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Cheap opera tickets

Hey there, does anyone know how to obtain cheap opera tickets in Zurich?
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Old 09.10.2013, 23:37
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Re: Cheap opera tickets

Occasionally the cinemas show an opera in 3D which I found very acceptable.
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Re: Cheap opera tickets

Yes, sure:

http://www.opernhaus.ch/en/your-visi.../#section_spe1

Tickets from CHF 15 to 70. Only available one month before and you will have to be fast to get the best tickets.
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Re: Cheap opera tickets

Anything on the horizon, oh horned one?

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http://www.opernhaus.ch/en/your-visi.../#section_spe1

Tickets from CHF 15 to 70. Only available one month before and you will have to be fast to get the best tickets.
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http://www.opernhaus.ch/en/your-visi.../#section_spe1

Tickets from CHF 15 to 70. Only available one month before and you will have to be fast to get the best tickets.
Thanks for the link: The best tickets that I can see are for middle of the 2014 and they cost 35 CHF. Not bad, but where do you find the 15 CHF, I think a couple of hours after it's in the web.
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Re: Cheap opera tickets

Be a student. Huge discounts every night at the box office, a CHF 200 seat will cost you CHF 20 only.

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From 30 minutes before the performance, children, schoolchildren, students, apprentices and holders of the KulturLegi card are entitled to acquire all remaining tickets for the last-minute price of CHF 20.
PS: The Kulturlegi is for poor income people.
http://www.kulturlegi.ch/de/p92002172.html
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Be a student. Huge discounts every night at the box office, a CHF 200 seat will cost you CHF 20 only.



PS: The Kulturlegi is for poor income people.
http://www.kulturlegi.ch/de/p92002172.html
super... I find it fair.
But I am not a student anymore.
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Re: Cheap opera tickets

Please also be mindful that you be also be looking at the performance from behind a column or a railing.

It is too bad there are no "last minute discount" kiosks like Place des Ternes in Paris or Leicester Square in London. We were at the Faust opera last friday and there were still many empty seats...

Maybe a good business idea to start...
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Great discount for concerts in Zurich!

http://zurich.deindeal.ch/de?src=new...4/option/45428
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Please also be mindful that you be also be looking at the performance from behind a column or a railing.
You are entirely correct for the absolute cheapest category. The second-lowest, however, has been quite OK in my experience.
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Re: Cheap opera tickets

I might be worth to have a look at Groupon. Offers could pop up there.
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You are entirely correct for the absolute cheapest category. The second-lowest, however, has been quite OK in my experience.

Agreed, this is what we did as well.
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Re: Cheap opera tickets

I recently purchased discounted tickets for Jenufa. They were not the super discounts but the AMAG People's Performances, had 2nd row seats for CHF 75, purchased a few days before the Dec. 4th opera. What a treat! Opera was fantastic.
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Re: Cheap opera tickets

Does anyone know how many seats a student is allowed to purchase and are they permitted to buy a ticket for a non-student to go along with them?
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Does anyone know how many seats a student is allowed to purchase and are they permitted to buy a ticket for a non-student to go along with them?

According to http://www.opernhaus.ch/en/your-visit/concessions/ everybody has to show a student identity card when purchasing the reduced tickets and again when entering the building. This, however, is only enforced spottily and I myself have several times purchased reduced tickets for other people and they never had to show their student cards when attending. But of course there' always Murphy's Law, so be careful.
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Re: Cheap opera tickets

I'd be down to go with someone sometime!
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Will research upcoming operas & discounts (when would tickets be released for summertime?); I'm thinking of heading to Vienna, too, for an opera trip...
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Will research upcoming operas & discounts (when would tickets be released for summertime?); I'm thinking of heading to Vienna, too, for an opera trip...
Vienna wwould be nice... recommended !
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Re: Cheap opera tickets

Or buy cheapest ticket category to the opernhaus for mid-week performances and then hope to switch seats during the interval (a Swiss friend confirmed that this was socially acceptable ) - mid-week best as a lot of people with subscriptions don't turn up.

As an aside, not all 35chf category tickets have a bad view... just don't get the furthest rows at the back nor the extreme edges and you should be fine!
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