Austin Opera opens its season at the Long Center with An All-Star Concert: Opera’s Greatest Hits and Brightest Stars in Concert, bringing the beauty of live opera back to Austin while focusing on the safety of the artists and the audience. Sarah and Ernest Butler Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Timothy Myers returns to conduct these star-studded concerts—January 30 and 31, 2021—to help ring in the new year and to celebrate the uplifting and joyous power of live opera.
Austin Opera’s subscribers will be invited to help curate the program by submitting their favorite arias and duets for consideration. Audiences will be seated in a socially distanced hall following the guidelines put forth by the State of Texas and created in collaboration with the Long Center.
Headliners for An All-Star Concert are currently being finalized and will be announced later this fall.
Austin Opera subscribers who have renewed for the previously announced 2020–2021 Season will be reseated for An All-Star Concert to accommodate the latest social distancing requirements; seats will be as close to their original locations as possible.
Single tickets may be made available once all subscribers have been seated—stay tuned for an on-sale date.
For the Long Center productions of An All-Star Concert and Tosca, Austin Opera will provide a one-time digital at-home streaming option for subscribers who are either reluctant or unable to return to the theater. Each production’s opening-night performance will be filmed by an expert three-camera crew and a professional sound design team. A patron services representative will contact subscribers prior to the start of each production to explain the in-person and at-home choices.