|New York, NY: Metropolitan Opera House (old)|
Country: United States of America
State: New York
City: New York
Location: 39th Street / Broadway
Built 1880-1883 by Josiah Cleaveland Cady for a group of businessmen. Opened 22 Oct 1883 with Gounod's "Faust". 1883 addition of two office towers to each side of the building. 1892 interior damaged by fire, subsequently rebuilt while removing 52 of the original 122 boxes. 1940 removal of Grand Tier boxes. 3045 seats. Closed 1966 after the new "Metropolitan Opera House" at Lincoln Center was opened. Demolished 1967.
Notable world premieres:
Front Text: "Metropolitan Opera House, New York"|
Publisher: Ill. P. Card Co., New York
Type: Undivided Back
Sent: from Brooklyn NY to Thum (Germany), 1904
Front Text: "Metropolitan Opera House, Broadway, New York City"|
Reverse Text: "Metropolitan Opera House, New York City - The Metropolitan Opera House is located on the corner of Broadway and 39th Street. It is used exclusively for Grand Opera, all of the world most famous opera singers having played here."
Publisher: Manhattan Post Card Co., New York; C. T. Photochrom
Type: Divided Back
Front Text: "Gala Opening - Old Metropolitan Opera House - New York - painted by Chen Chi - Watercolor - Original size 37" x 73""|
Type: postcard reproduction of a painting by Chen Chi (1961)
Front Text: "Metropolitan Opera House Concert with Pianist Joseph Hofmann, New York, Nov. 28, 1937"|
Publisher: Photo/Chronicles Ltd., New York; S 2278
Type: postcard reproduction of an old photograph
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