The Metropolitan Opera Guild

Score Reading Workshops 
 
Saturday morning score reading classes delve into the musical highlights of an opera, giving beginner and intermediate readers the tools to explore the intricate workings of a score and experience a new way of listening to opera. Learn more about how a composer tells a story in music and about important historical events and artistic movements that influenced each opera’s creation. Add a score-desk seat to a performance at the Met and turn your study into a full day of learning, listening, and experiencing opera.
 
All classes take place before a corresponding performance for each featured opera, and annotated piano-vocal scores are provided as part of the class ticket price, unless otherwise noted. Beginner-level ability to read music is recommended.
 
INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS: $40 class and materials only | $50 class and score desk seat for performance. 
Please note that score desk seats do not offer a view of the stage. All classes take place on Saturday mornings from 10–11:30AM

 
Tickets are now on sale!
To purchase tickets to each Score Reading Workshop Package, please click on the titles below.
 
OCT 26 MASSENET MANON 
 
NOV 9 GLUCK ORFEO ED EURIDICE*
*This opera’s corresponding performance takes place on Sunday, Nov 10 at 3pm, one day after the score reading workshop.
 
JAN 4 STRAUSS DER ROSENKAVALIER**
**The score provided will include only the excerpts covered in class. Those wishing to peruse a full score during the performance must obtain one independently.
 
FEB 29 HANDEL AGRIPPINA 
 
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Monday, September 23, 2019
At the Met: Porgy and Bess
7:30 PM
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
At the Met: Manon
7:30 PM
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Thursday, September 26, 2019
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
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Friday, September 27, 2019
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Porgy and Bess
7:30 PM
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Sunday, September 29, 2019
Backstage Tours
10:30 AM
Backstage Tours
1:30 PM
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Monday, September 30, 2019
At the Met: Porgy and Bess
7:30 PM
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Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Macbeth
7:30 PM
2
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Manon
7:30 PM
3
Thursday, October 03, 2019
At the Met: Turandot
7:30 PM
4
Friday, October 04, 2019
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Macbeth
7:30 PM
5