The Metropolitan Opera, the “Met”

The Metropolitan Opera (commonly known as the Met) is an American opera company based in New York City, currently resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, situated on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The company is operated by the non-profit Metropolitan Opera Association, with Peter Gelb as the general manager.

The Met was founded in 1883 as an alternative to the previously established Academy of Music opera house and debuted the same year in a new building on 39th and Broadway (now known as the “Old Met”). It moved to the new Lincoln Center location in 1966. The Metropolitan Opera is the largest classical music organization in North America.

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