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by   |  August 17, 2012
Opera Season

Opera season usually starts in the late summer, but depends on the venue.

Opera season is upon us, and that means it’s prime time for opera fans to purchase season tickets.
 
When exactly does opera season start?
The answer is simple: it depends on the venue.   Many opera houses throughout the world begin their seasons in August, while others–such as the Metropolitan Opera Company–begin in September.
 
On the other hand, the nice thing about “community” opera productions is that you can often catch them year-round.   Check your city websites for local listings of community opera shows.
 

How long does opera season last?  
In most cases, it starts late summer and lasts until spring.   On rare occasion, however, opera companies extend their season throughout the entire year.   The opera house at Covent Garden only takes a break for the month of July.
 
Check the websites of opera houses in your area to find out when their season starts, how long it lasts, and where to purchase tickets.   You’ll probably have to do a lot of clicking around.   Opera companies don’t always post straight-forward answers to your questions on their websites, but all the information should be there . . . somewhere.
 
The best–and sometimes the only–place to look is at their production schedule.   Very often they have a calendar that lists what shows are playing and when.   You’ll probably have to scroll through the whole thing to figure out when their season begins and ends.   Until opera companies become more user-friendly and transparent with information like this, viewing the season calendar is the best option.

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Having achieved so many of her own dreams, Mimi West has devoted her career to paying it forward to the rising generation of musicians. You can follow her on Twitter @mydreamteacher.
Publshed: August 17, 2012  | 
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