Seattle Opera is celebrating this holiday season with two in-person performances by Seattle’s beloved Drunken Tenor, Rob McPherson. Tickets are on sale now for A Very Drunken Christmas Carol at the Opera Center’s Tagney Jones Hall, located in McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 4 p.m. Dec. 12. Tickets cost $45.

According to a press release, The Drunken Tenor recital series delighted Seattle Opera audiences in both the virtual and in-person Songs of Summer recitals in 2020 and 2021.

Now, Seattle Opera is thrilled to welcome The Drunken Tenor back for a comedic retelling of Charles Dickens’ time-honored holiday classic. The familiar tale is knocked upside down when The Drunken Tenor, while preparing for a holiday concert, gets hit in the head, knocked out and wakes up in an alternate reality, according to the press release. He embarks on a personal journey to understand how he became the person he is and the possible consequences of his choices.

Along the way, he is joined by three spirits (not just bourbon, tequila and whiskey) and The Drunken Tenor interacts with duet partners from his past (the baritone), present (the soprano) and future (the mezzo) for a long-awaited entertaining mix of opera and holiday favorites.

Joining McPherson on stage are David McDade (pianist), Jennifer Bromagen (soprano), Sarah Mattox (mezzo), John B. Cooper(baritone) and Holly McPherson (the voice).

Tickets are available at Drinks are available for purchase pre-show and at intermission. All Seattle Opera staff, artists and those involved in productions are required to be vaccinated.

Audience members are required to be vaccinated or present a negative COVID-19 test from the previous 72 hours; masks must be worn except when drinking in designated areas. For more information, go to