2016/17 Subscriptions Now On Sale

We have created a new and improved subscriber package with exclusive benefits for our most dedicated patrons. From unlimited exchanges to new perks like our Venue Concierge and BLO Guest Pass, it’s never been a better time to be a BLO subscriber!

Subscribe by May 16th for priority seating.


Start at $124


Celebrate your passion for opera and enjoy the full package of benefits in BLO’s 40th Anniversary Season
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Start at $100


Create a custom package with any three of BLO’s world-class operas along with a host of privileges and updates
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Start at $110


Break the mold with two of BLO’s operas and the groundbreaking Opera Annex production with the same Trio package benefits
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World-class opera
in BLO’s 4Oth
Anniversary Season
Excellent, personal
customer service
Access to
Access to the
best seats in advance
of general public
No handling fees
to BLO’s bi-annual
magazine, CODA
to special
insider events
lost ticket
Discounts to
neighborhood partners
and restaurants
payment plan
Seating priority
for following
year renewals
Reduced fees
on additional
Discounts on
additional tickets
at package rate
Access to
BLO On-Site
Missed performance
exchange options
Free seat
BLO Guest Pass—
Bring a friend
for FREE
thank you gift

Why Should You Become a Subscriber?

  • Best Seats – Get the best seats in the house.
    Subscribers get first pick of the best seats available. Keep your seats year to year, or request an upgrade—all before single ticket sales begin.
  • Free Exchanges – Hassle-free exchanges.
    Life moves fast. That’s why we’re as flexible as you need us to be. With 48 hours’ notice, we can exchange your tickets from one performance date to another— even another production.
  • Personal Service – Patrons are our priority.
    Our Audience Services team is at your disposal. Subscribers receive personalized service, seating, exchanges and more at no extra cost.
  • Ticket Insurance – Dog ate your tickets?
    Don’t worry about misplaced tickets again. At no additional cost, our Audience Services team will gladly replace your tickets before the show.
  • Payment Plan – A payment plan designed with you in mind.
    BLO offers a secure and easy plan to pay your subscription—sign up and pay just half upfront.
  • Insider Info – Always be the first to know.
    Subscribers receive exclusive emails and alerts—from press releases to pre-performance tips, you’ll always be an insider.
  • Magazine
    Complimentary subscription to BLO’s NEW bi-annual opera magazine, Coda.
  • Invitations – Your name on every guest-list.
    Because what goes better with opera than BLO’s fun, informative events? As a subscriber, we’ll extend invitations to you for all of them.
  • Guaranteed Time with the Arts – Dedicate some time.
    We know how busy life gets. What better, amidst meetings and deadlines, than a night at the opera to look forward to?

Current Subscribers

Need to exchange or donate tickets?
Please call BLO Audience Services at 617-542-6772 or email boxoffice@blo.org to arrange a ticket exchange or donation with at least 48-hours in advance of the performance. To complete the exchange or donation, all tickets being exchanged or donated need to be sent back to BLO by at least 48 hours before the performance to:

Boston Lyric Opera
11 Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111

You may substitute mailing the physical ticket to BLO’s office by writing “VOID” on each exchanged/ donated ticket and sending an image to boxoffice@blo.org or via fax to 617-542-4913. BLO’s Audience Services team will find similar seating to your original seat(s), depending upon availability.

Want to invite a friend to the Opera?
Call BLO Audience Services directly at 617-542-6772 to purchase tickets without additional service fees. Based on availability, our Audience Services team will do their best to seat additional tickets close to your subscription seats.

Need replacement tickets?
Please call BLO Audience Services at 617-542-6772 or email boxoffice@blo.org if you have lost your opera tickets. If there is ample time, tickets can be re-mailed via USPS. If the performance date is too close, BLO Audience Services can hold tickets at the Will Call table.

Sign up for insider information and Know Before You Go emails.
If you do not already receive email communications from BLO, please email boxoffice@blo.org to be added to our subscriber email list.

Need more information on your subscription or about the Operas?
Please do not hesitate to contact BLO Audience Services at 617-542-6772 (M-F, 10-5) or boxoffice@blo.org with any additional questions.

Student Tickets

We have special discounts for students available for all of our operas!

Advanced Single Tickets: Students get 50% off Zone C or D priced tickets. Available in person only at the Wang Theatre Box Office, Tues-Sat 12 pm-6 pm. 1 per student ID.
RUSH Tickets: Students get $20 tickets, best available. Cash only. Available in person only at the Shubert Theatre Box Office 90 minutes before the performance begins. 2 per student ID.

STUDENT SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE! See 2 or more Operas! Students are eligible for student subscriptions – 50% off C or D priced tickets and NO FEES! To purchase, call BLO Audience Services at 617.542.6772.

You have questions? We have answers!

2016/17 Season Q&A

How will subscriptions work in four venues next Season? Will I get the same seats?
For each of next year’s venues, our Audience Services team will make every effort to find you great seats virtually equivalent to your previous subscription. If you have specific requests or needs, please indicate them on your renewal form or contact our Audience Services team.

What’s included in my subscription?
We are rolling out a new and improved subscriber’s package that includes many of the benefits you already know, like free exchanges and pre-show talks, as well as new benefits like the BLO Guest Pass and on-site Concierge Service. All package prices include ticket costs, any venue-related fees and all benefits customized to your package selection.

I would like to order additional tickets that are not included in my subscription. How do I do that?
Subscribers can buy additional tickets at a special rate at any time. Moving forward, all patrons will be able to purchase their tickets from BLO’s Audience Services team or online.

When will I get my tickets?
Subscriber packages will be mailed this summer, and they will include tickets, details on subscriber benefits, restaurant partners, parking and other helpful information for BLO’s 2016/17 Season. If you have a payment plan your tickets will be mailed as soon as your balance is paid in full. If for some reason you do not receive your tickets at least two weeks before your performance date, contact our Audience Services team so that we may resolve the situation for you as quickly as possible.

What are my parking options for next season? How do I get to each venue?
While it’s very possible you already know the theaters, complete directions along with parking options and rates will be included in your subscriber package, email performance reminders, on each show page, and on our Getting There page, beginning this summer.

When will restaurant discounts be available?
A listing of 2016/17 restaurant partners and discount offers will be included in your mailed ticket package, email performance reminders, and on our Make A Night Of It page, beginning this summer.

What are my accessible seating options?
Accessible seating is available in all venues for all operas next Season. For specific requests or questions, please contact our Audience Services team and we will be happy to accommodate you.

Will there be concessions?
Yes. Concessions will be available for purchase at all venues prior to the performance and during intermission.

Where will the Orfeo Lounge be located?
For donors of $3,000 and above, we will continue to hold our Orfeo Lounges prior to performances and in some cases, at intermission! Watch your inbox and mailbox for more details. For more immediate information on Orfeo Society membership, contact Erin Coffey at 617.542.4912 x227 or ecoffey@blo.org.

Why did BLO decide to change venues?
In October 2015, Boston Lyric Opera announced that the 2015/16 Season would be the last one in the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre (you can read the full statement at BLO.org). Changing venues for the 2016/17 Season was an important decision for the future of the Company, for our continued artistic and fiscal success, and most importantly, for your experience.

Still have questions or feedback?
We want to know! Contact our Audience Services team at 617.542.6772 or email