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2018/19 Season Tickets

2018/19 Season Tickets

Porgy And Bess

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The Gershwins'® Porgy And Bess℠

Aug. 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, & 25, 2018

By George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin

The great American opera boasts some of the best songs ever written—including “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’,” “I Loves You, Porgy,” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” Our full-length operatic presentation retains all of the rhapsodic orchestral music and superb choral writing that enchanted sell-out McCaw Hall crowds in 2011. The vibrant mix of action, humor, romance, struggle, and celebration returns with a “perfect” (ClassicsToday.com) new staging that will inspire you to “rise up singing.”

Don’t miss this fully-staged Glimmerglass co-production that Bachtrack calls “an overall theatrical and musical success, proving one more time that Gershwin’s opus remains America’s most important 20th-century opera.”

Two-Day Sale: Save 25% on any performance of Porgy and Bess! No promo code needed; prices displayed online already reflect this discount. Hurry, offer ends at 11:59 PM on Sunday, July 22.

Watch the preview

Photo: Porgy and Bess, The Glimmerglass Festival, 2017. © Karli Cadel.

Listen to the music

Photo: Porgy and Bess, The Glimmerglass Festival, 2017. © Karli Cadel.

In English with English Subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: 3 hours, including 1 intermission.

 

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The Turn of the Screw

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

By Benjamin Britten

An unnamed governess travels to an isolated mansion, hired by a mysterious guardian to care for two orphaned children. What follows are a series of increasingly ominous encounters with “the others”—menacing spirits of the manor’s previous staff. Are the ghosts supernatural in origin, or are they the products of her overactive imagination? Britten’s seductive, luminous, and brilliantly structured score utilizes a variety of musical expression. A tantalizingly veiled portrait of psychological disintegration, with tangible tension throughout.

Expanding upon his “powerful and compelling” (Seattle P-I) staging, director Peter Kazaras heightens the haunting atmosphere with a labyrinthine new production for McCaw Hall.

Listen to the music

© Philip Newton

In English with English Subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes including 1 intermission.

 

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Il trovatore

Jan. 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 25, & 26, 2019

By Giuseppe Verdi

Packed with more hit songs than any opera but Carmen, Verdi’s hot-blooded melodrama thrills with swift action, intense pathos, and multiple moments where singers shine. During a time of civil war, a mother’s love clashes with a dark secret from her past as two rival soldiers feud for the favor of a noblewoman with a secret of her own. The abundance of masterful music had audiences shouting “Viva Verdi!” after its premiere. Our grand presentation of Verdi’s masterpiece fills McCaw Hall with more than 75 cast members, imposing sets and elaborate period costumes for an unforgettable night at the opera.

Listen to the music

© Philip Newton

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

 

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The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Feb. 23, 24, 27
Mar. 2, 6, 8, & 9, 2019

Music by Mason Bates
Libretto by Mark Campbell

Following the world premiere’s “rapturous reception” (The Washington Post), the smash hit of the 2017 Santa Fe Opera season makes its West Coast debut at McCaw Hall! This innovative and crowd-pleasing portrait of Apple’s visionary co-founder “does what opera does best: giving audiences a glimpse into the inner life of its title character” (Marin Independent Journal). Bates’s score dazzles with a glossy mix of lyrical and rhythmic music, combining traditional and electronic instrumentation. Campbell’s compelling, funny, and touching libretto interweaves universal themes of communication and connection, treating its subject with respect and humanity.

Kevin Newbury’s sharp and “visually stunning” (ABQ Journal) staging utilizes state-of-the-art technology to artfully conjure up and skillfully transition between the opera’s 18 scenes. A remarkable example of heightened theatrical imagination.

Watch the preview

© 2017 Santa Fe Opera

Listen to the music

© Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017

In English with English Subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: 1 hour and 25 minutes with no intermission.

 

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Carmen

May 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 17, & 18, 2019

By Georges Bizet

Bizet’s sexy thriller about an everyday soldier’s ill-fated obsession with the ultimate femme fatale is arguably the world’s most popular opera. Featuring an unrivaled procession of familiar melodies, Bizet’s lavish score brims with brilliant orchestration. Moving like a runaway train from its rousing, iconic overture to the shocking, tour-de-force finale, Carmen packs all the vibrancy and volatility of a bullfight into an irresistible theatrical event.

Renowned British director Paul Curran has garnered high praise on both sides of the Atlantic. He teams with frequent collaborator Gary McCann to create a grand theatrical arena (three different sets!) inhabited by a multitude of beautifully dressed factory girls, townsfolk, smugglers, soldiers, and toreadors.

Listen to the music

© Philip Newton

In French with English Subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance time: 3 hours and 30 minutes, including 2 intermissions.

 

This production of Carmen is recommended for ages 13 and up. Wondering if this opera is appropriate for your children?   Learn More

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 with a 5-opera package purchase by July 20.

Season tickets are now available for any 3, 4, or all 5 operas in our 2018/19 season. Packages start at just $40 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 the cost of your tickets out until two weeks before your first performance. To set up your interest-free payments call Audience Services at 206.389.7676 from 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday. 

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 2018/19 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: Purchase a 5-opera package by July 20 and park for free in the 5th Avenue Garage all season (an $85 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 Porgy and Bess and Carmen, 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—an $85 value! Free parking is in 5th Avenue Garage (next to the Gates Foundation) and is available 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 $20 down to place your order, spread the cost of your tickets out until 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 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 2018/19 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 the show 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 The Turn of the Screw or Il trovatore 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 2018/19 performance to pick up your special gift.

 

*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 2018/19 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.

To set up your interest-free payments call Audience Services at 206.389.7676 from 9 AM to 5 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 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.

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. Five-opera packages on start at $199 on Wednesdays, which is just $40 per opera. Depending on the date and combination of opears, three-opera packages start at $142 and four-opera packages start at $173.

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.

CAN I BUY just 3 or 4 operas?

Yes! 3- and 4-Opera packages are now on sale. 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.