The Metropolitan Opera Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating The Metropolitan Opera regarding its recent data breach. The Metropolitan Opera data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 45,000 individuals.


The Metropolitan Opera is a premier performing arts organization composed of visual artists, composers, conductors, musicians, singers, stage directors, choreographers, dancers, and designers across the globe. Accordingly, The Metropolitan Opera produces a variety of both classic and modern theater and opera performances. Founded by a group of businessmen in 1883, The Metropolitan Opera prides itself in presenting world-famous operas ranging from Hänsel und Gretel (1931) to The Great Gatsby (1999). Located at the Lincoln Center in New York City, New York, The Metropolitan Opera stages over 200 opera performances and hosts more than 800,000 attendees each season.


On December 6, 2022, The Metropolitan Opera discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, The Metropolitan Opera determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and obtained this sensitive information between September 30 and December 6, 2022. On May 3, 2023, The Metropolitan Opera began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Financial account information
  • Payment card information
  • Tax identification number

If you received a breach notification letter from The Metropolitan Opera:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by The Metropolitan Opera data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by The Metropolitan Opera;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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