oh gosh yes!
luckily for me i am able to attend about one opera each week at the metropolitan opera. two things allow me this: my family donates loads of money which nets me a few free tix each season and many galas too, but more importantly, a close friend works for them, so i get floor seats for any show for $40 each.
with the number of performances i see, there is no way i'd be able to go if i had to pay the full $200/seat price!
the other year i saw don giovanni
FIVE TIMES because it was a tremendous new production with Dmitri Hvorostovsky--earlier that season i saw Renee Fleming in her premiere of il pirata
and sat in a box so close to the stage that i could hear every. single. ornament. that she used while singing in a glorious bel canto opera mounted specifically for her!
a highlight for me this season was der rosenkavalier
which has one of the most elegant and spectacular closings ever! other than that, nothing else from the season sticks out aside from a fab renee fleming again in rodelinda
last winter. other things i saw this season include madame butterfly, aida, carmen, die zauberflote, and la clemenza di tito.
more recently i saw samson et dalila which was an absolute visual spectacle! excellent production and also containing one of my fav arias ever in the second act (mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix) not to mention hot and barely clad philistines
i'm looking forward to the season close with tosca!