The Marriage of Figaro: Friday, October 26, 7pm
Carmen: Friday, April 5, 7pm
San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd Avenue and B Street, Downtown San Diego


Dear Members and Friends,

Please join us for unforgettable music and drama during San Diego Opera's 2018-2019 Season with a special discounts and enhancements just for you! This great offer includes:

  • 20% off all tickets to the Friday evening performances of Mozart's classic comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro with a libretto based on the Pierre Beaumarchais comedy La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro (sung in Italian) and Bizet's passionate, iconic opera, Carmen sung in French.
  • Free pre-opera lecture, 1 hour before each performance, available to all ticket holders for that particular performance.
  • Free backstage tours, beginning at 5:30pm. Please email Vanessa at Vanessa.Dinning@sdopera.org to reserve your spot, subject to availability.
  • $10.00 handling fee waived.

Plan Your Evening

Come early and stay late for great free events and fun with friends.


About The Marriage of Figaro

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Figaro, a barber, matchmaker, and good-natured schemer, has fallen in love. On the eve of his marriage to Susanna, his master Count Almaviva, sets his wandering eye on the bride-to-be. Servant and master engage in a battle of the wits as this opera covers a single day of mad capped adventure.

With some of the most recognizable music ever written for the opera stage, Mozart and his librettist Da Ponte, explore the rise of the servant class as they overthrow the ruling class with humor, wit, and biting satire.


Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

The approximate run time is three hours and fifteen minutes, including one intermission.


About Carmen

by Georges Bizet

Carmen is one fiery gypsy woman…a femme fatale who lives life on her own provocative terms. The next notch on her belt is the naïve soldier Don Jose who is bewitched by her passion and gives up everything to be with her, including his sweetheart Micaela. In her true heartless fashion, Carmen becomes bored and callously drops her young lover when her path collides with the macho bullfighting Escamillo. Obsessed and alone, will Don Jose’s jealousy ignites an emotional bonfire that destroys them all.

Carmen is an archetype of literature and art set to passionate music that will burn up the stage with its unbridled drama and incredible music, including the “Toreador Song” and the seductive “Habanera.”


Sung in French with projected English translations.

The approximate run time is three hours and fifteen minutes, including one intermission.