You’ve had a flight of wine. How about a flight of opera?

Admit it: you’re curious about opera. But perhaps you’re a little worried you won’t fit in or understand what’s going on. Trust us, all kinds of people attend LA Opera, and if you can read this paragraph, you can read the subtitles we provide right above the action onstage.

We admit, though, that like wine, opera can take a bit of tasting before you get completely hooked (our true intent). So we’ve carefully curated a flight of opera just for virgin taste buds and paired it with some basics to help get you started.

Join us for the Next Newcomer Night:

Preshow lectures begin at 6:30 PM and performances begin at 7:30 PM

  • Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020 | The Marriage of Figaro (A beloved comedy where the servant is the real master-mind.

For Tickets to Newcomer Night call the Box Office at 213.972.8001 (Monday - Saturday | 10:00am - 6:00pm)


2020/21 Newcomer packages available on Jan. 26, 2020. With a newcomer package, you’ll get:

  • A really good deal (like 15% off regular tickets)
  • Preshow 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)
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BENEFIT details


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


Jump the queue: Newcomer subscribers receive priority purchasing for all mainstage productions and concerts/recitals/Off Grand presentations (like Psycho, Angel's Bone, Javier Camarena in Recital, and Rodelinda in Concert) before they go on sale to the public.  This will give you some killer bragging rights with your friends when you get the best seats in town.


Change of plans? Looks like rain? Surprise visit from the in-laws? No problem. You can exchange your tickets into the same seating section of the theater at a different performance of the same opera for only $5 (regular ticket buyers pay $25 per ticket).*


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).**


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).

Want to save on swanky dinners, drinks and overnight stays with great discounts at downtown LA hotels, restaurants and more? (Who wouldn't?) With our flashy Subscriber club card you can do just that.  You save on tickets, you save more on awesome nights out. (Valid September 2019 – June 2020)

*Exchanges may be subject to seating price increase and are based on availability.  Exchanges made less than 48 hours prior to curtain time are subject to a $25 Exchange Fee.

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

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