By Francisco Salazar
The Seattle Opera has announced a new program to make opera more accessible.
The company noted that “in an effort to make opera accessible for all, the Sunday’s performance of ‘The Elixir of Love’ will be Pay What You Wish.”
Audiences will pay a minimum of just $5 and will pay what they wish, which will allow operagoers to purchase tickets at whatever price point is comfortable for their budget.
The Sunday, August 14 cast will inlcude Salome Jicia, Andres Acosta, Rodion Pogossov, and Luca Pisaroni. Giampaolo Bisant conducts the Donizetti masterpiece.
“The Elixir of Love” runs through August 20, 2022. This season the company is also showing “Tristan and Isolde,” “Samson et Dalila,” “A Thousand Splendid Nights,” and “La Traviata.”