21 March 2012 at 1.05pm | 10 Comments
There have been some queries about our opera seat prices for the 2012/13 Season. We have done a number of things: either lowered all price bands for a number of opera productions across the Season, or kept the prices the same as when the productions had their previous showing at Covent Garden. So for example, the prices for Tosca and La bohème will range from £6 - £175 next season instead of £9.70/ £9 - £219.50 when it was last on, and all the other seats in the house for these operas will be cheaper than the last time – it is a lower price range for the whole house (although, in pounds, the cut is naturally higher for the expensive seats). In the case of The Minotaur prices are held to the 2008 rate with a top price of £65.
A recent Evening Standard article stated: "[The] price drop is being made up for by ticket prices elsewhere." What this means is there will be an increase in seat prices for a few productions we know there will be a huge demand for tickets for such as The Ring (which is sold out), Don Carlo, La Rondine and the new production of Nabucco. But this by no means implies that we will be upping the prices of the cheaper seats generally. In fact, we will continue to have – across the season on average – more than 50% of all seats available for £55 or less, and 40 % of all seats for £40 or less.
Pricing for the first booking period of next Season - click on the link below to enlarge: