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


Macbeth  - Friday, October 4, 2019 at 8PM

Thurs. September 26, 2019

Wed. October 2, 2019

Madama Butterfly - Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7:30PM

Thurs. October 3, 2019

Wed. October 9, 2019

Orfeo ed Euridice - Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8PM

Thurs. October 24, 2019*

Wed. October 30, 2019

Akhnaten - Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8PM

Thurs. October 24, 2019*

Wed. November 6, 2019

The Queen of Spades- Friday, November 29, 2019 at 7:30PM

Thurs. November 14, 2019

Wed. November 20, 2019

Der Rosenkavalier - Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7PM

Thurs. December 5, 2019*

Wed. December 11, 2019

Wozzeck - Friday, December 27, 2019 at 8PM

Thurs. December 5, 2019*

Wed. December 27, 2019

La Traviata - Friday, January 10, 2020 at 7:30PM

Thurs. December 5, 2019*

Wed. January 8, 2020

La Boheme - Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7:30PM

Thurs. January 9, 2020

Wed. January 15, 2020

La Traviata - Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:30PM

Thurs. January 23, 2020

Wed. February 5, 2020

Le Nozze di Figaro - Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8PM

Thurs. February 6, 2020

Wed. February 12, 2020

Der Fliegende Hollander - Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8PM

Thurs. February 27, 2020

Wed. March 4, 2020

Der Fliegende Hollander - Friday, March 27, 2020 at 7:30PM

Thurs. March 12, 2020

Wed. March 25, 2020

Turandot - Friday, April 17, 2020 at 8PM

Thurs. April 9, 2020

Wed. April 15, 2019

Manon Lescaut – Friday, May 8, 2020 at 8PM

Thurs. April 30, 2020

Wed. May 6, 2020

*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.


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).