News Archive

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

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May 16, 2023

In June, the MET Opera Orchestra will embark upon its first European tour since 2002. Read more here.

Jan 1, 2023

The MET Opera said that it would withdraw up to $30 million from its endowment, give fewer performances next season, and accelerate its embrace of contemporary works (which, in a shift, have been outselling the classics). Read more here.


Dec 18, 2022

A cyberattack on the Met Opera, the largest performing arts organization in the United States, knocked out a ticketing system that typically handles about $200,000 in sales each day at this time of year. Read more here.

Apr 26, 2022

The Metropolitan Opera is organizing a US tour by the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra this summer, using music to oppose the Russian invasion. Read more here.

Apr 21, 2022

The Met Orchestra makes a major donation to the National Opera of Ukraine Orchestra. Read more here.

Mar 16, 2022

Click here to read about the MET Opera’s concert to benefit relief efforts for Ukraine.

Mar 9, 2022

On March 14th the Metropolitan Opera is staging a concert in support of Ukraine to show solidarity with Ukrainians under attack, which will be broadcast on radio stations around the world. Read more here.

Feb 23, 2022

The Metropolitan Opera has announced their 2022-23 season, a mix of modern works, familiar favorites, and rarities from the past. Read more here.

Feb 4, 2022

The Metropolitan Opera commemorates Black history month with free nightly streamed programming. Read more here.


Sep 1, 2021

The Met Opera plans to perform Verdi’s Requiem to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, an event that will also be broadcast live on PBS. Read more here.

Aug 24, 2021

From the MET Orchestra Musicians: An agreement has been reached and we commence rehearsals August 30. We are filled with gratitude for all of you who have supported our musicians over the last 17 months. Read more here.

Jul 28, 2021

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is selling an NFT commemorating the historic performances of Mahler’s First Symphony by members of the DSO and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra last spring. Read more here.

Jul 15, 2021

The fate of the MET Opera’s fall season lies in its orchestra pit. Read more here.

May 29, 2021

MET Orchestra Spotlight Series finale announced. Read more here.

May 12, 2021

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra announces May 13th rally We are the Met to support a fair contract for all MET artists. Read more here.

Apr 22, 2021

MET Orchestra Musicians to honor departed colleagues with Songs without Words concert. Read more here.

Apr 12, 2021

The MET Opera Orchestra musicians have been invited to join the Dallas Symphony for two benefit concerts in April. Read more here.

Mar 20, 2021

MET Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin: Protecting the long-term future of the Met is inextricably linked with retaining these musicians .. this must be a priority for the leadership of this institution. Read more here.

Mar 15, 2021

The Met Opera Orchestra’s musicians, unpaid since April 2020, are struggling. Read more here.

Feb 27, 2021

The world is watching. The Vienna Philharmonic releases a statement regarding the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Read more here.

Feb 18, 2021

On Sunday FEB 21st at 3pm Eastern be sure to join the MET Orchestra Musicians for their next MET Orchestra Spotlight Series concert! Click here to learn about tickets and supporting the MET Orchestra Musicians in need.

Feb 9, 2021

Its musicians are out of work, but the Met is streaming. Read more here.

Jan 17, 2021

Click here to read ICSOM's full statement of support for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra musicians.

Jan 14, 2021

ICSOM’s Governing Board issues statement regarding the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Read more here.

Jan 11, 2021

Click here to read the statement by Riccardo Muti regarding the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.


Dec 31, 2020

MET Orchestra musicians fire back at the Metropolitan Opera's decision to hire non-MET musicians for virtual gala. Read more here.

Nov 23, 2020

The musicians of the MET Orchestra receive a generous donation to support its members. Read more here.

Nov 17, 2020

Premiering November 22, the MET Orchestra Musicians launch their Spotlight Series, performed live from The High Line in New York City. Read more here.

Nov 12, 2020

MET Orchestra Musicians met with financial hardship. Read more here.

Nov 5, 2020

Met Opera Orchestra musicians played for NYC voters while they stood on line at the polls. Read more here.

Oct 22, 2020

Met Opera Orchestra musicians haven’t been paid since April. Now, a third have left New York City. Read more here.

Oct 18, 2020

The MET Orchestra Musicians have conducted an aerosol study with Princeton University & University of Montpellier, sponsored by IBM. Read more here.

Oct 12, 2020

Seven months ago the MET Opera went dark due to the global pandemic. Last month the musicians learned that the MET cancelled the entire 2020-21 season. They have established the MET Orchestra Musicians Fund. Click here to learn more about supporting the MET Orchestra musicians.

Sep 24, 2020

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra musicians speak out on the MET’s 2020-21 season cancellation. Read more here.

Jul 2, 2020

Click here for the interview with the chair of the MET Orchestra musicians’ committee on their new fundraising campaign.

Jun 26, 2020

Musicians of the MET Orchestra launch a fundraising campaign #WeWillMetAgain Read more here.

Jun 23, 2020

The MET orchestra offered prestige and job security to its musicians. But the pandemic has upended their lives. Read more here.

Jun 10, 2020

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra musicians release statement regarding equality, diversity and inclusion. Read more here.

Jun 2, 2020

The Metropolitan Opera cancels all fall performances. Read more here.

Apr 26, 2020

How the Met Opera is throwing a gala concert with smartphones. Read more here.

Mar 20, 2020

The Metropolitan Opera cancels season over virus and faces $60 million loss. Read more here.

Feb 24, 2020

Met Opera Orchestra plans its first tour in nearly 20 years. Read more here.


Dec 6, 2019

General Manager Peter Gelb’s contract is extended at the Metropolitan Opera. Read more here.

Oct 28, 2019

The Met’s Herculean task: 4 Operas in 48 Hours. Read more here.

Sep 23, 2019

In its 136-year history, the Metropolitan Opera has never staged an opera by a black composer. But that will finally change. Read more here.