We’ll admit, opera can be a bit intimidating if you’ve never been before. Luckily, we’ve curated the perfect prix fixe menu: catch some of the greatest works by Puccini, Mozart and Verdi while also getting a deeper understanding of the art form with our exclusive pre-show talks. You’ll also enjoy intermission receptions with fellow first-timers—the wine’s on us! 

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With a Newcomer Package, you get: 

  • A really good deal (as in 10% off regular tickets). Packages start at only $63! 
  • Pre-show discussion on Newcomer Nights about what you’re going to see and hear so you become an expert 
  • “Newbies only” intermission receptions on Newcomer Nights with complimentary wine (of course) 
  • Easy Payment Plans, get started with a 1st payment as low as 20% of your total package price

Newcomer Package

The 2022/23 Newcomer Package includes tickets to the following performances: 

  • The Marriage of FigaroFebruary 16, 2023 at 7:30pm 
  • Otello – May 17, 2023 at 7:30pm 

All Newcomer Nights listed above include an exclusive Newcomer pre-performance talk before the performance and reception during intermission. 

Newcomer packages are available only to first-time subscribers (and Newcomer package holders from the 20/21 season).
To subscribe to the Newcomer Package, contact the Box Office at 213.972.8001 (Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm) or by email at

Please Note: by purchasing a 2022/23 Subscription you agree to abide by LA Opera's audience safety policies in place at the time of your performance.

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The not-so-fine print (your benefits explained). There are lots of these, so better go refresh that coffee first. We'll wait.

Join fellow Newcomers (who also want to learn what a sitzprobe is) at an informative yet fun pre-performance chat AND an exclusive intermission reception with complimentary wine.

If any performances in your Newcomer package are cancelled or if you don't feel comfortable attending in-person at the time of the performance, as a subscriber you can transfer or refund your tickets with no penalties.

Change of plans? No problem. We understand that these are uncertain times, and for the 2022/23 Season, we are pleased to extend complimentary exchanges to Newcomer subscription.  This means you can exchange your tickets for free as many times as you like. If you upgrade your seat section, opera or performance choice, you may have to pay the difference, but your exchange fee is waived.**

We get it - opera can be expensive especially when buying multiple tickets in a subscription.  That's where we can help!  You can spread your payments out over a couple months. To set up a payment plan, please order your subscription by phone by calling the Box Office at 213.972.8001 Monday through Saturday, from 10:00am - 6:00pm (PST).

Should anything change and you don’t feel comfortable joining us, we’ll be happy to exchange or refund your tickets free of charge.

If you can’t make a performance of that opera, don't fret,  you may donate your ticket back to LA Opera (FYI: we are a non-profit organization) for a tax-deductible donation (now it's your accountant's problem).**

**Ticket donations may be made up until two hours prior to curtain time of that performance; exceptions may be made for sold-out performances.

Newcomer packages are available only to first time subscribers. To subscribe to the Newcomer Package, please contact the Box Office.
Phone: 213.972.8001 (Monday-Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm)
Email: customerservice@laopera.org