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Metropolitan Opera House


Broadway at 39th St., New York, NY

Built in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera stole the audience of the once-popular Academy of Music. In 1892, the Met burned down and was rebuilt (J.B. McElfatrick & Son, architects). It achieved great success as New York's first permanent opera company, benefitting from the theatre district that developed around it in the 1890s. It was torn down in 1966, when a new house was built for the company in Lincoln Center.

Built: 1883    Demolished: 1966   

Theatre Names Named
Metropolitan Opera House 1890     
New Opera House 1883     
ProductionsProduction Dates
Judy Garland
Special, Original, Concert
May 11, 1959 - May 17, 1959
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Play, Revival, Comedy
Sep 21, 1954 - Oct 17, 1954
The Lady from the Sea
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Nov 29, 1923 - Dec 1923
The Ladies Paradise
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Music by Ivan Caryll; Book by George Dance; Lyrics by George Dance
Sep 16, 1901 - Sep 28, 1901
L'Aiglon
Play, Revival
Written by Edmond Rostand
Apr 08, 1901 - Apr 1901