Met Opera Boxed Notecards

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Met Opera Boxed Notecards

Founded in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera moved to its present location in 1966. The opera house is the centerpiece of the Lincoln Center performing arts complex.

Our exclusive collection of 20 notecards depicts images of four architectural details unique to the Met: the magnificent Met Opera House lobby, the interior of the auditorium, the illuminated Met façade at evening and the Lincoln Center plaza fountain.

  • 20 blank notecards & envelopes (4 images/5 cards of each)

History

About The Metropolitan Opera

Founded in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera moved to its Lincoln Center home in 1966.  

The opera house was designed by Wallace K. Harrison. Five distinctive arches clad in white travertine form the entrance. The lobby is dominated by a cantilevered stairway, two murals by Marc Chagall, and 11 crystal chandeliers resembling constellations or starbursts.

The two paintings by Marc Chagall decorate the front lobby. On the south wall is “The Triumph of Music,” on the north wall is “The Sources of Music.” There are also statues by Aristide Maillol and Wilhelm Lehmbruck. The crystal chandeliers in both the lobby and auditorium were designed by Hans Harald Rath of J. & L. Lobmeyr of Vienna. Numerous portraits of great Met artists of the past are on display in Founders Hall, on the lower level of the lobby, and costume and memorabilia displays can be found in several locations in the lobby.

 

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