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2019/20 Season Tickets

2019/20 Season Tickets

Rigoletto

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Cinderella

Eugene Onegin

Yardbird

La bohème

Rigoletto

Aug. 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, & 28, 2019

Aug. 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, & 28, 2019

The perfect opera for those that have never attended one before."

Eclectic Arts


By Giuseppe Verdi

When the charismatic but nefarious Duke of Mantua sets his sights on a bitter minion’s innocent daughter, her overprotective father will stop at nothing to exact revenge on his powerful boss. This riveting masterpiece moves seamlessly between the glittering palace of the ruling class and the gritty squalor of those who struggle in servitude, painting a timely portrait of a divided society and its corrupt regime.

Hugely popular ever since its Venice premiere, Verdi’s thrilling melodrama boasts complex characters, an action-packed plot, and unforgettable music, including opera’s most famous quartet and the iconic La donna è mobile. Learn more about this production, preview the program articles and read reviews on our blog

"...more real and emotionally impactful than any production of Rigoletto I've witnessed." - San Francisco Classical Voice

"Rigoletto was mind-blowing! Absolutely the best production of an opera I've seen." - Lisa, via Facebook

"Rigoletto was just fantastic. I can't say that enough. I want the whole city to see it." - Page, via Twitter

Pricing and Availability

As of August 8, 2019

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© Neil Mackenzie


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Rigoletto, Opera Queensland, 2014 © Stephanie Do Rozario

In Italian with English Subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including 1 intermission

 

Rigoletto contains mature themes including violence and sexuality.   Read content advisory

Cinderella

Oct. 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 30
& Nov. 1, 2019

Oct. 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 30
& Nov. 1, 2019

Fun and colorful. A lively, romantic show—a true fairy tale.”

Bachtrach


By Gioachino Rossini

Rossini’s flowery adaptation of the ultimate rags-to-riches story mixes tenderness and frivolity with fabulous results. From its first class overture to its high-flying “happily ever after” finale, the comedic love story delivers delights by the dozen. Toe-tapping tunes, bright ensembles, colorful characters, and ridiculous situations make this valentine to kindness sparkle with an enchantment all its own.

Inspired by Charles Dickens and the cheeky “panto” shows enjoyed in English music halls, director Lindy Hume sets the fairy tale in and around a Victorian emporium. With costumes and dances reminiscent of Mary Poppins, multi-level sets, and a dash of stage magic, Hume shines a light on the gleaming potential for goodness in a dark world.

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Cinderella, San Diego Opera, 2016 © J. Katarzyna Woronowicz Johnson

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Cinderella, San Diego Opera, 2016 © J. Katarzyna Woronowicz Johnson

In Italian with English Subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: 2 hours and 55 minutes including 1 intermission

 

Wondering if this opera appropriate for your children?   Learn More

Eugene Onegin

Jan. 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 24, & 25, 2020

Jan. 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 24, & 25, 2020

A striking new production. The sumptuous costumes and elegant scenery tastefully convey the continental opulence of rich gentry in nineteenth-century Russia.”

Opera News


By Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky

The gifted Nutcracker composer returns to McCaw Hall with an elegant Russian romance. Based on Alexander Pushkin’s verse novel, the poignant opera chronicles a young woman’s infatuation with a dashing but restless nobleman. Alas, their emotions are out of sync. His lack of empathy sets in motion a series of regrettable events, culminating in remorse, loneliness, and love unfulfilled.

Tchaikovsky’s lush and lyrical music includes show-stopping ballroom dances, tense confrontations, blissful duets, forlorn farewells, and of course Tatyana’s tour-de-force “Letter Aria.” A sophisticated and melancholy masterpiece by one of classical music’s most universally beloved composers.

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Eugene Onegin, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, 2017 © Cory Weaver

In Russian with English Subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes including two intermissions

 

Wondering if this opera appropriate for your children?   Learn More

Charlie Parker's Yardbird

Feb. 22, 23, 26, 29
Mar. 1, 4, 6, & 7, 2020

Feb. 22, 23, 26, 29
Mar. 1, 4, 6, & 7, 2020

A swift-paced opera with a pulsing, jazz-infused score.”

The New York Times


Music by Daniel Schnyder
Libretto by Bridgette A. Wimberly

Finding himself in a deserted limbo, the ghost of tormented jazz great and bebop innovator Charlie “Yardbird” Parker struggles to complete one last masterpiece. In a series of flashbacks, the legendary saxophonist remembers the heyday of famous New York City jazz club Birdland and revisits the demons, inspirations, and women who have fueled and hindered his creative genius.

“Marked by long melismatic phrases and highly virtuosic and individualized vocal ornamentation, the pyrotechnic vocal displays in bel canto draw a direct parallel to the rapid fire musical lines of jazz” (The Daily Beast). The dreamlike score for 7 voices and 24-piece classical orchestra showcases the unexpected pairing of a flexible operatic tenor with the fluid, improvisational spirit of bebop: a match made in music heaven.

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Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2017 © Todd Rosenberg

In English with English Subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: 90 minutes with no intermission

 

Wondering if this opera appropriate for your children?   Learn More

La bohème

May 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, & 19, 2020

May 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, & 19, 2020

Puccini’s score is intoxicatingly beautiful… The visual aspect of the production was magical.”

The Seattle Times


By Giacomo Puccini

A smash hit for over a century, this profoundly romantic story of four young Parisians who sacrifice everything for art and love is guaranteed to touch your heart. Puccini’s unmatched gift for melody adds remarkable poignancy to the simple joys and heartbreaking sorrows of the idealistic bohemians. Camaraderie, compassion, and sincere emotional truths make the very human characters among the most appealing in opera. Their sweeping passions, masterfully conveyed by an iconic score, make La bohème easy to love—and impossible to forget.

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La bohème, Seattle Opera, 2013 © Elise Bakketun

In Italian with English Subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: 2 hours, 36 minutes, including 2 intermissions

New this season! Join us for a weekday matinee performance Tuesday, May 19 at 11 AM.  Seniors 65+  pay only $80 for main floor seats! School groups also enjoy special rates. 

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Season ticket holders enjoy the same seats all year and save up to 35% off the cost of buying the operas individually. Plus enjoy exclusive benefits including behind-the-scenes events, and flexible ticket exchanges.

5-, 4- or 3-opera season ticket packages are currently available starting at just $43 per opera. Visit our Prices & Packages page for detailed price lists and seating charts.

All it takes is $20 down to place your order. Then use our flexible, interest-free payment plans to spread out the cost of your tickets until two weeks before your first performance. To set up a payment plan that will meet your needs please contact Audience Services at 206.389.7676 from 10 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday. 

HOW TO PURCHASE

Click the Order Now button. You will be prompted to choose your operas, day of week, and seating section.

Prefer personal assistance? Just call us at 206.389.7676. Representatives are available from 10 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday to answer questions.


BENEFITS for the 2019/20 Season

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

  • Big Savings: Up to 35% off the cost of buying the operas individually!
  • Easy Ticket Exchanges: Switch to another date of the same opera with no fee.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Access including costume preview events and more.

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 35% 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 Rigoletto and La bohème, ticket prices can increase as much as $80 per opera, but subscribers have already locked in the best seats at a low price!
  • Free Parking for all five mainstage operas when you purchase a 5-opera package before July 19, 2019.
  • Interest-Free Payment Plans are available for subscribers paying by credit card. All we need is $20 down to place your order, then you choose how to spread out the cost of your tickets until two weeks before your first performance. To set up a payment plan that will meet your needs please contact Audience Services at 206.389.7676 from 10 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday.
  • Flexible Ticket Exchanges: Know in advance that you can't make a performance? Only subscribers may exchange their tickets, without fees, to another performance of the same opera. Simply contact us before 4 PM on your performance day (or 4 PM. Saturday for Sunday performances).
  • 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 the five mainstage productions in the 2019/20 Season.* Single tickets are not currently available but will go on sale to subscribers in late spring, ahead of the general public.
  • One-Time Seating Upgrade: Season ticket holders are invited to try out a different seat for free at a mainstage performance of their choosing. Upgrades 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 select performances at 50% off single ticket prices.*
  • Costume Preview Event: Enjoy an in-person look at costumes for one of the season's upcoming productions. See the extraordinary detail and craftsmanship that goes into every costume that graces the Seattle Opera mainstage.

 

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. Details to follow in your mailed and emailed invitation.
  • Thank You Gift: Stop by the Concierge desk pre-show at your first 2019/20 performance to pick up your special gift.

 

*Ticket discounts do not apply to DCP, OCA, and $35 ticket seating 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 2019/20 mainstage Seattle Opera season at McCaw Hall only and do not include Three Singing Sisters.

All benefits are subject to availability. Free parking is for 5-opera packages ordered by July 19, 2019 only and does not include Three Singing Sisters.

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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 PM. on the day of your performance (or 4 PM 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 35% 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.

To set up a payment plan that will meet your needs please contact Audience Services at 206.389.7676 from 10 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday. At a minimum, your payment today must include the $20 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 scheduled payment. Your final payment must be scheduled at least two weeks prior to the start of the first opera in your season ticket package.

You 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 $200?

Absolutely! Our most affordable days of the week to attend are Wednesday and Friday evenings. Three-opera packages start at just $153 or if you want the full experience, see all five operas for just $215 (that's just $43 per opera!).

Under 40? Consider joining BRAVO!, our group for young professionals. Your $85 annual membership fee quickly pays for itself with season tickets at a 50% discount, free wine and coffee at 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.

CAN I BUY just 3 or 4 operas?

Yes! Simply select the combination of operas you want to attend and your preferred series. On the following page, select your seating area and then let us know of any special requests in the text box at the bottom of the seat selection page.

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.