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El Nino
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El Nino

Metropolitan Opera House
23 Apr 2024 - 17 May 2024
2 hrs 30 mins
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Why Watch El Nino?

  • Get ready for an astounding retelling of the Nativity as renowned American composer John Adams' El Nino opera returns to the Metropolitan after a decade.
  • Conducted by the accomplished Marin Alsop, be prepared for an incredible musical experience that combines sacred and secular texts.
  • Watch the brilliant performances of soprano Julia Bullock, bass-baritone Davóne Tines, and mezzo-sopranos J’Nai Bridges and Daniela Mack.
  • Experience a tale of the wonders of motherhood, with the director of the Tony-nominated 'The Skin of Our Teeth', Lileana Blain-Cruz, making her Met debut.

About Show

Show Details


Witness a unique re-telling of the Nativity with El Nino opera, a highly acclaimed work by American composer John Adams, at the Metropolitan. Premiering after a decade, this opera-oratorio engages audiences with a compelling storyline and stellar performances. The performance features notable artists Julia Bullock, Davonte Tines, J'nai Bridges, and Daniela Mack, all making their eagerly awaited Met debuts. With Marin Alsop, a notable conductor who has led more than 200 music premieres leading the performance, this opera is sure to leave audiences spellbound.

The Story

El Nino delves into the story of the Nativity, told distinctly through the eyes of Mary. The opera skillfully intertwines biblical passages with verses from Latin American poets, exploring the profound concept of a 'miracle'. The resounding tale captures the story of Christ, with a focus on the trials and tribulations of motherhood.

Show Timings

  • Show timings for El Nino may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Julia Bullock, Davóne Tines, J’Nai Bridges, and Daniela Mack
  • Direction: Lileana Blain-Cruz
  • Composer: John Adams
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Tickets Redemption

  • You'll get an instant email confirmation right after you book your tickets.
  • Enjoy a hassle-free entrance to the venue by showing your mobile ticket and a valid photo ID - no printout necessary!

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Metropolitan Opera House

Located at the Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera House opened in 1883 and is a notable theatre in New York. Considered to be the largest repertory opera house in the world, this renowned venue often hosts productions like operas and ballets. One of the most technologically advanced theatres in the world, the venue has hosted notable productions including Romeo and Juliet, Turandot, and La Bohème.

Seating Capacity: 3,800

The Metropolitan Opera House seating plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 30 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023

Subway: The nearest subway stations are 59 St-Columbus Circle, 57 St-7 Av, and 72 St on the 2, A, and D lines.

Bus: Lines servicing the area include M104, M5, M57, M66, and M7.

Available Facilities: Restrooms, Restaurant and Water Fountain

Accessibility: Wheelchair Access, Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System, Service Dogs Allowed, Visual Impairment Assistance

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About El Nino Tickets

How much do tickets to El Nino cost?

The cost of El Nino opera tickets at Metropolitan starts from $47 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for the El Nino opera?

The El Nino opera opens on 23rd April 2024 at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Where is El Nino playing in New York?

The opera is playing at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

How long does El Nino run for?

The running time of the show is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

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