Met Opera Now Offering $25 Rush Tickets Through Online Lottery

News   Met Opera Now Offering $25 Rush Tickets Through Online Lottery
 
In an effort to develop the opera audience by broadening access to the company's productions, the rush system for the Metropolitan Opera, which provides $25 tickets to performances, will be offered online.

Prospective ticket buyers can log on to the Met website the evening before a performance they would like to see to enter. Winners will receive an email by noon the day of the performance and will be able to purchase up to two $25 tickets up until two hours before curtain time. Weekend winners will be notified on Fridays. The same individual can only win tickets once per week. Rush tickets will be available for every performance in the Met season, with the exception of the opening night and New Year's Eve galas.

The Met recently reached a new labor agreement with the Metropolitan Opera and IATSE Local One, the union representing the company's stagehands. The new agreements are the culmination of a six-month series of conversations between the Met and unions representing its employees. More than 1,600 Met full-time and seasonal employees are members of a total of 16 unions.

Visit metopera.org for more information.

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