New York, NY: Metropolitan Opera House (new)

Country: United States of America
State: New York
City: New York
Location: Lincoln Center, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza

Part of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Built 1966 by Wallace K. Harrison as a new home to the Metropolitan Opera Company (that moved from the old "Metropolitan Opera House"). Also used for an annual summer ballet season by ABT, the American Ballet Theatre. 3800 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Samuel Barber: Antony and Cleopatra (16 Sep 1966)
  • Marvin David Levy: Mourning Becomes Electra (17 Mar 1967)
  • John Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles (19 Dec 1991)
  • Philip Glass: The Voyage (12 Oct 1992)
  • John Harbison: The Great Gatsby (20 Dec 1999)

Links: www.metopera.org, www.abt.org, Wikipedia

[New York, NY: Lincoln Center - Metropolitan Opera House] Reverse Text: "Metropolitan Opera House - The stirring scene of Architectural Beauty is here embodied in the newest addition to New York's Artistic and Educational Institutions. Located at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue"
Handwritten Reverse Text: dated 1974
Publisher: Nester's Map & Guide Corp., New York; 28809
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Germany to Gera (Germany) [stamp and postmark removed]

[New York, NY: Lincoln Center - Metropolitan Opera House] Reverse Text: "The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, designed by Wallace K. Harrison, was opened on September 16, 1966. The murals on the Grand Tier promenade are by Marc Chagall. On the left is the New York STate Theater and on the right Philharmonic Hall."
Publisher: Manhattan Post Card Pub. Co., New York City; 20495-C; NY-133
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[New York, NY: Lincoln Center - Metropolitan Opera House] Reverse Text: "The auditorium of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. The seating capacity is 3,800."
Handwritten Reverse Text: dated Jan 1972
Publisher: Alfred Mainzer Inc., Long Island City NY
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[New York, NY: Lincoln Center - Metropolitan Opera House] Reverse Text: "The stage of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center"
Publisher: Alfred Mainzer Inc., Long Island City NY; CC22222
Size: Modern
Sent: from Chicago IL to Wuppertal (Germany), 1985

[New York, NY: Lincoln Center - Metropolitan Opera House] Reverse Text: "The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center has a seating capacity of 3,788. The auditorium is faced with African rosewood and the ceiling finished with concentric petals of burnished gold. The crystal chandeliers are the gift of the Austrian government."
Publisher: Manhattan Post Card Pub. Co., New York City; 18013-C; LC-30C
Size: Modern
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[New York, NY: Lincoln Center - Metropolitan Opera House] Reverse Text: "The auditorium of the Metropolitan Opera House of Lincoln Center has a seating capactiy of 3,800, and is faced with African rosewood. THe ceiling is concentric petals of burnished gold. This is the view from the stage."
Publisher: Alfred Mainzer Inc., Long Island City NY; M7; B967
Size: Modern
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[New York, NY: Lincoln Center - Metropolitan Opera House] Reverse Text: "Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - Metropolitan Opera House - The plush red-carpeted Grand Staircase leading up to the Grand Tier in the Metropolitan Opera House is molded of concrete with a border of Italian Cremo marble. The exquisite crystal chandeliers which decorate the main entrance to the Opera House were contributed by the Republic of Austria."
Publisher: Manhattan Post Card Co., New York; 10-LC-53C; 97304-C
Size: Modern
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[New York, NY: Lincoln Center - Metropolitan Opera House] Reverse Text: "The Grand Staircase of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center."
Publisher: Manhattan Post Card Co., New York; 18015-C; 10-LC-32C
Size: Modern
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[New York, NY: Lincoln Center - Metropolitan Opera House] Reverse Text: "The lobby area of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center lighted by chrystal chandeliers."
Publisher: Alfred Mainzer Inc., Long Island City NY; M-5; CC22187
Size: Modern
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[New York, NY: Lincoln Center - Metropolitan Opera House] Reverse Text: "The Metropolitan Opera - Opening Night, 1989"
Publisher: The Metopolitan Opera; M. O. G. 143
Size: Modern
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[New York, NY: Lincoln Center - Metropolitan Opera House] Front Text: "The Metropolitan Opera - New York City"
Reverse Text: "The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center. Home to some of the most prestigious music, dance and theater groups in the country."
Publisher: City Merchandise, New York
Size: Modern
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[New York, NY: Lincoln Center - Metropolitan Opera House] Folded Greeting Card
Picture: main staircase
Publisher: PhotoNotes by Vivian Duncan, Teaneck NJ
Size: 13.0 x 17.6 cm (folded)

[New York, NY: Lincoln Center - Metropolitan Opera House] Picture: a patriotic tribute after the 11 Sep 2001 terrorists' attacks; view from the Metropolitan Opera lobby towards Josie Robertson Plaza
Reverse Text: "The Met Remembers - Sept. 11, 2001"
Publisher: The Metopolitan Opera; 0 45005 67075 9
Size: Modern
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[New York, NY: Lincoln Center - Metropolitan Opera House] Reverse Text: "Tosca on the Plaza - On May 11, 2002, Tosca was telecast live to an overflow crowd that watched on the Lincoln Center Plaza. Salvatore Licitra triumphed in his Met debut as Cavaradossi."
Publisher: The Metopolitan Opera; 0 45005 14116 7
Size: Modern
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For more pictures of this theatre, see Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and David H. Koch Theater.

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