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2019 Young Friends Events

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Young Friends at the Opera

Young Friends events are designed to give patrons 45 and under the chance to meet, mingle, and socialize during an unforgettable night at the opera — without breaking the bank.

Each event begins with an exclusive reception that starts an hour-and-a-half before each performance in a reserved tent in our gardens. This special event will feature a delicious buffet by Ces and Judy’s Catering, in addition to wine and beer. At evening performances, enjoy specialty cocktails from The Spirits of St. Louis. At matinees, enjoy SqWires’ famous Bloody Mary bar and mimosas. Mix, mingle, make new friends, and catch up with old ones — and then get the inside scoop on that night’s opera with brief, informal remarks from a member of OTSL’s artistic staff.

Once the performance is over, join the rest of the audience for cocktails in the gardens and meet the singers you just saw on stage. It’s an event you’ll be talking about for weeks to come, whether you’re a life-long fan or an opera newcomer!

Admission to Young Friends is open to anyone 45 years of age or younger. All-inclusive tickets are just $49 per person, or purchase a “Pick Two… Or More” Pass starting at only $79. We strongly recommend that you book early, as our Young Friends dinner events sell out well in advance every year!

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2019 Young Friends Performances

Saturday, May 25 — The Marriage of Figaro

6:30 p.m. Dinner Reception | 8 p.m. Performance

Wednesday, June 5 — Rigoletto

6:30 p.m. Dinner Reception | 8 p.m. Performance

Thursday, June 13 — The Coronation of Poppea

6:30 p.m. Dinner Reception | 8 p.m. Performance

Friday, June 21 — Fire Shut Up in My Bones

6:30 p.m. Dinner Reception | 8 p.m. Performance

Saturday, June 22 — Rigoletto

11:30 a.m. Brunch Reception | 1 p.m. Performance

Saturday, June 29 — The Marriage of Figaro

6:30 p.m. Dinner Reception | 8 p.m. Performance