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Join the Young Friends Steering Committee!

Opera Theatre’s Young Friends Steering Committee was formed in 2009 to build interest, appreciation, and passion for opera and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis by engaging young professionals and exciting a new generation of opera-goers for the 21st century.

The Steering Committee is an enthusiastic group of young professionals who support the organization in a variety of ways: serving as hosts for Young Friends events during the season, planning unique pre-season events (such as Opera Tastings) to introduce opera to new audiences, and providing valuable insights and feedback as OTSL’s audience continues to grow. Members of the Steering Committee also serve as ambassadors for OTSL among their friends and through their professional affiliations.

Volunteer Sign Up Form

During each season, Young Friends nights are offered for each main season event. At each event, a special package price includes a pre-show dinner buffet with open bar and a ticket to the opera, plus the opportunity to mingle with other young professionals with a passion for the arts. Single tickets can be purchased to events, or with a “Pick Two… Or More” Pass, Young Friends can enjoy even greater value by subscribing. Young Friends subscriptions are among Opera Theatre’s most popular ticket packages – with subscribership in the program tripling since its launch in 2012.


Special thanks to Media Sponsor


Ashley Budde


Ty Rodgers



Heather Benz Tom Limbrick
Geoff Bowers Erin Mahony
Rebecca Buffington Molly McCann
Paul Cambridge Patrick McCann
Patrick Dallas Ryan Niehaus
Casey Gardonio-Foat Kaitlin Page
John Herget Isabel Pastrana
Amanda Koehler Kate Poss
Anthony Lancia Christina Rios
Laura Lancia Nathan Ruggles
Teresa Lane Miriam Ruiz
Erika Lewis Jessie Youngblood
Frecky Lewis  

Participation in the Young Friends Steering Committee and at Young Friends events is open to anyone under 45 years of age.


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