Since its first production in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera has been one of the world's most respected opera companies. All the greats have appeared on its stage. Countless careers have been launched, operas debuted, and magnificent sets unveiled, each contributing to the Met's legendary status. Now marking the close of its 130th season, the Met is offering props, costumes, jewelry, and more from its collections, archive, and store. Proceeds will benefit the Metropolitan Opera’s productions, educational initiatives, and the nurturing of a new generation of artists.