An evening of beauty and splendor awaits.
A night at the opera with Shances.
Canapés and a short class is where our evening begins. The class will cover opera basics, the dark and scandalous story of composer Puccini and the Chinese tale that inspired the opera Turandot. Class cost is $50. Class size is limited to 24.
Entering the opera house before curtain, to peruse the gift shop, take in the building and its exhibits, or go directly to seats will happen after class when attendees will walk the open air promenade that leads to the opera house.
Opera tickets should be purchased directly through the Metropolitan House of Opera box office. See below for more information.
During the first intermission all attendees will have the option to meet for an intermission dinner at the Grand Tier restaurant. Attendance at the intermission dinner is not mandatory. You can attend the class and enjoy the opera without dinner. For more information and dinner cost please see below.
During the second intermission attendees will have an option to meet for champagne toast on the outside balcony (detail below).
Date and Time
Saturday April 30, 2022
Class & Canapés: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Opera: 8:00 PM
Class: Fireside Lounge at the West Side YMCA
5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023
(Class location subject to change)
Opera: Metropolitan Opera House New York
30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Attendees should buy the tickets they can afford. Remember to buy tickets for Turandot on Saturday April 30, 2022 8:00 pm. If you are unfamiliar with the seating at the Met (view obstructions including those upstage and in the wings) it is strongly suggested that you call 212-362-6000 and talk to a Met seating agent rather than buying your ticket on-line. Due to COVID-19 restrictions seat assignments dates are different and is best discussed with a Met telephone agent.
Ticket prices range from $37 - $460
Try to avoid all of the side box seats and standing room.
The best seating area for the price and based on the opera's use of a deep and tall set is the Dress Circle section then the Balcony section (as far front as possible).
If your are buying seats in the more economical Family Circle section try to sit in the first row.
If you are treating yourself to the extravagant Grand Tier, Parterre and Orchestra sections they are great too.
Do not wait to buy your ticket.
Opera tickets sells out quickly.
Whose singing on the 30th?
The Metropolitan Opera
If you are unfamiliar with the seating at the Met (view obstructions including those upstage and in the wings) it is strongly suggested that you call 212-362-6000 and talk to a Met seating agent rather than buying your ticket on-line.