The 2011/ 2012 Seattle Opera season is set to begin soon and the line-up this year is filled with five classic performances. Even if you’re not an opera buff, you have heard of these. The season kicks off July 30th with Porgy and Bess followed by Carmen, Attila, Orpheus and Eurydice (okay I haven’t heard of this one!) and Madama Butterfly. We purchased our opera subscription this week and I am ecstatic about the fact that we received 50% off our tickets simply by being a member of the Seattle Opera Bravo! Club.
What is Bravo! and how did you get such a generous discount you ask? Founded in 1996, Bravo! Club is the premier Seattle-area arts organization for young people between the ages of 21 and 39. With a mission to develop new generations of opera lovers in Seattle, Bravo! provides its members with a variety of exciting social and educational events and discounted performance tickets. My husband John and I joined Bravo! last year and have enjoyed ourselves immensely at the many cocktail parties and social events they throw throughout the season at venues such as Teatro Zinzanni and Columbia Tower Club. Along with discounted opera tickets and invites to fabulous parties the benefits of a Bravo! club membership also include complimentary intermission receptions at Bravo! nights at the opera, exclusive invites to lectures and free per-performance talks. We have connected with a beautiful, sophisticated group of young professionals and from their passion have become even bigger fans of opera. Even if you’re not into opera (secret: many Bravo! members aren’t!) you can still attend any of the fabulous parties they put on.
The season kick-off party is being held on Wednesday, July 14th in the Alani Room at Palisade restaurant at Elliott bay marina and promises to be a vibrant event! For more information about joining Bravo! and upcoming events click here and I hope to see you at McCaw Hall this season!