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The Metropolitan Opera & Museums of New York

New York 5 nights Price from £3,986 per person
Departs: 12 Mar 2024, 30 Apr 2024
Departs: 12 Mar 2024

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We return to The Met this season for a programme of carefully selected operas starring a very impressive line-up of the world’s finest singers. We have chosen performances to include the Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen in her first Verdi role in New York conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin, the French tenor Benjamin Bernheim as Romeo, American soprano Ailyn Perez and Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian, well known to European audiences but this season making her debut in New York.


The Hotel

The Wallace has quickly become a favourite with Kirker clients. Located on Broadway and West 76 Street on the Upper West Side, only a fifteen minute stroll from Lincoln Center, it is a sophisticated hotel with 124 well equipped and stylish rooms. The hotel has a bar and, although there is no restaurant, there’s a range of neighbourhood restaurants very close by to enjoy.



A scene from Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore" with Davide Luciano as Belcore and Golda Schultz as Adina. Photo: Marty Sohl / Met Opera
A scene from Wagner's "Der Fliegende Holländer." Photo: Ken Howard / Met Opera
The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center Plaza, at night. Photo: Jonathan Tichler / Met Opera
A scene from Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier. Photo: Ken Howard/Met Opera



In addition to our annual visits to the Metropolitan Opera, we have a new holiday in the summer of 2024 to include two performances by the American Ballet Theatre at The Lincoln Center. This has been planned to coincide with a visit to the exceptional new exhibition at The Morgan Library about Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Inspired by the Morgan’s impressive collection of manuscripts and stage designs from the first productions, it will be curated by The Morgan’s Curator of Music Manuscripts and Printed Music who will talk about his exhibition to our clients. Staying at The Wallace, we will also include visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA and The Frick Collection.

To register interest in this tour please call 020 7593 2284

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Five nights' accommodation on room only basis
  • Tickets in the rear stalls with uninterrupted views of the stage
  • Three dinners
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of the Kirker Tour Leader and local guide
  • NB. Biometic passports are required for entry to the USA


  • Day 1-5 - The Galleries & Museums of New York

    In addition to the included opera performances there will be a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour at the Met (subject to the Met’s schedule) and three dinners in the Met’s own restaurant, The Grand Tier where diners can enjoy service before curtain up and during the first interval. Our sightseeing programme will include a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a tour of the American Wing, an introduction to MoMA and The Frick Collection (currently on display in its temporary home on Madison Avenue). We also include a visit to The Edge at Hudson Yards, a spectacular 100 story building with panoramic views over Manhattan. One of the highlights is The Morgan Library, where we have arranged a very special visit with the Curator of Music Manuscripts and Printed Music. He will introduce some of the treasures in the collection, which includes original manuscripts by Mahler, Puccini, Stravinsky, Schubert and many more.

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:
Depart from Heathrow 13:10, arrive New York JFK 16:00
Depart from New York JFK 19:35, arrive Heathrow 07:45 the following day

Flight times subject to change. Please enquire for upgrades to World Traveller
Plus and Club World.

Departure Dates and Prices

12 Mar 2024

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Price from£3986

Single Supp.£750

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30 Apr 2024

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Single Supp.£750

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Andrew Biggs

Andrew Biggs

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Declan Hamilton

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Music Programme

14 March
Madama Butterfly by Puccini
Conductor: Xian Zhang
Cio-Cio-San: Eleonora Buratto
Pinkerton: Matthew Polenzani
Suzuki: Elizabeth DeShong
Sharpless: Davide Luciano

15 March
Romeo et Juliette by Gounod
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Romeo: Benjamin Bernheim
Juliette: Nadine Serra

16 March
La forza del destino by Verdi
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Leonora: Lise Davidsen
Don Alvaro: Brian Jagde
Don Carlo: Igor Golovatenko
Preziosilla: Ekaterina Semenchuk

2 May
David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center
New York Philharmonic
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Shostakovich: Concerto No. for Cello
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

3 May
Carmen by Bizet
Conductor: Diego Matheuz
Carmen: Clementine Margraine
Don Jose: Michael Fabiano
Micaela: Ailyn Perez
Escamillo: Ryan Speedo Green

4 May
Madama Butterfly by Puccini
Conductor: Xian Zhang
Cio-Cio-San: Asmik Grigorian
Pinkerton: Jonathan Tetelman
Sharpless: Lucas Meachem
Suzuki: Elizabeth DeShong



Recent Testimonials

The Met Opera & the Art Galleries of New York

By Mr & Mrs B, East Lothian, 07 February 2019

All the guided tours, including the Metropolitan Art Gallery and the Morgan library were first class. A wonderful & memorable holiday. 

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The Met Opera & the Art Galleries of New York

By Mrs E, Wiltshire, 07 February 2019

A good, clear, reliable & knowledgeable leader. Good allocation of group time & free time. I would like to repeat this tour - so much yet to experience and enjoy.

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