My First Time



An Invitation to Opera Virgins

Is it your first time at an opera? Let Opera Theater ease you into the wonderful experience of incredible music, amazing singing, and drama that surpasses what you ever imagined. Yes, it’s intimate, romantic, and dramatic!

MY FIRST TIME makes the opera experience even more approachable, fun, and, sometimes, a little naughty! And you enjoy GREAT SAVINGS when experiencing your first opera at SummerFest!

But it’s not just about the ticket discounts—we want your first time to be special, so let's make it a night you'll never forget! When you arrive at Summer Fest, we treat you like the star of the show. You walk the red carpet and pose for the camera (props optional!).

MY FIRST TIME is supported by a new initiative of OPERA America. The Building Opera Audiences Grant Program supports the efforts of OPERA America Professional Company Members in the United States and Canada to build informed, enthusiastic audiences through new and existing innovative programs. 

Have a Beverage on Us!
And since you selected Summer Fest for your first opera, you receive a drink ticket (first 100 Opera Virgins!) and a swag bag stuffed with some spectacular perks!

My First Time offers three ways to save:

My First Time – 50% off all SummerFest tickets

virginAre you an opera virgin? Are you nervous because you have never been to an opera but really want to try it? At SummerFest, we know that the first time might be a little scary. That’s why we promise to be gentle—savings, perks, and an unforgettable show! With our special "First Time" discount, as an "opera virgin" you can now experience your first time with 50% off on all SummerFest tickets.

Enter promotional code MYFIRSTTIME at checkout to receive your discount




Bring a Virgin – Buy 1, Get 1 Free on ALL SummerFest tickets

Dbringavirgino you love opera but have a friend who hasn’t been to an opera performance? Now is your chance to bring that friend and help them experience all that opera has to offer! With our “Bring a Virgin” offer, when you buy a ticket you get one free so your opera virgin can experience their first time!

Please call our box office at 412-326-9687 to redeem this special offer.






Ménage à Trois – 33% off on all SummerFest tickets

menangeatroisA night at the opera as a duo is always an enjoyable experience to share with your loved one or friend, but have you ever considered adding a third? Explore your curiosity as a pair and make it a threesome! As Opera Theater patrons, expose a friend to the thrills of the opera with our Ménage à Trios offer and save 33% on Summer Fest tickets.

Please call our box office at 412-326-9687 to redeem this special offer.




SAVE 33-50% on tickets! Join us at the exquisite Twentieth Century Club for YOUR FIRST TIME for our second SummerFest season! Mainstage tickets start at just $20 and our Night Caps International mini-operas (late night shorts for adults!) and the hysterical short opera A Little Nightmare Music are price at $10. Mozart in Concert tickets are priced at $25.

Remember, SummerFest tickets cost less if you are an Opera Virgin! Apply your discount code to ANY event!

Receive your discounts when you order online or by phone at 412-326-9687.


MY FIRST TIME is supported by OPERA America
Opera Theater of Pittsburgh is one of 16 U.S. opera companies to receive Audience Development grants OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, as part of The Opera Fund. OPERA America’s Audience Development grants help opera companies to implement community engagement activities that develop new audiences for American opera and music-theater, engage diverse audiences, deepen current audiences’ understanding and appreciation of new and existing American works, and increase the participation of audiences in a company’s activities. [Read the press release.]

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