to the Met.
Hansel and Gretel
December 18-January 8 (various dates, complete schedule here)
Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale adaptation Hansel and Gretel returns to the Met on December 18th in a spectacular English-language production. This holiday presentation features special weekday matinees and discount pricing designed to make the Met affordable for families with children.
December 11-January 24 (various dates, complete schedule here)
Verdi’s romantic tragedy returns to the Met with two spectacular sopranos sharing the role of Violetta, the tragic courtesan who is one of opera’s most famous heroines. Marina Rebeka stars in the first eight performances, with Sonya Yoncheva taking over the role in mid-January.
The Merry Widow
December 31-January 31 (various dates, complete schedule here)
Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (Broadway’s The Producers) makes her Met debut directing a new English-language production of Lehár’s lighthearted operetta. Star soprano Renée Fleming sings the title role, opposite a cast that includes Broadway star Kelli O’Hara in her Met debut as Valencienne.
December 26-January 10 (various dates, complete schedule here)
Verdi’s grand-scaled epic Aida returns to the Met stage on December 26 with rising American soprano Tamara Wilson in her Met debut as the title princess.