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American Ballet Theatre - Summer 2023

Opening Date: Jun 22, 2023

Closing Date: Jul 22, 2023

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Playing @

Metropolitan Opera House

Lincoln Center New York, NY 10023

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Love is in the air as American Ballet Theatre returns to the Metropolitan Opera House stage for a spectacular 2023 Summer Season. A season full of unforgettable stories and popular favorites that are sure to leave you dazzled:

Like Water for Chocolate
June 22-July 1
Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon’s new full-length ballet brings the magical realism of this famous modern Mexican novel and award-winning film to American Ballet Theatre. Journey into Laura Esquivel’s acclaimed and captivating family saga where the central character’s emotions spill out through cooking to influence everyone around her in startling and dramatic ways. The ballet’s heroine, Tita, is deeply in love with but forbidden to marry Pedro as she must care for her mother. With masterfully crafted ensemble scenes and passionately ardent pas de deux, Like Water for Chocolate is a thrilling new co-production with The Royal Ballet.

July 3-8
Considered ballet’s ultimate tale of unrequited love, heartbreaking loss and triumphant forgiveness, Giselle remains a timeless favorite. A heart-wrenching saga of betrayed love and mercy, the ballet’s exquisite grace tells the story of the titular village maiden and a handsome villager named Albrecht. What Giselle does not know is that her new paramour is actually a young nobleman in disguise who is already betrothed to another. A romantic triangle emerges that brings passion, death and everlasting love.

Swan Lake
July 10-15
Of all the great classics performed by ABT today, Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet. Featuring the unforgettable moments of the corps de ballet moving in magical unison as the majestic swans, this romantic fable of dreamlike transformation, set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, inspires awe and wonder.

Romeo and Juliet
July 18-22
Against the sumptuous setting of Renaissance Italy, Kenneth MacMillan draws emotional depth from the immortal romance of Romeo and Juliet. Sergei Prokofiev’s unforgettable music underscores the beauty and passion of this beloved ballet and its star-crossed lovers.
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$32.50 - $277.50

Lottery & Rush

Digital Rush: $35 orchestra day-of rush tickets are available online for all performances. Two tickets may be purchased for one performance every seven days. Tickets are subject to availability and require advance registration on the Met website. Visit for more information.

Student Rush: $12-$30 student tickets are available at the Metropolitan Opera Box Office beginning at 10 AM on the day of the performance pending availability. A valid, full-time undergraduate or graduate student ID must be presented at the time of purchase. Student tickets are also available online in advance with registration. Visit for more information.


Box Office

located in the North end of the Front Lobby
Monday through Saturday: 10:00am-8:00 pm
Sundays: 12:00pm-6:00 pm

Directions Bus

M5, M7, M10, M11, M20, M66, M104 or BxM2 lines.

Directions Subway

No. 1 train to 66th Street (Lincoln Center) Station.




The wheelchair access entrance is on the Concourse level (Founders Hall)

Assisted Listening System

Wireless headsets which work with the Sennheiser Infrared Listening System to amplify sound are available at the coat check station on the South Concourse Level before performances. To secure a headset, you must present a credit card or driver’s license. These headsets are provided as a free service for our audience members and no ticket refunds will be made for any malfunctions of this service.


There is an accessible ladies’ rest room in Founders Hall and gentlemen’s and ladies’ rest rooms on the Dress Circle level.


There is a wheelchair-accessible telephone in Founders Hall

Visual Assistance

Large print programs and Braille synopses of many operas are available free of charge. Please contact and usher for assistance.

A limited number of Family Circle score desk seats with no view of the stage are available for $15 for opening nights for new productions, $20 for opening nights for Met premieres and $10 for all other opera performances. For information, please contact the Metropolitan Opera Guild Education Department at 212-769-7028

Wheelchair Info

To make advance arrangements for wheelchair location tickets, please call 212-362-6000.
For information and to arrange wheelchair assistance, please call 212-799-3100, extension 2204.

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

No. 1 train to 66th Street (Lincoln Center) Station.

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By Bus:

M5, M7, M10, M11, M20, M66, M104 or BxM2 lines.