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Seattle Opera.


Frequently asked questions for streaming

Seattle Opera truly appreciates your support and interest during these challenging times. We hope these spring performances and other online experiences will bring smiles and joy to you and your family. Free events are available on each web page and on YouTube at the premiere date and time. 

2020/21 subscriber programming is available by logging in to your Seattle Opera account. If you are unsure if you have an online account with us, or cannot remember your password, please read through the questions below or contact Audience Services for assistance.  

To explore other options for your tickets to the 20/21 season, please contact Audience Services. 

Don't see an answer to your question? Contact Audience Services at 206-389-7676, Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM or tickets@seattleopera.org.

I want to watch the content online! I do get emails from Seattle Opera but I’ve never logged onto your website.

Great! You do have an online account, but you just need to finish setting it up. At the top center of our homepage, click the light brown words that say “Log In”. This will bring you to our LOG IN page. Click “Reset Your Password”. This will open a new window that will prompt you to enter your email address – use the email address that you receive Seattle Opera emails at. This will automatically send you an email so you can set a new password and then you will be all set.

I have never logged into the website. What should I do?

Send our Audience Services team an email us at tickets@seattleopera.org and we will help get your online account set up.



As a subscriber, you can let us know who your seatmate is by contacting Audience Services at tickets@seattleopera.org and they will create an account for your seatmate if they do not already have one. Then we will be sure to give them the same access to streaming events that you have. It is also okay for you to forward them the email with the link. However, please only send to someone who would have attended the opera with you as these events are only for our current subscribers.



What are my options if I don’t want to participate in the Spring season?

At the present time, virtual programming is the only way we can safely present these titles and recitals to you. We deeply regret not to be able to stage full productions. However, we hope that you will enjoy the programming that the artists and staff are working to present to you. If you decide not to participate, you can request the value of your tickets be held on your account for future use, or you may request a refund. Please note, requests for returns must be submitted prior to the streaming premiere date and time. Fill our this form or contact Audience Services at 206-389-7676, Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM or tickets@seattleopera.org.


Can I get A credit for my season subscription?

You may request a credit to be held on your account for the value of a single opera or the ticket value of your season subscription. If you request a credit, you will not be granted access to virtual programs. Contact Audience Services to discuss your options.


How can SeAttle Opera bring people together to produce these events? Health experts consider singing a super-spreader activity. How will you protect the safety of singers, musicians, and administrative staff?

Our artists, musicians, and staff will comply with standards mandated by the governor and public health officials. In addition, we’re working very closely with the American Guild of Musical Artists and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, implementing the best practices to maintain health and safety. These practices include wearing masks inside our facilities, maintaining at least 20 feet of social distancing, and frequent hand washing. Moreover, all singers will be tested before the rehearsal period begins as well as throughout the rehearsal and recording process.


Can I buy a subscription?

No. At this time we do not have 2020/21 season ticket packages available. 


Are you selling individual streaming events?

Not at this time. We do have free streaming recitals continuing this winter and spring that feature artists who are popular at Seattle Opera. During this time of crisis we have developed our season to offer as much free programming as we are able to, while also delivering content for our 7,000 subscribers who purchased a subscription before the COVID crisis and have continued their support.


Are you thinking about doing outdoor performances? What other types of performances you are thinking about? What options are exploring?

As the restrictions around public gatherings loosen, we will be looking into ways to offer in person performances.  In the meantime, we will continue to offer virtual programs to our subscribers as well as free programs to the public.


What about my donors benefits for the 20/21 season?

Benefits have evolved for the 20/21 season, and we have implemented interim donor benefits while we stay home. Please visit seattleopera.org/benefits for more information.

Don't see the answer to your question? Contact Audience Services at 206.389.7676 Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM or email us at tickets@seattleopera.org