Special Discounts


Discounted Tickets for College Students

Thanks to a group of San Diego Opera donors who want to share their passion for opera with local college students, you have a terrific opportunity to attend a top-quality opera production for a reduced price – this is made available because the donors are graciously underwriting the rest of the cost of your full-priced ticket!

Student subscriptions for the 2022/2023 season will be available soon. Please call Patron Services at 619-533-7000 for information.

Discount available with valid student ID.
  • All Student Subscription seats will be seated in the Orchestra section.
  • Orchestra tickets are $50 each, per person, per performance (this is an underwritten price especially for students – the full value of each seat is $200-$220).
  • Student package must include all three Mainstage productions.
  • You may purchase up to 2 tickets per performance (and your guest is not required to be a student).
  • Don’t Wait! Seat location assigned at time of purchase.

Get Subscriber Benefits

Your Subscription, Your Way
Create your own Subscription by mixing and matching your opera performance dates to create a series that suits your schedule.

Email Reminders
All Subscribers receive email reminders, one week prior to each opera performance, with everything you’ll need to know including events leading up to the operas, running time and even a weather forecast.

Pre-Opera Lectures in the Theatre
Before each Mainstage opera, enjoy an informative and enlightening 25-minute ‘intro’ to the opera with one of our famous lecturers.

You must be a full-time college/university student to purchase a Student Subscription. Teachers, professors and faculty are not eligible to participate in the Student Ticket program.

For more information, please call Patron Services at 619-533-7000.

First Time?
You will need to register and create an account with us in order to receive updates, ticket offers, and to purchase tickets.

Purchased Tickets Before?
If you have purchased Student Tickets within the last 3 years, we already have you in our database and you can go straight through to the purchase process.

Support the Students!
All donations to this program are welcome.


Thank You To Our Military Personnel!

Special-priced tickets are available for active military personnel. You can purchase a subscription at 50% off current ticket pricing and single tickets at 25% off current ticket pricing.  This offer is not available online. Please visit or contact Patron Services for information:

Discount available with valid Military ID.

Patron Services Office
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Telephone: 619-533-7000
Email: tickets@sdopera.com

Rush Tickets

Check back in the fall for details on Rush Ticket availability for our 2022/2023 Season.

Subject to availability, a limited number of Rush Tickets are available at the venue 2 hours before the performance.

  • Pricing: $75 per seat for Main Floor, $25 for upper sections (limited seating available)
  • The Rush Ticket line forms OUTSIDE the venue.
  • Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis to those in the Rush Ticket Line.
  • Rush seat locations will vary by performance and are subject to availability.
  • Tickets purchased in advance cannot be returned, exchanged or refunded for Rush Tickets.

If you choose to arrive earlier than 2 hours prior to the performance, we regret that we cannot provide shelter or seating while in the Rush line – so please come prepared.

Please call Patron Services at 619-533-7000 Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm for more information.

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