Opera Outings

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Opera Outings

Nancy Froysland Hoerl, Coordinator

Download the 2019–20 Opera Outings Brochure (PDF)

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 9:30 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 2019-20 season includes the following Metropolitan Opera productions:

  • October 5: Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess
  • January 5: Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier
  • February 29: Handel’s Agrippina
  • April 4: Massenet’s Werther
  • May 2: Janáček’s Kát’a Kabanová

A limited number of orchestra balance and balcony tickets are available. Ticket options and fees are detailed in our Opera Outings Brochure (pdf). 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 excursion.

** Added opera lectures the week before 2 high-definition Met Opera broadcasts will enhance your opera experience through insights into the operas and composers, with background information about the opera’s cast and creators. 

Options and fees are detailed in our Opera Outings Brochure (pdf). The cost includes the lecture, a handout about the opera, and refreshments. All sales are final.

  • September 28: Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess
  • October 19: Massenet’s Manon
  • January 3: Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier
  • February 1: Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust
  • February 22: Handel’s Agrippina
  • March 7: Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer
  • March 23: Janáček’s Kát’a Kabanová