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No matter what you love about opera, you’ll find it on the Long Center stage during Austin Opera’s 30th Anniversary Season.

Lush, romantic orchestration. Vocal acrobatics. Cinematic imagery. Poignantly beautiful melodies that draw you into another world. It’s all here. American composer Kevin Puts’ conspiracy drama pairs tour de force arias with subtle and intricate phrasing. The constant search for love and redemption is echoed in Wagner’s rich and textural score. Multiple high Cs that crescendo into over-the-top, dazzling cadenzas are part of the fun and light-hearted bel canto style that defines Donizetti. Puccini’s heartbreaking “Un bel dì” connects us all through a universal emotion that needs no translation.

Everything you love about opera… it’s all here. We can’t wait to welcome you when the curtain rises for Austin Opera’s 2016-17 Season.

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Richard Buckley
Artistic Director / Principal Conductor

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HOW TO RENEW YOUR 2016-17 SUBSCRIPTION: 5 OPTIONS

1. MAIL to Austin Opera
Complete your mailed renewal form and return with enclosed envelope and credit card details or check to: Austin Opera, 3009 Industrial Terrace, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78758

2. PHONE 512.610.7684
Please have your credit card and mailed renewal form ready. Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM

3. FAX 512.472.1243
Please fax your mailed renewal form with credit card payments only.

4. ONLINE AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Beginning on February 1, 2016, you may login using your email on file (see your mailed renewal form, listed under Step 1). Our new ticketing system will direct you to create a new password when you login. Don’t forget to add our September 17, 2016 performance of The Manchurian Candidate to your order so you don’t miss this one-night only event!

5. IN PERSON
Visit the Subscription Renewal Table in the Long Center lobby at any of our remaining 2015-16 Season performances. You may also visit our office during regular office hours.

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The Manchurian Candidate | Saturday, September 17, 2016

PUTS/CAMPBELL


Politics, intrigue, and conspiracy.
Pulitzer Prize-winning creators Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s acclaimed adaptation of the Richard Condon novel brings a riveting tale to operatic life at the Long Center to open our 30th Anniversary Season.

Sergeant Raymond Shaw is the brainwashed, unknowing accomplice of a secret plot to overthrow the US government through its presidential elections. Only Captain Ben Marco — his fellow POW — stands between Shaw and the destiny crafted for him by a group of dark collaborators.

Semi-staged direction by Alison Moritz and projection design by Greg Emetaz will create a powerful and imaginative dramatization of the paranoiac tale, which will take place with the Austin Opera Orchestra on stage, less than two months before the 2016 Presidential Elections.

David Adam Moore (baritone) as Sgt. Raymond Shaw
Brenda Harris (soprano) as Eleanor Iselin
John Lindsey (tenor) as Cpt. Ben Marco
Daniel Sumegi (bass-baritone) as Sen. Johnny Iselin

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The Flying Dutchman | November 12, 17, 20, 2016

RICHARD WAGNER


Deliverance through love.
Wagner’s powerful romantic opera, The Flying Dutchman, tells the supernatural tale of a captain cursed to navigate a ghost ship for all of eternity, a punishment for invoking Satan during a treacherous ocean voyage.

Only once every seven years can the Dutchman go ashore for a fleeting moment to find the true love that can release him from his never-ending prison at sea. The beautiful Senta may be the key to the Dutchman’s salvation, but only if she would abandon her family, friends, and suitor on land.

Rising star Eric Einhorn returns to Austin to direct a powerhouse cast in this story of imagination, filled with lush orchestral writing and soaring vocalism, in its first Austin performances in a decade.

Wayne Tigges (baritone) as The Dutchman
Melody Moore (soprano) as Senta
Clay Hilley (tenor) as Erik
Peter Volpe (bass) as Daland

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The Daughter of the Regiment | January 28, February 2, 5, 2017

GAETANO DONIZETTI


High comedy, romance and vocal fireworks.
Marie, the adoptive daughter of 1,500 soldiers of a French army regiment, is the charming tomboy who has fallen in love with the handsome Tonio. Only by joining the regiment can the young local boy be deemed fit by Marie’s “fathers” to win her hand.

Meanwhile, the Marquise of Birkenfeld knows the truth of Marie’s aristocratic birth and seeks to sweep the ingénue away from her regimental family and introduce her to high society and a marriage befitting her rank. Tonio must prevail over his lowly station if he and Marie are to find their way to love, against a backdrop of bel canto pyrotechnics, including Tonio’s famous tenor aria, “A mes amis,” marked by nine perilous high Cs.

The music of Donizetti’s masterpiece will be sung in French, mixed with a sparkling new English dialogue. Rod Caspers directs.

Rachele Gilmore (soprano) as Marie
René Barbera (tenor) as Tonio
Stefano de Peppo (bass) as Sergeant Sulpice
Cindy Sadler (mezzo-soprano) as The Marquise of Birkenfeld

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Madame Butterfly | April 29, May 4, 7, 2017

GIACOMO PUCCINI


The deepest love, the deepest betrayal.
Austin Opera’s 30th Season concludes with what is undoubtedly one of the most beloved operas of all time. Puccini’s heartbreakingly beautiful Madame Butterfly tells the tale of an American naval officer, Pinkerton, who recklessly takes Butterfly — Cio-Cio-San — as his bride, knowing that their time together in Japan will be fleeting.

Cio-Cio-San clings to her love for Pinkerton as she awaits his return to Japan… a return that Butterfly refuses to acknowledge may never come. The depth and purity of Butterfly’s love — and her inevitable and tragic end — is brought into stunning relief against Puccini’s unforgettable score.

Garnett Bruce leads his tenth production of Madame Butterfly, a hallmark opera of his directorial career.

Yunah Lee (soprano) as Cio-Cio San
Dominick Chenes (tenor) as Pinkerton
Michael Chioldi (baritone) as Sharpless
Mika Shigematsu (mezzo-soprano) as Suzuki

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Questions?

Call Patron Services at 512.610.7684

Austin Opera offers extraordinary musical experiences for your group of clients, friends, family or social groups!

Groups of 20 people or more can enjoy great seats with a discount of 20% (or more) off single ticket prices. Prices vary by production and day of week.

Priority Seating
Get the best seats for your dollar! Group reservations can be made in advance of public on-sale dates.

For more information or to get started, please contact Dianne Van Hulle, Patron Services Manager, by email or at (512) 610-7684. 

Contact Dianne Van Hulle, Patron Services Manager, email or at (512) 610-7684.

Students may purchase tickets at a special discounted rate of $15. Seating is based upon availability and the discretion of Austin Opera.

The following 2015-16 season performances are available at the student discounted rate:

Floyd’s OF MICE AND MEN
Saturday, January 23, 2016 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, January 28, 2016 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, January 31, 2016 @ 3:00pm

Rossini’s THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, May 1, 2016 @ 3:00pm

Purchase tickets through our online box office (use the promotional code: STUDENT15), by phone at (512) 610-7684, or at The Long Center Box Office at (512) 472-5995. Student tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis, subject to availability, and will be held at will call for pick-up. A valid student ID for each ticket will be required.

For more information, please contact Dianne Van Hulle, Patron Services Manager, via email or at (512) 610-7684.

Purchase Student Tickets  

Student ID

A valid student ID is required for each student ticket ordered.

How do I renew my 2016-17 Season subscription?

You have five options:

1. MAIL to Austin Opera
Complete your mailed renewal form and return with enclosed envelope and credit card details or check to: Austin Opera, 3009 Industrial Terrace, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78758

2. PHONE 512.610.7684
Please have your credit card and mailed renewal form ready. Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM

3. FAX 512.472.1243
Please fax your mailed renewal form with credit card payments only.

4. ONLINE AUSTINOPERA.ORG/RENEW AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Beginning on February 1, 2016, you may login using your email on file (see reverse side for email listed under Step 1). Our new ticketing system will direct you to create a new password when you login. Don’t forget to add our September 17, 2016 performance of The Manchurian Candidate to your order so you don’t miss this one-night only event!

5. IN PERSON
Visit the Subscription Renewal Table in the Long Center lobby at any of our remaining 2015-16 Season performances. You may also visit our office during regular office hours.

Questions?
Call Patron Services at 512.610.7684

How do I buy a 2015-16 Duet Subscription?

Duets are subscriptions to the remaining two productions of the 2015-16 season: Floyd’s Of Mice and Men and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. They include savings of 20% off regular ticket prices and you have the option of attending the Saturday, Thursday, or Sunday performances of each.

For Duets, click the PURCHASE DUET button below, or please contact Patron Services Manager, Dianne Van Hulle, at 512.610.7684.

PURCHASE DUET

How do I buy a 2016-17 Subscription?

As of April 1, 2016, season tickets will be available for purchase, to include: Puts/Campbell’s The Manchurian Candidate, Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment, and Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. A season subscription can includes the option of attending the Saturday, Thursday, or Sunday performances of each.

Season subscribers can save over 35% off regular ticket prices, plus they enjoy these additional subscriber benefits:

  • Priority seating
  • 20% off additional single ticket purchases
  • Free exchanges*: exchange your tickets for an alternate performance date at no cost (*Not valid for day-of-show exchanges.)

 How do I buy Single Tickets?

2015-16 Single Tickets are a fantastic way to take in a show when you can’t attend all three.

PURCHASE ONLINE NOW

Single Tickets to the 2016-17 Season will not be available for purchase until August 2016

If you’d prefer to purchase Single Tickets in person, visit the Box Office at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 West Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704 (map)

Long Center Box Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday:10 am – 6 pm
    Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm: 
  • Sunday: The box office is open for scheduled performances only

How do I buy Group Tickets?

Treat your group of 20 or more people to an evening or afternoon at the Opera. We will help you save 20% and create a first-rate group experience! Visit the GROUPS TAB on this page for more details.

How do I pick up tickets at will call?

Tickets are available 90 minutes before the performance time at the  Box Office at The Long Center.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express). You can also pay with cash or check in person at the Box Office at The Long Center.

What is the refund, exchange, or cancellation policy?

All sales are final with no refunds. Any ticket may be returned for a tax deductible donation up until curtain. We will send you a tax receipt after the performance acknowledging the value of the ticket, minus applicable fees.

Can I exchange my ticket for a different performance?

Season Ticket holders can make exchanges for a different performance or opera up to 24 hours prior to showtime by calling Patron Services at 512-610-7684. Exchanges are subject to availability.

 

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Call Dianne Van Hulle, Patron Services Manager, at 512.610.7684, Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm.

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512-474-5664
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Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday: open during scheduled performances