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El Nino
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El Nino

Metropolitan Opera House
23 Apr 2024 - 17 May 2024
2 hrs 30 min

Why Watch El Nino?

  • Get ready for a unique retelling of Jesus Christ's birth as Pulitzer-award winner John Adams' El Nino opera returns to the Metropolitan after a decade.
  • Conducted by Marin Alsop, the 1st woman to win the Koussevitzky Prize, the soulful musical combines sacred texts like the Bible with secular ones.
  • Watch the brilliant performance of soprano Julia Bullock, known for her creation of the role Dame Shirley in the world premiere of a Dutch National Opera.
  • Experience the magical tale of Christ's birth, with the director of the Tony-nominated 'The Skin of Our Teeth', Lileana Blain-Cruz, making her Met debut.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


Witness a unique re-telling of the Nativity with El Nino opera, a highly acclaimed work that has been called a 'scenic feast' and 'opera as an art form' by critics. The performance features the notable mezzo-soprano, J'nai Bridges who already has 2 Grammy awards in her kitty. 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. Starting with Mary's profound thoughts before the birth of Christ, 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, from birth to the poignant aftermath, 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.

  • This show is recommended for ages 13+.
  • Please keep in mind that Broadway theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

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 $103 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.

What is El Nino about?

El Nino is based on the birth of Jesus Christ, presented in a unique manner through a combination of sacred and modern texts.

How long does El Nino run for?

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

Who are the main stars of El Nino?

The main stars of the show are Julia Bullock, Davóne Tines, J’Nai Bridges, and Daniela Mack.

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