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2018 Young Friends Nights

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  • May 19, June 2, 6, 16, 17, 23

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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La traviata - May 19, 8 p.m. Buy tickets for may 19  
La traviata - June 2, 1 p.m. Buy tickets for june 2  
La traviata - June 23, 8 p.m. Buy tickets for june 23  
Regina - June 16, 1 p.m. Buy tickets for june 16  
An American Soldier - June 6, 8 p.m. Buy tickets for june 6  
Orfeo & Euridice - June 17, 7 p.m. Buy tickets for june 17  

Please note that Young Friends tickets are not mailed in advance of the performance and must be picked up prior to the performance. Tickets including the pre-show dinner are picked up at the reserved Young Friends tent.