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$25 tickets to the Metropolitan Opera
October 18, 2010, 10:48 am
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I said METROPOLITAN OPERA and $25 tickets. While I have thoroughly enjoyed my $20 tickets to the NYC Opera, I’m giddy about these $25 tickets to the Met.

This Saturday, you can watch either Boris Godunov at noon or La Boheme at 8:30 pm if you win the lottery.

The process is as follows:

Weekend Rush Ticket Drawing Process

  • Monday: From 10:00 am – 11:59 pm ET, select from the available performance(s) listed for the following weekend.
  • Tuesday: Drawing is held. Winners’ names, as well as those on the wait list, will be posted here at noon.  At that time, winners may begin purchasing the tickets online, by calling 212-362-6000, or by visiting the Met Opera Box Office.  Winners will also be contacted via email.
  • Wednesday: Tickets must be purchased by 5:00 pm ET or the tickets will be forfeited and released to those on the wait list.  Wait list tickets may be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 212-362-6000, online, or by visiting the Met Opera Box Office.
  • Thursday:  Wait list tickets must be purchased by 5:00 pm ET or the tickets will be forfeited and released for sale at the regular price.

If you select more than one performance, you are eligible to win all from a single entry form. Do not enter more than once per week. Winners are eligible to purchase up to two tickets per performance.  Specific seat locations are random and non-negotiable.

Click here to enter the lottery, and good luck!

Note: These discounted tickets were made available by a generous gift from Met Board member Agnes Varis and her husband Karl Leichtman, and they’re also making weekday tickets available. 150 orchestra seats are available to the general public for each regular Monday through Thursday performance for only $20 (excluding galas, special events, and opening nights of new productions). You can purchase Varis Rush Tickets at the Met box office beginning two hours before curtain, subject to availability. I’ll be queued up outside the box office on November 6th so I can see the only Varis Rush ticket performance of Carmen, my all-time favorite opera.


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I was looking for this the other day. i dont usually post in forums but i wanted to say thank you!

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