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2020 Young Friends Events

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  • Receptions begin 90 minutes before the opera
  • Loretto-Hilton Center

Young Friends at the Opera

Update: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, Opera Theatre has been forced to cancel its 2020 Festival Season.


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.