Friday, December 05, 2008


The Met's press release today:
Beginning December 8, every Monday through the end of the Met season in May, opera-goers can sign up for the "$25 Weekend Tickets" drawing at the Met's web site. The drawing from all the entrants will be held on Tuesday morning and winners' names posted on the web site by 12 noon. Winners may then call Met Ticket Service at 212-362-6000, or go to the Met Box Office, to buy their $25 tickets, which must be paid for by Wednesday evening at 5:00 p.m. The tickets will be for Friday and Saturday night performances only, and will vary in number each week depending on the availability of tickets for that weekend’s performances. Thirty-one performances will be offered on the "$25 Weekend Tickets" program.
The program was suggested, unsurprisingly, by Agnes Varis (of the Rush Ticket subsidy) and underwritten by the Met's board. Seats will be in Grand Tier (!) and Orchestra. Two per person.

1 comment:

  1. Really excellent news. As a grad student with a full time job, it's almost impossible for me to attend opera on weeknights, and even the cheapest weekend seats are too expensive for me to go on a regular basis. But to be able to go on the weekends and see performances from a good seat, at a low price, is a wonderful treat. I look forward to entering my name on Monday, and hopefully seeing "Don Giovanni" on Saturday night.


Absolutely no axe-grinding, please.