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2017/18 Season Tickets

2017/18 Season Tickets

Madame Butterfly

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The Barber of Seville

Così fan tutte

Beatrice & Benedict


Madame Butterfly

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

Cultures Clash, Hearts Break.

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By Giacomo Puccini

Internationally beloved for over a century, Puccini’s timeless classic enchants with glorious music of unparalleled passion and pathos. The elegant narrative recounts the whirlwind romance between a reckless American naval officer and a trusting geisha. Bound by tradition and honor, she alone must face the tragic aftermath when left abandoned. Musical highlights include the radiant “Flower Duet,” Butterfly’s poignant arias, and a rapturous love duet for the ages.

Kate Cherry’s “sublime, visually fantastic, must-see” ( production features new-to-Seattle sets and costumes, and the traditional staging also tips its hat to stylized Japanese theater.

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 New Zealand Opera 2013 Madame Butterfly, © Neil Mackenzie

Inspired by true events, Madame Butterfly is an often painful reminder of racial and cultural injustice found throughout America’s history. In July 2017, Seattle Opera is committed to participating in an open dialogue with the community on issues surrounding this work and will host a discussion open to all. Additionally, prior to performances, the lobby areas of McCaw Hall will be used for a large-scale exhibit, allowing audiences to consider the lasting impacts of American imperialism on people of Japanese and Asian ancestry which continued well into the 20th century. A month after Madame Butterfly closes, we will present An American Dream, a story depicting the incarceration of a Japanese American family in the '40s, to provide an essential second perspective for Madame Butterfly audiences.

Madame Butterfly is currently available to purchase as part of a season ticket package. Individual opera tickets go on sale May 24. Remind Me

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

The Barber of Seville

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

Young love conquers all.

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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.

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 Images courtesy of Opera Queensland, © Stephen Henry, Photographer

The Barber of Seville is currently available to purchase as part of a season ticket package. Individual opera tickets go on sale May 24. Remind Me

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

Così fan tutte

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

Mozart's comedy about sex. (Sort of.)

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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

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Copyright Rozarii Lynch.

Così fan tutte is currently available to purchase as part of a season ticket package. Individual opera tickets go on sale May 24. Remind Me

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

Beatrice & Benedict

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Feb. 24, 25, 28

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

Much ado about Shakespeare.

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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

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Copyright Philip Newton.

Beatrice and Benedict is currently available to purchase as part of a season ticket package. Individual opera tickets go on sale May 24. Remind Me

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


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

Verdi’s epic tale of star-crossed lovers.

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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.

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San Francisco Opera, Aida, 2016 © Cory Weaver

Aida is currently available to purchase as part of a season ticket package. Individual opera tickets go on sale May 24. Remind Me

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 exclusive benefits including FREE PARKING for the Fifth Avenue Garage with a 5-opera package purchase by July 20.

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, then use our interest-free payment plans to pay in automatic installments through July 2017.

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 3 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!
  • Free Parking: The deadline to receive free parking at the Fifth Avenue Garage with your 5-Opera subscription is July 20. Purchase a 5-opera package by July 20 and park free all season (a $70 value).
  • 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!
  • Free Parking for your five subscription operas – a $70 value! Available for the Fifth Avenue Garage only with 5-opera packages purchased by July 20. 
  • 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.


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 charts. 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.
  • Welcome Event: First-time Preferred Subscribers are invited to a special event just for them.
  • Thank You Gift: Stop by the Concierge desk pre-show at your first 2017/18 performance to pick up your special gift.
  • 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 2017/18 mainstage Seattle Opera season at McCaw Hall only.

All benefits are subject to availability.

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Frequently Asked Questions


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.

Already know you need a different date for one of your 2017/18 operas? No problem. Place your subscription order, then request an early exchange. Your season ticket mailing will include your new tickets for the performance(s) into which you exchanged.


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!


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.


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. 

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.


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. 


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