About Us


Steve and Pat Kutay love the opera.

As owners and operators of NYC Opera Tours, Steve and Pat are thrilled to share with others their love of their native New York City and the Metropolitan Opera ™.

They want to help people who have a passion for travel and for music collect wonderful memories, not just ticket stubs.

NYC Opera Tours, unlike other opera travel companies, provides a service for people who are intelligent, curious travelers who prefer to set their own pace.

Independent travelers who don’t care for the standard cattle-like tours that are offered by other opera tour companies.

This is why NYC Opera Tours is so different – you will have the freedom to create your own adventure.

If you are interested then Steve and Pat invite you to call 1-984-202-5958 or browse for tours here.


Pat and Steve Kutay

Steve and Pat also love to travel. 

Steve enjoys investigating local cultures and glimpsing behind the curtains to see how people live. Pat ensures they find the best shopping districts and stay in the finest hotels.

Steve makes sure they experience the full flavor of each destination they visit, while Pat likes the comforts. Together, they make ideal travel companions.

Fascination Formed Early
Steve Kutay is the master behind the message. He’s the one who insists on adventure. He’s the one who grew up with a fascination for languages and cultures from an early age.

Steve honed his ear for language and his curiosity about the world at an early age. In college, Steve majored in Russian and thought perhaps he might become an academic. But he was a traveler at heart, and little kept him in one place through various jobs around the world. He worked primarily as an interpreter and eventually became proficient in seven languages.

Importing His Passions
In the late 1970s, Steve opened a shop in Greenwich Village to sell the items he collected while he traveled the world. Wherever he went, he found treasures to import to his shop.

It took the stable home that Pat created to finally tame her husband’s free spirit. Eventually they sold the shop in New York and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and then to to North Carolina.

Now, Pat keeps the travels down to two or three trips a year. “She’s a good sport,” Steve says. “I’ve dragged her on some pretty crazy trips.”

If you are interested then Steve and Pat invite you to call 1-984-202-5958 or browse for tours here.