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22/10/1883 The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens

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Metropolitan Opera Guild Movie on the History of MONC

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Inside the old Metropolitan Opera House, beautifully dressed patrons 1938

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Metropolitan Opera House Moves (1966)

Sometimes referred to as "the old Met", the Metropolitan Opera House opened in 1883 with a performance of Faust. It was located at 1411 Broadway, occupying the whole block between West 39th Street and West 40th Street on the west side of the street in the Garment District of Midtown Manhattan.