The Metropolitan Opera 2019 – 20

Posted by Steve at on 24th Aug 2019

The Metropolitan Opera – New York City

2019 – 2020

Upcoming Events Videos and Tickets

The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

by George Gershwin, Dubose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin

Opens Sept 23, 2019 – Feb 01, 2020 – Check Tickets Now

One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, and Ryan Speedo Green.

Philip Glass’s Akhnaten

Opens Nov 8, 2019 – Dec 7 2019 – Check Tickets Now

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts in her Met debut.

Berg’s Wozzeck

Opens Dec 27, 2019 – Jan 22 2020 – Check Tickets Now


After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain.

Handel’s Agippina

Opens Feb 6, 2019 – Mar 7, 2020 – Check Tickets Now

Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius.

Wagner’s Der Fliegende Hollander


Opens Mar 2, 2020 – Mar 27, 2020 – Check Tickets Now


The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. The gifted German soprano Anja Kampe, in her Met debut, is the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks, with bass Franz-Josef Selig as her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov as her deserted former lover, Erik.

The Metropolitan Opera

Getting There

Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, between West 62nd and 65th Streets and Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.

Public Transport

Via Subway
Take the No. 1 train to 66th Street (Lincoln Center) Station.

Via Bus
Take the M5, M7, M10, M11, M20, M66, M104 or BxM2 lines.


The Lincoln Center “park and lock” parking garage is located underneath Lincoln Center. It is open to the public 24 hours a day.

The entrances are:

  • West 65th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues
  • West 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues
  • Amsterdam Avenue and West 63rd Street
  • Amsterdam Avenue and West 64th Street for reserved spots and for reserved ADA accessible spots


The accessible entrance and exit is on the Concourse level (Founders Hall) which provides elevator access to all seating areas. There is an accessible telephone and ladies’ rest room in Founders Hall. There are also accessible gentlemen’s and ladies’ rest rooms on the Parterre, Grand Tier, and Dress Circle levels. For information on parking in the yellow accessible section reserved through Lincoln Center parking, please call 212-721-6500. The entrance for this section is on Amsterdam Avenue and 63rd Street or Amsterdam Avenue and 64th Street.

You may purchase tickets for wheelchair accessible, removable armrest and companion seat locations at the box office, by phone (212-362-6000), online or by mail. View the seat map for the date and time of the performance you would like to attend for available locations. If you have questions or need additional assistance, please call 212-362-6000.

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The Metropolitan Opera 2019 – 20