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2017/18 Season Tickets

2017/18 Season Tickets

Madame Butterfly

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Così fan tutte

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Madame Butterfly

Aug. 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18, & 19, 2017

By Giacomo Puccini

An international favorite for more than a century, Puccini’s unforgettable classic enchants with glorious music of unparalleled passion and pathos. Bound by tradition and honor, a young Japanese maiden is left to face an unspeakable aftermath when abandoned by a reckless American naval officer. Musical highlights include the radiant “Flower Duet,” Butterfly’s poignant arias, and a rapturous duet for soprano and tenor.

Kate Cherry’s “sublime, visually fantastic, must-see” (stuff.co.nz) production features new-to-Seattle sets and costumes, and traditional staging inspired by stylized Japanese theater.

Watch the preview

Screenshot from Madame Butterfly preview.

Listen to the music

 New Zealand Opera 2013 Madame Butterfly, © Neil Mackenzie

In Italian with English subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: 2 hours, 55 minutes with 1 intermission

PRICE & AVAILABILITY UPDATE 

As of 7/21/17

  • Save up to 46% when you include Madame Butterfly in your season ticket package! Packages start at just $150. Learn More > 
  • Best availability overall and lowest Orchestra level pricing on Sunday, August 13 - Best Saturday pricing on Saturday, August 12
  • Select Orchestra and Orchestra Back seats for $90–$99 on Wednesday, August 9.
  • Date Night Special: Enjoy two tickets on the Orchestra level for a Saturday evening performance, two glasses of wine, and one parking pass—all for under $250! Learn More > 

 

Since Seattle Opera's last Madame Butterfly in 2012, our community has raised a larger discussion about works in which the composer/librettist team is writing about a culture other than their own (Madame Butterfly and The Mikado are examples). We are seizing this opportunity to encourage discussion and deepen our understanding about this important subject matter.
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The Barber of Seville

Oct. 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 25, & 28, 2017

By Gioachino Rossini

Filled with florals, frills, and frivolity, Rossini’s vivacious romp starts with an iconic overture, gains speed with a parade of familiar melodies, and concludes with an “all is forgiven” finale bubbling over with joy. The prequel to Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro finds quick-witted Figaro helping Count Almaviva whisk fair Rosina away from her ghastly guardian through a series of schemes fit for a Bugs Bunny cartoon. The “riotously funny” (The Australian) new production delights with colorful sets and costumes inspired by the seductive and playful spirit of southern Spain.

Listen to the music

 Images courtesy of Opera Queensland, © Stephen Henry, Photographer

In Italian with English subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes with 1 intermission

 

Così fan tutte

Jan. 13, 14, 17, 20, 24, 26, & 27, 2018

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Two buddies don disguises to test the faithfulness of their fiancées—and soon the game is on! Will the women fall for their new suitors? And if they do, who is really to blame? This quirky comedy of (bad) manners endures as one of opera’s most astute masterpieces, distinguished by a steady stream of ravishing melody—the sweetest and most passionate music Mozart ever wrote. Jonathan Miller’s acclaimed contemporary production “may be the funniest and most dramatically successful show Seattle Opera has ever staged.” –The Seattle Times

Listen to the music

Copyright Rozarii Lynch.

In Italian with English subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes with 1 intermission

 

Beatrice & Benedict

Feb. 24, 25, 28

Mar. 3, 7, 9, & 10, 2018

By Hector Berlioz

Kick off Seattle’s citywide Shakespeare celebration with an all-new one-of-a-kind theatrical hybrid! Overheard confessions, unfortunate reactions, tender reconciliations, and plenty of witty banter glide on a warm breeze of masterful orchestration. In this novel adaptation of Shakespeare’s lively comedy Much Ado About Nothing, Berlioz’s exuberant opera score is paired with English text lifted directly from the Bard himself. The result: a crossover cultural event sure to have the whole town talking.

"The creative combination of Seattle Symphony Orchestra Maestro Ludovic Morlot and ACT Theatre Artistic Director John Langs will bring a freshness to Berlioz's unique opera." —Aidan Lang, Seattle Opera General Director

"It’s a beautiful story in an epic setting at a time when the world needs a bittersweet romance and joy." —John Langs, ACT Theatre Artistic Director

Listen to the music

Copyright Philip Newton.

In English with English subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: Approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes with 1 intermission

 

Aida

May 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, & 19, 2018

By Giuseppe Verdi

A profoundly personal love story told on a grand scale, Aida showcases Verdi's power to translate human emotions into magnificent music. The high-stakes love triangle between a captured princess, a conflicted military commander, and the King’s formidable daughter unfolds in a variety of Egyptian locales amid glorious spectacle and rousing choruses—including the famous Triumphal March.

This visually imposing all-new production includes hieroglyphic projections by noted street artist RETNA and evocative choreography by in-demand visionary Jessica Lang. Aida looms large as a monumental masterpiece of the highest order.

Listen to the music

San Francisco Opera, Aida, 2016 © Cory Weaver

In Italian with English subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: 3 hours with 1 intermission.

 

Season ticket holders enjoy the same seats all year and save up to 38% off the cost of buying the operas individually. As our most loyal patrons, they also receive exlusive benefits including no-fee exchanges, seating upgrades, and more.

Season tickets are now available for any 3, 4, or all 5 operas in our 2017/18 season. Packages start at just $40 per opera. Visit our Prices & Packages page for detailed price lists and seating charts.

All it takes is $15 down to place your order for most packages, then use our interest-free payment plans to pay in automatic installments.

How To Purchase

Begin by clicking on the Order Now button to the right. You will be prompted to choose your day of week and seats.

Prefer personal assistance? Just call us at 206.389.7676. Representatives are available from 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday to answer questions.

BENEFITS for the 2017/18 Season

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

  • Big Savings: Up to 38% off the cost of buying the operas individually!
  • Seating Upgrades: Once per season, upgrade your seats for free! Upgrades are typically for one price level higher than your usual seats. 
  • Easy Ticket Exchanges: Switch to another date of the same opera with no fee.

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 38% 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 Madame Butterfly and Aida, ticket prices can increase as much as $80 per opera as opening night approaches, but subscribers have already locked in the best seats at a low price!
  • Interest-Free Payment Plans are available for subscribers paying by credit card. All we need is $15 down to place your order, then spread out the remaining balance in multiple payments through July 2017.
  • 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.
  • 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 2017/18 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 Così fan tutte or Beatrice and Benedict at 50% off single ticket prices.*
  • 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.

 

 

*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 2017/18 mainstage Seattle Opera season at McCaw Hall only.

All benefits are subject to availability.

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Frequently Asked Questions

MY SCHEDULE CHANGES A LOT. SHOULD I STILL BUY SEASON TICKETS?

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.

HOW MUCH WILL I SAVE?

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 38% off the individual tickets. Combine that with payment plans for a low monthly payment!

HOW DO I USE PAYMENT PLANS?

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 for packages with operas starting in October or January. 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 packages that start with October or January online, the checkout page will offer several convenient payment plan options, that automatically divide your total into monthly installments. Please note that if a performance is within oneYou may contact Audience Services at 206.389.7676 or tickets@seattleopera.org 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.

CAN I BUY SEASON TICKETS FOR LESS THAN $250?

Absolutely! Our most affordable days of the week to attend are Wednesday and Friday evenings. Five-opera packages on those days start at $199, which is just $40 per opera. Depending on the day and combination of operas, three-opera packages start at $132, and four-opera packages start at $168. 

Our newly announced triple pack offer, which includes Madame Butterfly, The Barber of Seville, and Aida, has packages that start at just $150 - including Saturday evenings! 

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. 

Learn more about discounted prices for those under 40 online, or call Audience Services at 206.389.7676 for more information.

CAN I BUY JUST 3 OR 4 OPERAS

Yes! 3- and 4-Opera packages are now on sale. New to subscribing? Select "Order Now" above, uncheck the opera or two that you do not wish to see, and select which series dates work best for you. 

DON'T SEE YOUR QUESTION HERE?

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