May 2017 – The Opera world’s superstars celebrate the Metropolitan Opera House’s Golden 50th Anniversary at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The Met stages more than 200 performances every year and its attendance exceeds 800,000 in a single season. 

The Metropolitan Opera House is an essential part of New York City’s cultural landscape, presenting modern masterpieces alongside the classics

The Met Opera moved into its Lincoln Center home here in 1966. The opening night performance was on September 16th: The Opera- Antony and Cleopatra. 

First Lady “Lady Bird” Johnson, John D. Rockefeller, Mayor John Lindsay as well as Philippines president Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda were among the VIPs attending the Opera House on its opening night.

The highlights of the five hour celebration also included a performance by opera legend Placido Domingo. The Metropolitan Opera in New York City has been a vibrant home for Opera’s most creative singers, conductors, musicians, and choreographers from around the world. With new artists emerging every season at the Met, we can only imagine what the next 50 years will look and sound like…