Springtime at the Metropolitan Opera


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 Peter Mattei in <i>Don Giovanni</i> Credit: Marty Sohl/Met Opera  The elegant lobby of the Metropolitan Opera House  Credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera  A scene from <i>Les Contes d’Hoffmann</i> Credit: Marty Sohl/Met Opera  Joyce DiDonato in a scene from <i>La Donna del Lago</i>. Santa Fe Opera production.  Credit: Ken Howard  The auditorium of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City Credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera  Elīna Garanča in a scene from <i>Carmen</i> Credit: Ken Howard/Met Opera  Marcelo Álvarez as Canio in <i>Pagliacci</i> and Turiddu in <i>Cavalleria Rusticana</i> Credit: Anne Deniau/Met Opera  A scene from <i>Aida</i> Credit: Marty Sohl/Met Opera  A scene from <i>Don Carlo</i> Credit: Ken Howard/Met Opera  A scene from <i>Un Ballo in Maschera</i> Credit: Ken Howard/Met Opera  The dazzling lights of Manhattan's skyline
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The experience of wonderful opera, good lectures and discussions after the operas, good food, and New York City to entertain oneself. What could be better? 


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Save $200 *per person when you book by December 2, 2014! Use promotion code HOLIDAYSALE online or when speaking to our travel specialists to secure these savings. Use promotion code HOLIDAYSALE online or when speaking to our travel specialists to secure these savings.

  • April 20, 2015

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Immerse yourself in the magical world of opera at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City! Our two fabulous Spring opera programs feature Orchestra Prime seating and in-depth lectures by our opera expert and so much more!

In March, attend Rossini’s La Donna del Lago, with world-renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and tenor Juan Diego Flórez. Marvel at Sir Richard Eyre’s stunning production of Carmen, starring Elina Garanča in the title role and tenor Jonas Kaufman as Don José. James Levine conducts Offenbach’s sparkling score of Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and the charismatic baritone Peter Mattei leads a glittering cast in Don Giovanni.

In April, Plácido Domingo conducts the Met’s spectacular production of Aida. Attend evocative new productions of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, with tenor Marcelo Alvarez portraying tenor leads in both operas. Marvel at Verdi’s masterful scores of Don Carlo and Un Ballo I Maschera with tenor Piotr Beczala as King Gustavo for the first time at the Met.

Our programs feature backstage tours of the opera house and a relaxed schedule so that you can pursue personal interests, and a farewell dinner at the Grand Tier restaurant, located inside the opera house. Each program is limited to 30 participants.

Itinerary: March 3-7, 2015

March 3 — La Donna del Lago

Individual arrivals in New York City at the Empire Hotel, located across the street from Lincoln Center. Gather in the late afternoon with Arthur Kaplan and depart the hotel lobby for the short walk to your welcome dinner. Mr. Kaplan provides opening remarks on La Donna del Lago at the restaurant, then dinner is served. Depart for the short walk to the Metropolitan Opera House to attend La Donna del Lago with world-renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and tenor Juan Diego Flórez . (R,D)

March 4 — Carmen

Enjoy a morning lecture on Georges Bizet’s Carmen. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore New York City independently. This evening attend Carmen , starring Elina Garanča in the title role and tenor Jonas Kaufman as Don José.

March 5 — Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Gather for a morning lecture on Jacques Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann. In the afternoon take a backstage tour of the Metropolitan Opera to discover how the company manages the sets, costumes, and props necessary for their rotating repertory. This evening return to the Met to attend Les Contes d’Hoffmann with tenor Matthew Polenzani playing the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer. James Levine conducts the sparkling score.

March 6 — Don Giovanni

Gather for your final lecture by Arthur Kaplan, this one focused on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni. In the evening, gather for a festive farewell dinner at the Grand Tier, located in the lobby of the Metropolitan Opera House, overlooking the grand plaza. Following dinner, attend Don Giovanni  with baritone Peter Mattei in the title role performing alongside the starry ensemble of Elza van den Heever, Emma Bell, and Luca Pisaroni. The New York Philharmonic and Music Director Alan Gilbert cross Lincoln Center Plaza to conduct. (D)

March 7 — Individual Departures

Individual departures from the hotel.

Itinerary: April 20-24, 2015

April 20 — Aida

Individual arrivals in New York City at the Empire Hotel, located across the street from Lincoln Center. Gather in the late afternoon with Arthur Kaplan and depart the hotel lobby for the short walk to your welcome dinner. Mr. Kaplan provides opening remarks at the restaurant, then dinner is served. Depart for the short walk to the Metropolitan Opera House to attend the grandest of the grand operas Aida, Verdi’s mythic love triangle featuring soprano Oksana Dyka and Pacido Domingo conducting. (R,D)

April 21— Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

Enjoy a morning lecture on Pietro Mascagni / Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore New York City independently. This evening attend Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci, one of opera’s most enduring tragic double bills, set in two different time periods but in the same Sicilian setting. Marcelo Álvarez plays the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci.

April 22 — Don Carlo

Gather for a morning lecture on Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo. In the afternoon take a backstage tour of the Metropolitan Opera to discover how the company manages the sets, costumes, and props necessary for their rotating repertory. This evening return to the Met to attend Don Carlo with tenor Yonghoon Lee in title role and bass Ferruccio Furlanetto, reprising his definitive portrayal of King Philip.

April 23— Un Ballo I Maschera

Enjoy a morning lecture on Giuseppe Verdi’s Un Ballo I Maschera. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore New York City independently. In the evening, gather for a festive farewell dinner at the Grand Tier, located in the lobby of the Metropolitan Opera House, overlooking the grand plaza. Following dinner, attend Un Ballo I Maschera featuring tenor Piotr Beczala who sings King Gustavo in his very first collaboration with Music Director James Levine. (D)

April 24 — Individual Departures

Individual departures from the hotel.