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Published May 26th 2011
Have you ever wanted to see back stage of an Opera House? While in New York you can tour the Metropolitan Opera. The tour includes the backstage, wardrobe areas and the auditorium. Tours are given during the performance season at 3:30pm on weekdays and at 10:30am and 1:30pm on Sundays. The price is $16 for the general public, $14 for Opera Guild members and students under 29 the admission is $10.
There is a tour available of the Lincoln Center, which is given year round. Tickets for this tour are $15 adults, $8 for children under twelve years of age and $12 for students and senior adults.
Performances of the opera are open to the public and tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket booth. There is a restaurant on site at the opera which opens two hours before curtain time and reservations are required.
A night at the opera is a wonderful experience for anyone, especially for a visitor. Plan to reserve a date for dinner and opera before you trip to New York and make it an evening you will not forget. It will be the highlight of your visit.