Monday, July 7, 2008

Seattle Opera launches LGBT Night

Following is a press release from the Seattle Opera:

Seattle—In an initiative intended to attract diverse audience bases, Seattle Opera is launching LGBT Nights, designed especially for Seattle’s Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender community. Seattle Opera has designated one Friday performance of each of three popular operas as evenings when members of the LGBT community can gather at McCaw Hall and enjoy all that Seattle Opera has to offer. The first three LGBT nights will take place during Aida (August 22), The Pearl Fishers (January 23), and The Marriage of Figaro (May 15).

The kickoff event on August 22 will be hosted by Seattle Opera Board of Trustees member and noted Man about Town JJ McKay and Washington State Senator Ed Murray. These events are priced at $100 per ticket and include discounted main floor orchestra seating, private intermission receptions including complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres during the first intermission and coffee and dessert during the second intermission, and free admission to “Overtures to the Opera” (regularly priced at $7.00), an informative and fast-paced pre-opera lecture.

“We are delighted to welcome friends and family from the LGBT community to three unforgettable evenings of entertainment and merriment for an affordable price,” said Alvin Alexander Henry, Seattle Opera’s Director of Marketing and Communications. “Our guests will be able to socialize, make new friends, and network with other opera goers while attending performances at one of the premier opera companies. Opera is for everyone.”

Tickets may be purchased in two ways—online by going to or via mobile phone by going to Use the Promotion code: LGBT to purchase tickets.

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