The new season at The Metropolitan Opera starts in September 2019 and runs until May 2020.
New productions include Handel’s Agrippina and Philip Glass' Akhnaten. Among the returning favorites are La Bohème, Così Fan Tutte, Macbeth, Le Nozze di Figaro, Tosca, and La Traviata. Some operas are produced only once a decade, and for the true opera fan these rare opportunities are not to be missed. This season’s slate of infrequently-seen gems includes The Queen of Spades, Orfeo ed Euridice, Káťa Kabanová, and La Damnation de Faust. There are 25 opera productions to choose from in the 2019-2020 MET season.
The Metropolitan Opera was founded in 1883. The first opera house was located on Broadway and 39th Street. Almost from the outset it was clear that the building did not meet the high standards of opera acoustics, but is was only in 1966 that the new opera building was built.
Today, the Metropolitan Opera is one of the best opera houses in the world. In addition to the excellent acoustics, in 1995 the Metropolitan Opera added another convenient feature for its visitors: screens that provide simultaneous translation of the libretto into several languages. The screens are discrete, can be turned on or off, are placed at each individual seat.