Venue Details

86 Star Starred
Metropolitan Opera House
30 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023
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Fiorello's is always a great place to get a satisfying meal before any Lincoln Center event. Right across the street, so you can relax. Food is good, selection broad, and service superior.
dining Jan 27 2014 star this tip starred
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I wore Dress to your own taste and comfort. All can be seen from the most elegant to very casual. Regardless of weather, it is good to have layers as simple as a scarf or shawl that you can use to make yourself comfortable in any theater, but I have always found Lincoln Center venues to be well adjusted..
dress Jan 27 2014 star this tip starred
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Public transportation is very convenient. I prefer to walk up from Penn Station, and even later at night, if you can endure all else that Times Square entails, the activity ensures it not being desolate for a walk back. That said, due to the length of performance, the LIRR schedule was not accommodating on my return, even having expedited by subway.
travel Jan 27 2014 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

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4.7 average rating
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42 events
12 reviews
18 stars
attended Jan 24 2014

While I do love theater,i found out that operas are on a different level.It was quite long and you have to be very patient when reading the language which could be GERMAN,FRENCH OR POSSIBLY ITALIAN. Most people enjoyed the champagne.

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8 events
7 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 24 2014

The production was terrific despite the cell phone in the row behind us. Not sure the acoustics are the best in rear orchestra -- have sat further up before and will try higher next time.

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More Information



Approximate running time is 3 hours, 15 minutes with two intermissions.

Sung in Italian with Met titles in English, German, Italian and Spanish.

Rising tenor Bryan Hymel sings Pinkerton. Philippe Auguin conducts__.

Madama Butterfly__ is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, and the Lithuanian National Opera.

Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera