New York – New York – Shopping, eating and never sleeping and of course home to The Met(ropolitan)… Take a break to the Big Apple and experience one of the world’s greatest opera companies in this living icon of a city. As a short break or as part of a wider tour we can help bring together the magic of the Met with this incredible city that will take your breath away! We can build a full itinerary around the performance(s) you want to see including local tours of all of the landmarks to make the most of your time here!
The Met Opera
The Metropolitan Opera is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented artists, including singers, conductors, composers, orchestra musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers from around the world. Known as the venue for the world’s greatest voices, the Met has been under the musical direction of James Levine since 1976. Maestro Levine is credited with having created one of opera’s finest orchestras and choruses.
The Metropolitan Opera was founded in 1883, with its first opera house built on Broadway and 39th Street by a group of wealthy businessmen who wanted their own theater. In the company’s early years, the management changed course several times, first performing everything in Italian (even Carmen and Lohengrin), then everything in German (even Aida andFaust), before finally settling into a policy of performing most works in their original language, with some notable exceptions.
The Chelsea Opera
Chelsea Opera is a professional opera company which produces fully staged operas with chamber orchestra, a concert series and other musical endeavors.
Founded in 2004 by professional singers Lynne Hayden-Findlay and Leonarda Priore, Chelsea Opera serves two constituencies: singers and opera audiences. For singers, Chelsea Opera has given hundreds of artists the chance to practice their craft in a supportive professional setting in a NYC venue with chamber orchestra. For audiences, Chelsea Opera’s productions of new and classic repertoire provide enthusiasts and newcomers the chance to see high quality productions with chamber orchestra in a relaxed and welcoming location with ticket prices that are affordable to a broad spectrum of the community. Performances take place in locations where the intimacy and superior acoustics make the experience exceedingly attractive for all involved.
If you want a different itinerary or a longer stay please contact us to talk through your requirements and we will happily bring the options together for you.New York Opera Schedule