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Young Friends at The Opera

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  • May 20, 31, June 3, 8, 18, 20, 24

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.

Young Friends Nights at the Opera

Your night begins with an exclusive pre-performance reception in a reserved tent in our gardens. This special event will feature a delicious buffet dinner by Ces and Judy’s Catering, in addition to wine, beer, and specialty cocktails from The Spirits of St. Louis. 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 under the stars and meet the singers you just saw on stage. It’s an evening 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!


New this Year: Young Friends Brunches!

Under 45? Love brunch? Join Opera Theatre for our brand-new Young Friends matinee receptions on June 3 and 24! Meet, mingle, and socialize with other young music-lovers during an unforgettable trip to the opera — without breaking the bank. Enjoy a catered brunch buffet and open bar along with great seats for the opera, all for just $49 per person. For even more savings, try a “Pick Two… Or More” pass starting at just $79.

Young Friends brunches are also the perfect solution for parents with young children! Drop off children ages 3-12 at Kids’ Club for an afternoon the whole family can enjoy.


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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. Tickets including complimentary wine and gelato are picked up at the box office the evening of the performance. Single tickets go on sale in late February.