Toledo Opera began in 1959, and since that time has mounted productions of such challenging works as Richard Strauss’s Salome, The Rake’s Progress by Igor Stravinsky, Verdi’s Falstaff, and The Crucible by Robert Ward. English supertitles are provided during performances. Additionally, Student Night at the Opera introduces those in middle school and high school to the art form at the incredibly accessible price of $5 per ticket. Teachers can also bring the opera directly to the students through the touring Opera on Wheels presentations, which enable students to develop a personal relationship to opera.
Toledo Opera Information
- Public Transportation: Excellent (a short walk from several TARTA buses at Adams Street/Summit Street)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Four per season with multiple performances of each
- Ticket Prices: $30–$95, with prices varying by seat selection. Student rush tickets available 30 minutes before curtain. Seniors and groups receive a 10% discount
- Subscriptions: $98–$273 depending on seat selection. Subscriber benefits include priority seating; ticket exchange privileges; 20% off additional tickets; ticket insurance; free subscription to TOP NOTES, the Toledo Opera newsletter; invitations to Opera Insights, a pre-show preview about each production; and more
- Membership: Friend level members ($100–$249) receive a subscription to TOP NOTES, the Toledo Opera newsletter; a listing in the season program book; and invitations to Toledo Opera social events. Sponsor level members ($250–$499) also receive invitations to dress rehearsals with cocktail reception, and discounts to area restaurants on Opera performance nights.