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El Nino Tickets

    Experience a divine retelling of the Nativity in John Adams' critically acclaimed opera-oratorio, El Nino. Watch the superb performance of soprano Julia Bullock.

    Why watch El Nino

    El Nino, at the Metropolitan Opera, is a deeply moving opera-oratorio, crafted by the renowned American composer John Adams, and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, who also directed the Tony-nominated production of The Skin of Our Teeth. The production is led by one of this generation's leading conductors who has led more than 200 music premieres, Marin Alsop, and features a star-studded lineup of debutants including Julia Bullock and Davonte Tines. Don't miss this chance to be a part of a monumental performance that is set to leave audiences in awe of its sheer brilliance and intricate storytelling.

    The story

    El Nino opera, performed at the Metropolitan, is a profound and mesmerizing retelling of the Nativity, as seen through the eyes of Mary. The moving story traces the birth of Christ as well as the poignant aftermath from the eyes of Mary. John Adams' opera-oratorio brilliantly interweaves biblical passages with verses by Latin American poets, delving deeply into the concept of a miracle and motherhood. Watch this spiritually uplifting journey of Christ's birth and life, that resonates with audiences of all backgrounds.

    Great for

    Fans of opera | Admirers of biblical narratives | Lovers of contemporary classics

    Cancellation policy

    These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

    Show Details

    Genre: Opera

    Audience: Suitable for 13+

    Opening Date: 8 April 2024

    Closing Date: 17 May 2024

    Theatre Name: Metropolitan Opera House

    Theatre Capacity: 3,800

    Metropolitan Opera House Seating Plan

    Theatre Facilities: Restrooms, restaurant and water fountain, wheelchair access, accessible seating, assistive listening system, service dogs allowed, visual impairment assistance

    Dress Code: Smart casual

    Cast and Creatives

    Leading Roles

    Julia Bullock

    Davóne Tines

    J’Nai Bridges

    Daniela Mack


    Lileana Blain-Cruz


    John Adams


    Marin Alsop

    Additional Tips

    • Keep in mind, the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.
    • You will receive an email confirming your purchase.

    • You will receive your e-tickets via email within 3 hours from the time of the booking. You can access your tickets by clicking on the link available on the email.

    • If you book tickets more than 14 days in advance, you will receive the tickets 14 days prior to the show date.

    • The ticket can be presented digitally along with a valid photo ID at the entrance on the day of your visit.

    • Please note most of the theatres do not allow entry post the show start time and we recommend you reach the venue 10-15 minutes early.

    • Show timings may be subject to change every week/month. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

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