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Tickets are now on sale for Festival Opera's 2017 double-bill presentation of Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci and Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.

Pagliacci, Leoncavallo's dark tale of betrayal, heartbreak and tragedy has become a classic of the genre, featuring some of the best-loved arias in all of opera.

With original choreography by George Balanchine and libretto by Bertolt Brecht, Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins bridges the worlds of opera and dance to spin a cautionary tale of the enduring struggle between good and evil.

Opening Night Dinner at Prima
Join us for a special opening-night experience: good food, good wine, and good company at an elegant pre-opera dinner at Prima Ristorante, just a block from the Lesher Center. Just $150 per person, reserve your place at the same time you order your opera tickets.

Premiere Seating
You can reserve some of the best seats in the house — Premiere Seating — on either orchestra or balcony levels. Seats once reserved for invited guests only are now available in this exclusive section.

Pre-opera Lecture
Join us in the balcony for a free pre-opera discussion one hour before curtain time.

Student Tickets
$20 Standard-category seating is available for students with valid identification.
There are four ways to order tickets for Pagliacci and The Seven Deadly Sins: just click, call, stop by, or order by mail. You can also order Opening Night Dinner tickets.
  • To order online, Click your preferred performance date in the section below and order directly from the Lesher Center box office. The Lesher Center adds a processing fee for tickets ordered online.

  • Or, Call the box office directly at 925.943.SHOW (925.943.7469) during the operating hours shown in the right-hand column. The Lesher Center adds a processing fee to telephone orders.

  • You can also Stop By the box office in-person during the business hours indicated at right.

  • Finally, you can order by mail. Just download the mail-in order form, print it, and mail the completed form directly to the box office. The Lesher Center adds a processing fee to mail-in orders.

Pagliacci/7 Deadly Sins

Price per Ticket
Premiere Superior Standard
Saturday, June 24, 5:00 p.m.
Opening Night Dinner at Prima
Call Box Office: 925.943.SHOW
$150 per person
Saturday, June 24, 8:00 p.m. Adult $90 $65 $44
Student N/A N/A $20
Sunday, June 25, 2:00 p.m. Adult $94 $71 $50
Student N/A N/A $20


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