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Seattle Opera.

2016/17 Season Tickets

2016/2017 Season Tickets

Hansel & Gretel

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La Traviata

Katya Kabanova

The Magic Flute

Hansel & Gretel

Oct. 15, 16, 19, 22, 26, 28, 29, & 30, 2016

By Engelbert Humperdinck

"Marvelously witty! A fun and feisty trip through the woods… The two casts sang superbly and acted with skill and panache… Excellent and truly heartwarming." –The Seattle Times

…An intrepid pair of siblings took a dreamlike journey to unexpected places. The iconic Brothers Grimm story leaps from page to stage with a provocative new-to-Seattle staging that playfully addresses contemporary questions of consumerism. The Daily Telegraph calls the production “very funny and inventive—five stars!” Filled with cinematic orchestration and sprinkled with satirical humor, this enchanting confection features an eye-catching production design unlike any fairy tale you've ever seen.

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Screenshot from the Hansel & Gretel Preview.

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The children's chorus in Hansel & Gretel. Copyright Glyndeborne Productions Ltd. Photo: Bill Cooper.

In German with English subtitles | at McCaw Hall 
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes, with 1 intermission
Evenings at 7:30 PM. Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM.

La traviata

Jan. 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 27, & 28, 2017

By Giuseppe Verdi

IRRESISTIBLE CLASSIC. Verdi's passionate portrait of a worldly courtesan forced by bourgeois society to give up the man of her dreams enthralls with a wide range of moods packed into a tautly-constructed story. One of the most perfect scores in opera elevates the timeless tale of moral hypocrisy and selfless sacrifice. Peter Konwitschny's "five star" (Sunday Telegraph) production emphasizes the elegant music and emotional story with clean, simple visuals and striking sophistication. A milestone in opera history - sure to melt the coldest heart.

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English National Opera, La traviata, 2013. Copyright Tristram Kenton.

In Italian with English subtitles | at McCaw Hall 
Approximate Running Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes with no intermission
Evenings at 7:30 PM. Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM.

Want the best deal?

3- and 4-opera season ticket packages offer savings of up to 40% off single ticket prices, plus the flexibility of no-fee exchanges if your schedule changes.

Katya Kabanova

Feb. 25, 26
Mar. 1, 4, 8, 10, & 11, 2017

By Leoš Janáček  

CAPTIVATING DRAMA. In this romantic tragedy overflowing with immediately accessible, powerfully original music inspired by Slavic folk songs, the celebrated Czech composer weaves a dreamlike, visceral story of isolation and provincial oppression. Sheltered Katya longs to be free of her dull arranged marriage and dreary home life. Recently awakened to true love, she remains dominated by a monstrous mother-in-law. Can Katya’s fragile world survive when her pent-up passions finally burst forth? Acclaimed Australian director Patrick Nolan’s all-new production dives deep into the emotional turbulence lurking beneath the surface of small town respectability.

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Listen to the Music from Katya Kabanova. Copyright Philip Newton.

In Czech with English subtitles | at McCaw Hall 
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, with 1 intermission
Evenings at 7:30 PM. Sunday matinee at 2:00 PM.

Want the best deal?

3- and 4-opera season ticket packages offer savings of up to 40% off single ticket prices, plus the flexibility of no-fee exchanges if your schedule changes.

The Magic Flute

May 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, & 20, 2017

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

COLORFUL FANTASY. Mozart’s utterly unique extravaganza blends myth, magic, and a remarkable variety of wonderful music to deliver its life-affirming message: love conquers all. A handsome prince and his comical sidekick are given enchanted musical instruments and tasked with rescuing the Queen of the Night’s daughter from a mysterious group of priests. Undergoing trials of virtue, discretion, and charity, they realize that all may not be as it seems in this magical land. Award-winning costumes from the fabulous Zandra Rhodes (The Pearl Fishers) add to the many delights of one of the most fantastic entertainments ever created. 

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The Magic Flute, Seattle Opera 2011. Copyright Rozarii Lynch.

In German with English subtitles | at McCaw Hall 
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, with 1 intermission
Evenings at 7:30 PM. Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM.

Want the best deal?

3- and 4-opera season ticket packages offer savings of up to 40% off single ticket prices, plus the flexibility of no-fee exchanges if your schedule changes.

Know a student age 18 or under?

The Magic Flute Family Day matinee on Sunday, May 14 at 2:00 PM: For this specially designated performance, students age 18 and under pay only $15 for almost any seat. Family Days also feature special student-oriented activities before the performance and during intermission, such as a costume dress-up station or the chance to interact with members of the chorus and orchestra.

For families who want to share even more opera with their students, check out our Family 3-Pack, which features three titles at the same $15 student price per opera PLUS a season ticket discount for adults.

Please note: Valid student ID or proof of age is required for entry. At least one full price adult ticket must be purchased with EVERY student ticket order. Limit four $15 student tickets for each full price adult ticket purchased. Student tickets are not available in the Dress Circle, Orchestra Center Aisle, and $25 Second Tier seating sections.

Season ticket holders enjoy the same seats all year and save up to 40% off the cost of buying the operas individually. As our most loyal patrons, they also receive exclusive benefits including no-fee exchanges, seating upgrades, and more.

Buy any 3 operas, save 30%. Buy 4, save 40%! Packages start at less than $40 per opera. Visit our Prices & Packages page for detailed price lists and seating charts.

Want to mix and match your performance days (some weekends, some weekdays), times (some evenings, some matinees), and/or seats? Try our Create Your Own package.

How To Purchase

Begin by clicking the link below. You will be prompted to choose your operas, day of week, and seats.

Select Your Season Ticket Package

Prefer personal assistance? Just call us at 206.389.7676. Representatives are available from 9 AM to 3 PM Monday through Friday to answer questions.

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BENEFITS for the 2016/17 Season

As our most loyal patrons, season ticket holders receive exclusive benefits including:

  • Big Savings: Up to 40% off the cost of buying the operas individually!
  • Easy Ticket Exchanges: Switch to another date of the same opera with no fee.
  • Seating Upgrades: Once per season, upgrade your seats for free! Upgrades are typically for one price level higher than your usual seats.

And many more! Expand the full benefits list to see all the perks of being a season ticket holder.

Full Benefits

Benefits for All Subscribers

  • Save up to 40% off the cost of buying the operas individually. What's more: subscribing now guarantees that you won't be subject to changes in pricing later. For high demand operas like La traviata and The Magic Flute, ticket prices can increase as much as $90 per opera as opening night approaches, but subscribers have already locked in the best seats at a low price!
  • Flexible Ticket Exchanges: Know in advance that you can't make a performance? Only subscribers may exchange their tickets online until 4 p.m. on their performance day (or 4 p.m. Saturday for Sunday performances), without fees, to another performance of the same opera. Exchanges can also be processed over the phone at 206.389.7676.
  • Interest-Free Payment Plans are available for subscribers paying by credit card for packages that start with Hansel & Gretel or La traviata. All we need is $15 down to place your order, then spread out the remaining balance in multiple payments until two weeks before your first opera.
  • Missed Performance Tickets: We understand that things come up last minute. Season ticket holders who miss their performance unexpectedly may request free standby tickets to a later performance of the same opera, subject to availability.
  • Free Lost Ticket Replacement: Subscribers who have lost their tickets may visit any sales window at the McCaw Hall Box Office to receive replacements free of charge.
  • Additional Single Ticket Discounts: Subscribers receive an additional 10% discount off single ticket prices for all mainstage performances in the 2016/17 Season.* Simply log in before selecting seats and your discount will be automatically applied. Additionally, single tickets are made available to subscribers before they are released to the public.
  • One-Time Seating Upgrade: See things from a new perspective! Season ticket holders are invited to try out a different seat for free at a show of their choosing during the season. Upgrades may be requested day-of-show only and are typically for one price level higher than your usual seats.
  • One-Time Bring a Friend Discount: Use this extraordinary discount to share opera with a friend! Subscribers have the opportunity to purchase up to two additional tickets for either Count Ory, Hansel & Gretel, or Katya Kabanova at 50% off single ticket prices.*
  • Subscriber Appreciation Events: Subscribers are invited to Appreciation Events throughout the year to experience the behind-the-scenes magic required to bring opera to life. This year, subscribers enjoyed an exclusive talk by costume designer Dan Potra at Summer Fest, a day of free Seattle Opera activities for all ages on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at McCaw Hall.
  • Costume Preview Event: Each season our subscribers have the opportunity to enjoy a preview of the costumes for the season's upcoming productions. See the extraordinary detail and craftsmanship that goes into every costume that graces the Seattle Opera mainstage.
  • Learn More About Your Operas: Additional events featuring each opera, including free previews, take place around town all season long. Subscribers are invited to attend these events to learn more about their upcoming productions. Check our calendar for details.


Benefits for Preferred Subscribers

Purchase season tickets in our specially-designated premium seating areas (which include a built-in donation) and you'll be automatically enrolled in our Preferred Subscriber Program. These seating areas are noted during the purchase path and can also be found on our price and seating chart. Along with securing the very best seats, Preferred Subscribers receive extra perks including:

  • Concierge Desk Service: Prior to each performance, the Preferred Subscriber Concierge can assist with ticket exchanges, ticket reprints, additional single ticket purchases, and other ticketing and donor inquiries on the spot. Preferred Subscribers can also pick up their program in advance.
  • Additional Subscriber Appreciation Activities: Preferred Subscribers receive invitations to additional activities and areas at special events, including at our recent Summer Fest on Saturday, July 23, 2016.
  • Thank You Gift: Stop by the Concierge desk pre-show at your first 2016/17 performance to pick up your free CD or USB drive of some of opera's greatest hits, including pieces from the 16/17 season.
  • Event Invitations: Preferred Subscribers are invited to the Seattle Opera Annual Meeting and to Wagner and More events throughout the year.
  • Gift Shop Discount: Receive a 10% discount at Amusements Gift Shop at McCaw Hall.


*Ticket discounts do not apply to DCP, OCA, and $25 ticket areas, and may not be combined with other discounts or offers. Discounts listed are approximate as they are calculated prior to the addition of facility fee and are rounded up to the nearest whole dollar. Discounts are for the 2016/17 Season only.

All benefits are subject to availability.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Convenient automatic payment plans allow you to spread your payments over several months, an option popular with our subscribers paying by credit card. It's flexible and free—no interest or additional service charges.

Payment plans are available when you order online, by phone, by mail, or in person at our 1020 John Street, Seattle office. At a minimum, your payment today must include the $15 service fee. Payment plans may only be set up using a credit or debit card. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. We are only able to accept one credit card for this payment. The card must be valid through one month past the last payment scheduled. Your final payment must be scheduled at least two weeks prior to the start of the first opera in your season ticket package.

When you order online, the checkout page will offer several convenient payment plan options that automatically divide your total into monthly installments. You may contact Audience Services at 206.389.7676 or to change the arrangements of your payment plan at any time as long as your final payment is scheduled at least two weeks prior to the start of the first opera in your subscription. With our convenient automatic payment plan there is no need to call or send back an invoice to us; your card will automatically be charged on the days set up for the payment plan.

If you select a payment plan, your season tickets will be mailed after your final payment is made.


YES! Season ticket holders can exchange their tickets for any other performance of the same opera with no fees. Just call us or request an exchange online any time after you receive your tickets and before 4 p.m. on the day of your performance (or 4 p.m. on Saturdays for Sunday matinees). There are no fees for ticket exchanges; however, upgrade charges may apply if you are changing to a more expensive day of the week or seat location.

You can also explore a Create Your Own package, so you can choose any date from the entire season.


When you purchase more than one performance at a time through one of our season ticket packages, we offer substantial savings to you: up to 40% off the individual tickets. Combine that with payment plans for a low monthly payment!


Absolutely! Our most affordable days of the week to attend are Wednesday and Friday evenings. Four-opera packages on those days start at just $153, less than $39 per opera. Three-opera packages start at just $136.

Under 40? Consider joining BRAVO!, our club for young professionals. With a $79 annual membership fee, you'll have access to season tickets at a 50% discount off the price of single tickets, free intermission receptions, and invitations to parties all year.

Student or Senior? Students save 50% off single ticket prices when purchasing season tickets, and seniors get extra discounts too. Call Audience Services at 206.389.7676 for more information.


If your question isn't listed above, feel free to contact Audience Services at 206.389.7676 or send us an email.