Smithsonian Journeys Dispatches

Traveler Words: The Metropolitan Opera

We are grateful that our Smithsonian travelers are so often eager to share their thoughts about their tour experiences with us.

This week, see what others had to say about some of our Metropolitan Opera tours.

"I had wanted to attend a performance of all four Ring operas for, oh, the last 40 years or so. Smithsonian tours finally made this possible for me, with excellent seats at the Met, and accommodations and meals, and a terrific study leader whose presentations made the operas so much more enjoyable. I cannot thank you enough!"

-Janet Goldstein, Wagner's Ring Cycle at the Met

"Hotel Room - $250.00; Pre-performance dinner - $75.00; Orchestra seat - $175.00; Awaiting the first notes of the overture to your favorite opera at Lincoln Center with new-found opera friends – priceless."

-Laurie Tomita, Opera 101: Four Outstanding Evenings