$25 - 'Aida' - Giuseppe Verdi
LOWEST PRICE: $25
Rush Tickets are offered daily online on the Met website. The tickets, in prime seating locations, are available on a first-come, first-served basis for all performances, excepting the New Year's Eve gala. Rush Tickets are no longer available at the Box Office or over the phone.Customers are only allowed to purchase up to two tickets to one performance every seven days. Some exclusions apply.Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday through Friday at noon, for matinees four (4) hours before curtain, and for Saturday evenings at 2 pm.
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WHAT ELSE IS OUT THERE:
$37.50 The Met Opera Students Program - available to full-time undergraduate/graduate students. Once enrolled in the program, you’ll be able to purchase tickets online, as well as by phone and at the Box Office. To purchase tickets by phone by calling 212-362-6000, you must first register with the program. Performance offerings change frequently and purchases are subject to ticket availability. Limit of 4 tickets per performance. Valid student ID. For this ticket $35, with added fees: $2.50.
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$47 Regular Priced Tickets - This is a balcony seat. For this ticket $37, with added fees: $10.
$91 Goldstar - A free membership program that gives access to deals on shows, which sometimes includes free tickets. Only lists one show time at a time. For this ticket $80, with added fees: $11.
$91 Groupon - A free website that gives you opportunities to buy discounted goods, including theater.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT:
“Welcome to ancient Egypt, the most grandiose setting of any of Giuseppe Verdi’s operas, but also the backdrop of an intensely intimate drama. A paradox? On the contrary, it offers a highly fertile duality. Aïda is in fact a series of personal tragedies, developing in an impressive decorum, consisting in rituals and pompous processions. The triumphal scenes feature trumpets and drums, while intimate conflicts and love scenes are marked by the soft glow of woodwinds and strings, with, in the background the otherworldly voice of Isis. Under the skies of ancient Egypt, Verdi reaches a new level of maturity and depth in his relentless quest for human truths, giving the tumultuous relations of Aïda, Radames and Amonasro touches of true sincerity. In this marvellous setting the melodic balm of Verdi's music is as fascinating as ever. “ - opera-online.com
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ABOUT THE COMPOSER
In a remarkable career spanning six decades in the theater, Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) composed 28 operas, at least half of which are at the core of today’s repertoire. His role in Italy’s cultural and political development has made him an icon in his native country. The story of Aida is thought to be the creation of Auguste Mariette (1821–1881), an extraordinary French archaeologist who was the founder of the Egyptian Museum of Cairo. Camille du Locle (1832–1903), who collaborated on the scenario with Mariette and suggested the story to Verdi, had worked with the composer on the libretto of Don Carlos. Aida’s librettist, Antonio Ghislanzoni (1824–1893), was a novelist and poet as well as the creator of some 85 libretti.
WHEN IT IS:
Starts: September 26 2018
Ends: March 7th 2019
Days left that it plays
Oct 15. 18
Jan 7, 11, 14, 18
March 4, 7
HOW LONG IS IT
Approximately 3 hours and 36 mins
WHERE IT IS:
More information https://www.metopera.org/season/2018-19-season/aida/