We are the people who keep the Metropolitan Opera singing, and we want to keep making the magic happen.
We are Stagecraft.
We are Wardrobe.
We are Hair & Makeup.
We are Designers and Scenic Artists.
We are Treasurers and Ticket Sellers.
We are Television Broadcast.
We are the Metropolitan Opera!
Six local unions of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) represent backstage employees at the Metropolitan Opera:
Local 1 represents skilled craftsmen who are experts with carpentry, lighting, sound, props, set and building construction.
Local 764 includes costume shop employees who create the costumes, along with dressers who assist the performers with their costumes.
Local 751 are the workers who most frequently interact with the public, box office employees such as Treasurers and Ticket Sellers.
Local 798 are the artists responsible for hair and makeup.
Local 794 represents technicians involved in the Met’s live broadcasts.
USA 829 (Designers and Scenic Artists) represents painters as well as the designers of sets, lighting, costumes, and sound.