The Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera House
Since its opening in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera (the Met) has become one of the world’s leading opera companies, engaging many of the world’s most important artists. Today, the Met’s preeminent position rests on the elements that established its reputation: high-quality performances with many of the world’s most renowned artists, a superior company of orchestral and choral musicians, a large repertory of works and the resources to make performances available to the public through a variety of media. Under the leadership of general manager Peter Gelb, who has brought some of the world’s greatest theater and film directors to the opera house to offer their unique interpretations of classic works, the Met has undergone an unprecedented revitalization.