Welcome to the Met!
Almost every country has a theatre which is well known worldwide. In Italy, it is the famous La Scala, the opera house in Milan. In Russia, it is the Bolshoi theatre. In the USA - the Metropolitan Opera or simply the Met as theatre-goers call it.
The theatre is well-known for the amazing singers, conductors, choreographs and dancers who come there from all over the world.
The Metropolitan Opera was founded in 1883, and its first building used to be on Broadway and 39th Street. After more than 80 years, the new Metropolitan Opera House was opened at the Lincoln Center in September 1966.