Welcome to Planned Giving

Including the Metropolitan Opera in your long-range financial and estate plans is a wonderful way to support the Met and ensure a legacy of great opera for future generations. Planned giving can often provide tax advantages and help you meet your current financial needs. For confidential gift-planning information, please contact the Office of Planned Giving.

Photo of a man kissing a woman on the cheek
  Erika Miklósa as the Queen of the Night in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte
  The reading of the will from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi

At various stages of our lives, we all deal with different issues, financial and otherwise. These stages of life need to be taken into account when planning your gift for the Met.


Try our gift comparison chart to determine which gift type best meets your personal and financial goals. Choose up to three gift types to compare.


By leaving a bequest gift to the Met through your will, you will know that your generosity will support the Met for years to come.







Encore Society

Juan Diego Flórez, in Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment, performs an encore.
Juan Diego Flórez, in Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment, performs an encore.

Join the Encore Society

If the Met has been part of your past, be a part of its future

The Encore Society recognizes and thanks those generous individuals who are leaving a future legacy to the Metropolitan Opera through their wills, retirement plans, life-income plans, and many other creative planned-giving arrangements.


Office of Planned Giving
The Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
New York, New York 10023
Telephone: 212-870-7388
E-mail: encoresociety@metopera.org
Tax ID number: 13-1624087