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2020/21 Season Tickets

2020/21 Season Tickets

Pagliacci & Cavalleria rusticana

The Elixir of Love

Don Giovanni

Flight

Tosca

Pagliacci & Cavalleria rusticana

A masterful, perfect Verismo opera evening.”

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Pagliacci: Music and Libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Cavalleria rusticana: Music by Pietro Mascagni; Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci

Experience twice the drama and twice the thrill with an earthy new production of opera’s classic double bill. Small-town lives are turned upside down when a returning soldier and a vengeful clown upset provincial norms, resulting in shocking crimes of passion. In a single performance, two distinct yet complementary tales of adultery, jealousy, and revenge explore elemental emotions in true verismo style.

Guy Montavon’s highly theatrical new production transforms the public squares of southern Italy into a revolving mask-filled arena, with eye-catching commedia dell’arte costumes for Leoncavallo’s clowns. As the chorus watches like spectators at a coliseum, the characters cannot escape their tragic fates.

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Pagliacci and Cavalleria rusticana, © Thilo Beu, THEATER BONN

Pagliacci & Cavalleria rusticana is currently available to purchase as part of a season ticket package. Individual opera tickets go on sale April 21. Remind Me

In Italian with English Subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance time: 3 hours including one intermission


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The Elixir of Love

[A] traditional production, played against a handsome harvest-time set.”

Los Angeles Times

Audiences love its charming boy-meets-girl plot [and] the stream of glorious melody is a perennial favorite.”

Phillymag.com


Music by Gaetano Donizetti; Libretto by Felice Romani

Utterly enjoyable from first sip to last, this fizzy concoction is opera’s most winning comedy. A lovestruck bumpkin is about to lose the company of a rich and independent landowner. Crossing paths with a quack doctor, he soon gets duped in more ways than one. Wine, a windfall, and a fateful “furtive tear” eventually reveal happy truths as sincerity triumphs amid much rejoicing.

Not seen in Seattle since 1998, the colorful comedy returns with a “well-staged and heartfelt” (Santa Fe Reporter) production that has everything: winking humor, relatable human characters, and a charming love story—all set to masterful bel canto music that makes the soul sing.

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Elixir of Love, Santa Fe Opera, 2016 © Ken Howard

The Elixir of Love is currently available to purchase as part of a season ticket package. Individual opera tickets go on sale May 27. Remind Me

In Italian with English Subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes including one intermission


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Don Giovanni

Okulitch sings with richness, vigor and subtle lyricism and brings a dark, brooding quality to the character.”

The New York Times

Bybee carried the show with his smoldering characterization, sung with his formidable baritone.”

Philly.com


Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

What goes around comes around on Mozart’s carousel of karma. Legendary libertine Don Giovanni is skilled in seduction yet lacks a moral compass, thoughtlessly moving from conquest to conquest, even murdering without remorse. But a dark fate will bring his joyride to a shocking conclusion, leaving the survivors who knew him forever changed. Filled with varied and evocative music of perfect elegance, Mozart’s complex creation stands apart as his boldest masterpiece.

Staged and conducted by female artists, an all-new production brings unique insight to a timeless portrait of the ultimate predator. Glamourous costumes combine period silhouettes with modern sensibility. The action plays out on a multifaceted carnival ride whose chic exterior promises pleasure and abundance while concealing a rotten core.

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Don Giovanni © Philip Newton

Don Giovanni is currently available to purchase as part of a season ticket package. Individual opera tickets go on sale May 27. Remind Me

In Italian with English Subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: 3 hours and 25 minutes including one intermission


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Flight

Adventurous and highly entertaining. A genuine audience-pleaser.”

OPERA NEWS

Flight is that rarest thing, a popular new comic opera… Dove’s music flies, the opera is fun, and people are going to love it.”

The Evening Standard


Music by Jonathan Dove; Libretto by April De Angelis

What would you do if you were stranded indefinitely? Based on actual events—stateless refugee Mehran Karimi Nasseri’s 18-year forced residency at Charles de Gaulle airport—this ensemble dramedy “soars high” (Opera Today), with “a colorful, energetic, tonally accessible score and a relatable, witty libretto” (OPERA NEWS). An omniscient air traffic controller watches over a departure lounge bustling with cynical flight attendants, an excitable couple on vacation, a mysterious older woman, and an Eastern European diplomat and his expectant wife, all of whom must wait out a storm. Meanwhile, the hapless refugee plays cat and mouse with an immigration officer as the story darts deftly between humor and moving meditations on love, identity, and human connection.

Set in the everyday world of an airport terminal, the Seattle premiere of this “uniquely satisfying” (Guardian UK) production surprises with vibrant theatrical touches and energetic ensemble movement. The opera’s vignettes are presented with winning humor, but without easy resolutions. In the end we discover that it is compassion (both for ourselves and for one another) that will see us through to fly another day.

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Flight, Opera Parallèle, 2017 © Steve di Bartolomeo

Flight is currently available to purchase as part of a season ticket package. Individual opera tickets go on sale May 27. Remind Me

In English with English Subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes including one intermission


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Tosca

All this action played out against beautiful painterly sets from Italy’s Ercole Sormani. The audience buzz at the first intermission was positively electric. Tosca has just about everything: great tunes, desperate lovers, loads of action, and a bad guy you love to hate.”

The Seattle Times


Music by Giacomo Puccini; Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica

Don’t mess with the diva! A fiery prima donna struggles to free her true love from the clutches of a ruthless police chief in Puccini’s surefire favorite. Filled with iconic arias and impressive musical moments, the rousing score brings Tosca’s emotional extremes into sharp relief as the story rushes towards its thrilling conclusion. The crackling melodrama grabs hold from the get-go, making Tosca ideal for anyone who loves drama and music.

Two international headliners alternate in the title role. The “superb” (Sidney Morning Herald) Saioa Hernández “won La Scala hearts [in] an instant love affair between soprano and audience” (Bachtrack). And the “splendid” (Das Opernglas) Armenian soprano Karine Babajanyan, whose “voice is strong and appealingly colored, sings with confidence and intelligence” (OPERA).

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Tosca, Seattle Opera, 2015 © Elise Bakketun

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Tosca, Seattle Opera, 2015 © Elise Bakketun

Tosca is currently available to purchase as part of a season ticket package. Individual opera tickets go on sale May 27. Remind Me

In Italian with English Subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes, including two intermissions


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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 free parking, behind-the-scenes events, and flexible ticket exchanges.

Five-opera season tickets are currently available starting at just $45 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 July 2020. You can set up your interest-free payments when your order online or call Audience Services at 206.389.7676 from 10 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday.

HOW TO PURCHASE

Current 2019/20 subscribers: Log in to start your renewal. You will have the option to renew as-is or request a change.

New subscribers: 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.

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Benefits for the 2020/21 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!
  • Free Parking for all five mainstage operas when you purchase a 5-opera package before February 19, 2020.
  • 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.

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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 Don Giovanni and Tosca, ticket prices can increase as much as $88 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 February 19, 2020.
  • 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 July 2020 or two weeks before your first performance.
  • 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 4:00 PM on your performance day (for Sunday matinee performances exchanges must be requested by 4:00 PM the previous day).
  • 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 2020/21 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 40% 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.

 

*Ticket discounts do not apply to DCP, OCA, and Second Tier Value 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 2020/21 mainstage Seattle Opera season at McCaw Hall only and does not include any recital or add-on events.

All benefits are subject to availability. Free parking is for 5-opera packages ordered by February 19, 2020 only and does not include parking for recitals or any add-on events.

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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 4:00 PM on the day of your performance (for Sunday matinee performances exchanges must be requested by 4:00 PM the previous day). 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.

You can set up your interest-free payments when you order online or call 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 down payment. 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 $250?

Absolutely! Our most affordable days of the week to attend are Wednesday and Friday evenings. Five-opera packages start at $225 on Wednesdays (that's just $45 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?

3- and 4-opera packages are not available at this time.  The best way to maximize your savings and guarantee best availability is to purchase a 5-opera package. 

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