Metropolitan Opera Draw & Student Tickets

An opportunity for all currently-enrolled Princeton University students to experience performances at the world-renowned Metropolitan Opera in New York City. 

Free Metropolitan Opera Tickets

are available to all currently enrolled Princeton University students for certain performances.  A schedule of the Opera Draw is listed below. Click on the name of the opera for further information about the production.  

To enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets: drop your name, netID, and email address into the Opera Draw box in the Music Department's Administrative Office (310 Woolworth Center) by 12:00 noon on the drawing date. Entry limited to one per netID. Winners are selected in a blind drawing. If you are selected, you will be notified by email with instructions for claiming your tickets. Please return any tickets you do not plan to use. If you do not use a claimed ticket, you will be ineligible for future Opera Draws. 

Draw Date
Ticket Pick Up Deadline 
Les Contes d'Hoffman - Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8PM Thurs. October 5, 2017 Wed. October 11, 2017
Norma - Friday, October 20, 2017 at 8PM Thurs. October 12, 2017 Wed. October 18, 2017
The Exterminating Angel - Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8PM Thurs. October 26, 2017 Wed. November 8, 2017
Madama Butterfly - Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8PM Thurs. November 9, 2017 Wed. November 15, 2017
Norma - Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8PM Thurs. November 30, 2017 Wed. December 6, 2017
Hansel and Gretel - Friday, December 22, 2017 at 8PM Thurs. December 7, 2017* Wed. December 13, 2017
The Merry Widow - Friday, January 5, 2018 at 8PM Thurs. December 7, 2017* Wed. December 13, 2017
Le Nozze di Figaro - Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:30PM Thurs. January 11, 2018 Wed. January 17, 2018
Il Trovatore - Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:30PM Thurs. January 25, 2018 Wed. February 7, 2018
La Boheme - Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8PM Thurs. February 8, 2018 Wed. February 14, 2018
La Boheme - Friday, March 2, 2018 at 8PM Thurs. February 22, 2018 Wed. February 28, 2018
Elektra - Friday, March 23, 2018 at 8PM Thurs. March 16, 2018 Wed. March 21, 2018
Cosi fan tutte - Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8PM Thurs. April 5, 2018 Wed. April 11, 2018
Cendrillon - Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8PM Thurs. April 12, 2018 Wed. April 18, 2018
Cendrillon - Friday, May 3, 2018 at 8PM Thurs. May 3, 2018 Wed. May 9, 2018

*Ticket draws for multiple opera performances will be made on this date.  Please specify which date/performance you would like to attend.

Student Tickets at Other Institutions

Many on-campus events are free or heavily subsidized for Princeton University students. The University's Passport to the Arts program, sponsored and administered by the Offices of the Deans of Undergraduate and Graduate Students, allows students to attend a number of world-class performances on campus each year at no charge. For further information from Offices of the Deans of Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Princeton, New Jersey is situated with close proximity to a number of esteemed performing arts institutions, many of which provide discounts to students. These include, but are not limited to: Princeton University ConcertsMcCarter Theatre, Carnegie Hall, the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, the 92Y, the Kimmel Center, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).