Opera Outings

Nancy Froysland-Hoerl, Coordinator

This popular program features trips to Saturday matinee performances at the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, New York. Opera excursions include round-trip coach transportation, background information on each opera, and information about restaurants in the Lincoln Center area.

The bus leaves Princeton at approximately 9:00 a.m. to arrive in New York in time for a leisurely lunch and shopping or browsing and returns immediately following the final curtain.

The 2013-2014 season includes the following Metropolitan Opera productions:

  • October 12: The Nose
  • November 9: Tosca
  • December 14: Falstaff
  • January 18: Die Fledermaus
  • February 1: Madama Butterfly
  • March 22: Wozzeck
  • April 26: Così fan tutte
  • May 3: I Puritani


A limited number of orchestra balance, dress circle, balcony, and family circle tickets are available. Subscription and single-ticket options and fees are detailed in a separate brochure available from the Conservatory office. All sales are final.

These lectures are a wonderful way to enhance your Opera Outings experience. Lecturer Tim Urban will examine each opera’s historical background and compositional style through recordings and group discussion. Lectures generally take place Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. one week before each opera outing. Options and fees are detailed in a separate brochure available from the Conservatory office. The cost includes the lecture, a libretto of the opera, and refreshments. All sales are final.

  • October 5: The Nose
  • November 2: Tosca
  • December 7: Falstaff
  • January 11: Die Fledermaus
  • January 25: Madama Butterfly
  • March 15: Wozzeck
  • April 19: Così fan tutte
  • May 2: I Puritani

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