Hi, could you please tell me where to buy tickets to Metropolitan Opera? We'll be in NY in September (flying in from Canada), and all the websites I have found are just re-sellers with ridiculous prices (not even for tickets but their service fees), and tickets are not delivered to you right away. Official website suggests I can order tickets by actual mail (=post), which sounds strange to me in 21st century, and I won't know the seats that will be chosen for me).
Thanks everybody for answering, however I do NOT live in NY, nor am I going to visi this city often, so I don't have access to Met's box office and it doesn't make sense to become a subscriber. Oh, well, maybe there will be some rush tickets at the day of performance, although I doubt it...
We booked all direct with MetOpera . Hope that works for you
Your best bet is to become a MET subscriber which is not cheap but it has perks that may interest you. Pick the day of week that you want to see a show when you are here. Pay the subscriber fee for that day and buy tix without sellers fees and a 15% discount. At least the extra money you are spending is going towards the arts rather than some sellers pockets. This will enable you to buy tickets now before the season begins. You could wait till the season opens and buy tickets at MET but there is a chance there will not be tickets for the day you want to go.
All this can be done at:
The box office at the met. Sells tickets. For current and future. Performances. The reseller market is very high and also some of the concierges at hotels in Manhattan have access to these as well. Hope it helps you
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