The Metropolitan Opera's "Hansel and Gretel," "La Traviata," or "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" on January 1–27 (Up to 43% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Engelbert Humperdinck’s candy-crazed witch, Offenbach’s tortured poet, and Verdi’s consumptive courtesan command the Met’s celebrated stage

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Promotional value expires Jan 27, 2015. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem day of show for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Metropolitan Opera House. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Metropolitan Opera's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. For ADA seating, call 212-362-6000 promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • One ticket to see your choice of three Metropolitan Opera productions:
    Hansel and Gretel (sung in English), January 1–8
    La Traviata, January 7–17
    Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), January 12–27
  • All performances include Met titles in English, German, and Spanish
  • Where: Metropolitan Opera House
  • Door time: 45 minutes before showtime
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

Box office hours: Monday – Saturday Performances: 10am until curtain Sunday Performances: Noon to curtain

Ticketing Options

Ticket prices and values vary depending on the date and showtime you select. Seating availability also varies depending on the date.

  • $40 for Balcony Balance seating (up to $64 value)
  • $65–$75 for Balcony Prime seating (up to $105 value)
  • $80–$95 for Dress Circle Balance seating (up to $125 value)
  • $95–$110 for Orchestra Balance seating (up to $150 value)
  • Click here to view the seating chart

Hansel and Gretel also offers the following package options (which include one brownie dessert and warm beverage with your ticket):

  • $50 for Balcony Premium package (up to $88 value)
  • $65 for a Dress Circle Prime package (up to $103 value)
  • $95 for an Orchestra Prime package (up to $143 value)

Hansel and Gretel (Sung in English)

Excerpt from the Met's 2011 production


Engelbert Humperdinck’s retelling of the classic fairy tale pits the two young siblings against a wicked witch in a world full of surrealistic imagery. Suit-clad trees, giant chefs, and some incredibly appetizing architecture all fill the stage. Christine Rice and Aleksandra Kurzak star as Hansel and Gretel while Sir Andrew Davis conducts this family-friendly holiday offering. This production is sung in English.

La Traviata

Excerpt from the Met's 2010 production


When Violetta, a high-society courtesan in 19th-century Paris, falls in love with Alfredo Germont, a young nobleman, their romance ignites a powder keg of scandal, deceit, and disgrace—and begins to threaten Violetta’s own failing health. Meanwhile, Verdi’s sumptuous score is so powerful that it’s easy to understand why it caused Julia Roberts to burst into tears during Pretty Woman. Sopranos Marina Rebeka and Sonya Yoncheva share the role of the ill-fated heroine.

Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)

Excerpt from the Met's 2009 production


Hoffmann, the titular hero-poet of Jacques Offenbach’s magnum opus, regales his audience with tales of romancing three women and of the three villains who thwarted his every attempt at love. After each tale, the stage transforms back into the tavern where Hoffmann drowns his sorrows, a fourth villain plots his downfall, and a fantastical muse longs to reveal herself to him. Thomas Hampson sings the villains, and an impressive pack of actresses share the roles of Hoffmann’s paramours.

The Metropolitan Opera

Founded smack-dab in the middle of Chester A. Arthur's presidency, The Metropolitan Opera has been a vibrant cultural center for more than 130 years. The Met's accomplished conductors, performers, and composers form a who's who of opera—Arturo Toscanini and Gustav Mahler are among them—and they've premiered some of history's most remarkable works, including those by Wagner and Puccini. The current music director, James Levine, has steered the ship since 1976, witnessing not only the birth of groundbreaking works by Philip Glass and Tobias Picker, but also the creation of new opera fans across the country. In 1977, a televised performance of La Bohème reached more than four million people, leading to regular broadcasts and HD screenings in movie theaters.

Since 1966, the Met's performers have sent their voices soaring in one of the world's most stunning opera houses, designed by architect Wallace K. Harrison. Past the lobby's two towering Marc Chagall paintings, twinkling Viennese chandeliers light the way to nearly 4,000 seats. There, the auditorium's timeless design blends seamlessly with technology: on each seat back, a small screen displays simultaneous translation through the company's unique Met Titles system, granting audiences the chance to follow the libretto in English, Spanish, or German.

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