Varis Weekday Rush Tickets at The Metropolitan Opera

The Lincoln Center

“For the fifth season in a row, thanks to a generous gift from The Agnes Varis Trust, 200 orchestra seats are available for each regular Monday through Thursday performance for only $20 (excluding galas, special events, and opening nights of new productions). Fifty of these tickets are set aside for senior citizens. Instead of standing in line, senior citizens (65 and over) can reserve their tickets beginning at 10 am on the day of performance below, or by calling 212-362-6000. This offer is restricted to two per order, and proof of age is required when tickets are picked up at the box office. ” – The Metropolitan Opera

I went to get rush tickets for Madama Butterfly this past Wednesday. I arrived around 4pm and there was already a long line of people there. Some people arrived early and napped while they waited, others brought blankets and snacks and relaxed on the floor while they waited.

A few minutes before 5:30 and tickets are sold everyone was told to gather their things and were escorted upstairs to the ticket counters. I was one away from purchasing my tickets when they announced they only had one left :(. Luckily I was able to get 2 students tickets in an excellent location. If you have an opportunity to see an opera in NYC I highly recommend it. Earlier this year I went to see La Boheme and it was AMAZING, and Madama Butterfly took my breath away! I hoping to catch Hansel and Gretel and Faust next!

Upcoming Performances

  • Fille du Régiment, La Monday, December 19, 2011
    7:30 p.m.

  • Faust Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    7:30 p.m.

  • Hansel and Gretel Wednesday, December 21, 2011
    7:30 p.m.

  • Madama Butterfly Thursday, December 22, 2011
    7:30 p.m.

  • Hansel and Gretel Monday, December 26, 2011
    7:00 p.m.

  • Madama Butterfly Tuesday, December 27, 2011
    7:30 p.m.

  • Faust Wednesday, December 28, 2011
    7:30 p.m.

  • Hansel and GretelThursday, December 29, 2011
    11:00 a.m.

  • Fille du Régiment, La Thursday, December 29, 2011
    7:30 p.m.