What to See

With two dozen operas each season, the Met offers a wide variety of musical and production styles. To help you navigate the season, we’ve created an online Opera Finder—answer a few simple questions and let us suggest a first opera for you. Or just browse through our site and see what jumps out at you.

Prep for Your Visit

You don’t need to do your homework to have an unforgettable time at the opera. But watching video clips or looking through a photo gallery can be a great way to get excited for an upcoming performance. Scroll through the individual production pages here on our site for helpful background information and video clips.  Or check out our YouTube channel to further whet your operatic appetite.

What to Wear

There is no dress code at the Met, but a night at the opera can be a great excuse to get dressed up. If you need inspiration, visit our Last Night at The Met Instagram account to see what our audience looks like.

MetTitles Translations

Every spot in the opera house is outfitted with a small seat-back screen featuring subtitles in multiple languages, making it simple to follow along with the onstage action, regardless of whether the performers are singing in Italian, French, German, Russian, or Czech.

Between Acts

Most operas have at least one intermission—use that time to grab a glass of champagne and explore the opera house. Visit the Grand Tier level to see Marc Chagall’s famous murals hanging on either side of the house, then take in the view of Lincoln Center Plaza from the balcony. The Met Opera Shop, located in the north lobby, has recordings and gifts to help you commemorate your visit. And we even have an art gallery in the south lobby featuring Met-inspired work by top contemporary artists.

Come Back for More!

If you liked what you saw, check back here for follow-up suggestions and further operatic inspiration. You’ll be a hardcore opera fan and repeat Met visitor before you know it.