Met 2020/21 Season

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Met 2020/21 Season

Post by lennygoran » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:01 pm

Just got this email:
Dear Mr. Goran,

We regret to inform you that the Metropolitan Opera has made the difficult decision to cancel the first few months of the 2020–21 season, based on current information regarding the ongoing health crisis. The new season is now scheduled to begin on December 31, 2020, with a special gala performance, the details of which will be shared at a later date.

Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Don Giovanni will be performed in revivals of the existing productions, rather than the previously announced new stagings by Simon McBurney and Ivo van Hove. These productions, as well as the previously scheduled new productions of Verdi’s Aida and Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel, will be rescheduled for premieres in later seasons.

In anticipation of changing audience expectations, the Met has moved up its evening curtain times to 7PM whenever possible and shortened the running time of Handel’s Giulio Cesare from four and-a-half hours with two intermissions to three-and-a-half hours with one intermission.

The season will now include additional performances of Puccini’s La Bohème, Bizet’s Carmen, and Verdi’s La Traviata during the month of February, when the house was previously scheduled to be dark. For scheduling reasons, the revival of Berg’s Lulu has been canceled and will be replaced by additional performances of Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

Starting Thursday, June 18, at 10AM, Subscribers and Members will have exclusive access to priority tickets to the newly added performances before single tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 22.

The value of tickets to any canceled performances will automatically be credited to your Met Opera account within the next ten business days and will remain on account through the end of the 2021–22 season. The credit can be refunded or donated at any time, including after the dates of canceled performances.

At your convenience, you may take the following actions by logging into your online Met Opera account or calling Met Customer Care at 212.362.6000, Monday through Friday, 10AM to 6PM.

Use your credit to purchase tickets to the revised 2020–21 season.
Help the Met by generously donating the value of our credit to help the company through this financially perilous time. We would be tremendously grateful for your support.* And from now until July 31, ticket donations will be matched dollar for dollar by Met Managing Director Elizabeth Eveillard.
Request a full refund to your original method of payment.

For a complete list of canceled performances and more information about ticketing options, please visit

Please be aware we are currently experiencing a very high volume of inquiries and long wait times in our call center. Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding during this uncertain time.


Gillian Brierley
Assistant General Manager, Marketing & Communications

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