Metropolitan Opera’s Ticket Sales Increased During 2022-23 Season

By David Salazar
(Credit: Jonathan Tichler / Met Opera)

The Associated Press has reported that the Metropolitan Opera’s ticket sales for the 2022-23 season increased over the previous season.

Per the report, the company managed to sell 66 percent of all tickets, up from 61 percent the previous season. The company had projected that it would manage to sell over 68 percent of tickets, but saw that projection dip following a cyberattack in December 2022 that shut down the company’s website for nine days.

Notable statistics include the fact that the Met’s “The Hours” sold 86 percent of tickets, including four sellouts throughout the eight-show run. Moroever, average age for ticketbuyers decreased from 50 to 44, comprising 75 percent of all tickets sold.

However, the numbers are still lower than the 75 percent attendance the company reported in 2018-19 and the projected 76 percent prior to the shutdown during the 2019-20 season.

The Met Opera’s 2023-24 season opens this September with “Dead Man Walking.”