NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Damilano, a leading Barolo producer in the northwestern Italian region of Piedmont, will be the exclusive wine partner for ten Fridays Under 40 pre-performance events at the New York City Metropolitan Opera, a non-profit organization. The Fridays Under 40 series is in its second season at the opera, and includes a pre-show party and later curtain time of 8:00 P.M. exclusively for audiences aged 40 and under. The series was created in hopes of attracting a younger audience to opera, and expects to draw about 200 guests per show. Tickets are discounted for the ten 2016/2017 dates of the series; $60 for the Orchestra and $100 for the Grand Tier. Performances include Mozart's Don Giovanni, Verdi's Aida, Bizet's Carmen, and many more. As the exclusive wine partner for the pre-show parties, Damilano will provide two wines: Damilano Arneis 2015 and Damilano Nebbiolo Langhe Marghe 2013. Both the Arneis and Nebbiolo grapes are native to Piedmont, with Nebbiolo being the base for Damilano's highly-esteemed Barolo wines. "For Damilano winery, it is a tremendous honor to be partnered with one of the most important theaters in the world," says Paolo Damilano, co-owner of Damilano Barolo. "We are thrilled to build a connection with the newest generation of wine drinkers through the celebrated Italian arts of wine and opera."