Annie Burridge General Director & CEO
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Annie Burridge
General Director & CEO

The 2018-2019 season marks new beginnings and continued traditions at Austin Opera. 

We start the season with Verdi’s Otello, which hasn’t been seen in Austin in 20 years. This grand return to the Austin Opera stage features fan favorites Issachah Savage in the title role, Marina Costa-Jackson as Desdemona, and Michael Chioldi as lago. The production will feature dramatic sets and costumes and a key role for our Austin Opera Chorus.

We end the season with Puccini’s La bohème, his classic tale about six young bohemians in the heart of Paris’s Latin Quarter – with Alison Moritz (The Manchurian Candidate, 2016) directing the young lovers in the traditional and opulent production from San Francisco Opera. With some of opera’s most famous melodies, this show is the perfect end to a fantastic season.

In heart of the season, Austin Opera performs two thrilling company premiers. The first is Silent Night, the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera from Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell, the creators of our acclaimed The Manchurian Candidate. This touching opera, based on the Academy Award-winning film Joyeux Noël, tells of the miracle of a singular moment of peace during a turbulent time of war; our performances mark 100 years since the end of World War I. A true ensemble piece sung in five languages, Silent Night will be unlike anything you’ve seen on the Long Center stage.

The second company premiere is part of Austin Opera’s bold new artistic initiative, Opera ATX, in which we will bring new works, sensational Artists, and visionary creative teams to unique venues all around town. Our inaugural production of Opera ATX is Soldier Songs, written by noted contemporary composer David T. Little. This multisensory work combines elements of opera, theater, rock music, and video to explore the reality of war in a unique storytelling style. We’re kicking off this new program by performing in the historic Paramount Theatre in the heart of downtown Austin, and we can’t wait to show you how Opera ATX will facilitate operatic innovation in our city.

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Our subscription packages are designed to suit any budget or schedule!
Subscribers also receive an array of exclusive benefits.

Full Subscription


    • Subscribers save up to 40% off the price of single tickets
    • Save 20% on additional opera tickets added to your subscription. (NOT AVAILABLE WITH DUETS)

    • Subscribers receive ticketing priority and have access to the best seats in the house.

    • Love your seats?  Keep them as long as you renew, or receive priority to select others! (NOT AVAILABLE WITH DUETS)

    • Subscribers may receive replacement tickets at no charge in the event their original tickets are lost.

    • Unlimited FREE advance exchanges for subscribers.
    • Day of Show exchanges available for $10 per ticket.

    • No fees! No handling, exchange or add-on fees.
    • Premium seating.

Duets Package

A Duet package is the ultimate in ease and flexibility. All you have to do is select two operas from our Long Center offerings and your preferred dates and you will receive up to 15% off single ticket prices. Packages start at only $29 per ticket. Seating for Duets packages is prioritized after full subscription packages. Duet seating locations are not guaranteed to be renewed from season to season.


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Long Center Box Office Hours
Monday-Friday:10 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday: open during scheduled performances

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