Galas & Special Events

Please join us for gala premieres and other events throughout the 2018–19 season. To view pricing and benefits, click the links below. If you would like to place an order for one of our benefit events, please complete the corresponding RSVP form and send it to the Special Events Office via email, fax, or mail. Contact information is provided on each form. For more information, please call 212-362-6000.

2018-2019 Season

Samson et Dalila

Opening Night Gala

Monday, September 24, 2018

The 2018 – 19 season opens with the Gala Premiere of Darko Tresnjak’s new production of Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila,with Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles. Sir Mark Elder is on the podium. Join us after the performance for a gala dinner with the cast.

Production a gift of the Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa

Additional funding from The H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang, PhD. and Oscar Tang Endowment Fund and The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Endowment Fund


  • 5:00 PM Cocktail Reception
  • 6:00 PM Performance
  • Post Performance Cast Dinner

La Traviata

Gala Premiere

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Diana Damrau and Juan Diego Flórez in Michael Mayer’s new production of Verdi’s timeless tragedy. In addition to the performance, the evening features cocktails and dinner on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier.

Production a gift of Eva-Marie and Ray Berry/The Paiko Foundation

Major additional funding from Mercedes T. Bass, Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Montrone, and Rolex


  • 6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
  • 6:30 PM Dinner
  • 8:00 PM Performance
  • Intermission Champagne & Dessert

Adriana Lecouvreur

New Year's Eve Gala

Monday, December 31, 2018

Ring in 2019 at the premiere of Sir David McVicar’s new Met staging of Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role, opposite Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Dinner, dancing, and fireworks on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier follow the performance.

Co-production of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Wiener Staatsoper; San Francisco Opera; and L’Opéra National de Paris

Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund


  • 6:00 PM Performance
  • Post Performance Dinner Dance

Plácido Domingo’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Gala Dinner on the Stage

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Celebrate the incomparable Met career of the legendary Plácido Domingo at this special onstage event honoring the golden anniversary of his company debut. The gala evening features performances, spoken tributes, and dinner.

Plácido Domingo’s 50th Anniversary Celebration is sponsored with a generous gift from Eva and Marc Stern