2010: Jennifer Zetlan as The Flier in Amelia
Jennifer Zetlan first appeared at Seattle Opera as The Flier in Daron Hagen’s new opera, “Amelia,” in 2010. At the climax of "Amelia's" Act Two quintet, this pilot, missing in action over the Pacific, lands her 1930s plane, climbs down, and muses, in the words of Gardner McFall's libretto, "Maybe I’m not dead. Who knows? What is important now is that I followed my desire. I married the air, I sat at the sun’s feet. My lovers were the moon and stars. My time was my time, not wasted on fear or regret. And I was never bored." Gerard Schwarz conducts the Seattle Symphony. Music posted by special arrangement with the publisher, Burning Sled Music. Photo by Rozarii Lynch.