New York resident Vicky Travlos has experience as a merchandising associate and television operations manager with BusinessWeek. Vicky Travlos takes advantage of the cultural offerings found in New York as a supporter of the Metropolitan Opera.
While many people attend the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center to hear the music and watch the performances, some patrons enjoy getting a backstage tour, through which they are allowed to see production areas of the opera house.
The Metropolitan Opera Guild Backstage Tours are held during the Met’s season regularly at 3 p.m. on weekdays and 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sundays, with certain exceptions. To schedule a tour, call 212-769-7028 or visit the website at http://www.metopera.org. Tickets are $25 each for the general public, $23 for guild members, and $20 for students and groups of 10 or larger.
Additionally, members of the Patron Program gain exclusive access to a 90-minute VIP tour of the opera house every day of the week: weekdays at 2:30 p.m., Saturdays at 10 a.m., and Sundays at 12:15 p.m.
A graduate of Hofstra University, Vicky Travlos most recently served as a merchandising associate in the customers solutions division at BusinessWeek magazine (then a property of McGraw-Hill Companies). Outside of work, Vicky Travlos enjoys attending the Metropolitan Opera House, which will feature Richard Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer in the spring of 2017.
Der Fliegende Holländer, which was first performed in 1843 at the Court Opera in Dresden, Germany, tells the story of Holländer, a ghostly sailor fated to wander the sea searching for Senta, the woman whose love will set him free. In the Metropolitan Opera House’s upcoming performance, Michael Volle will play the role of Holländer, and Amber Wagner will play Senta.
These two roles are archetypes that Wagner eventually returned to in many of his later works. Holländer represents the “otherworldly stranger,” and Senta represents the woman who sacrifices herself to save him.
The cast also also includes Ben Bliss, Franz-Josef Selig, Dolora Zajick, and Jay Hunter Morris. Der Fliegende Holländer will open at the Metropolitan Opera on April 25 and will run through May 12.