Explore the 1973/74 Cosi Fan Tutte Program!
Explore the 1973/74 Daughter of the Regiment Program!
Explore the 1978/79 Don Giovanni Program!
Johanna Meier and Alberto Remedios joined our cast this summer.
Explore the 1970/71 Don Carlo Program!
Explore the 1971/72 Flying Dutchman Program!
A multi-national cast brought Verdi’s tuneful melodrama to Seattle.
Explore the 1971/72 Black Widow Program!
A 1978 production of Bizet’s thrilling opera.
Explore the 1974/75 Mefistofele Program!
Explore the 1976/77 Otello Program!
Erich Parce makes his Seattle Opera debut.
Explore the 1977/78 Magic Flute Program!
Seattle Opera’s first production of Puccini’s beloved tragedy.
Glynn Ross begins introducing his favorite opera tetralogy to Seattle.
Explore the 1976 Ring Program!
Starring Norman Treigle as the devil!
Explore the 1972/73 La Traviata Program!
Explore the 1971/72 Lucia di Lammermoor Program!
Explore the 1976/77 Tosca Program!
A huge cast assembled for Strauss’s great comedy.
Hear Archie Drake sing Gunther–in English!
Explore the 1972/73 Die Walküre Program!
Explore the 1979 Ring Program!
Seattle Opera’s first-ever performance of Mozart’s intriguing comedy.
An Aida featuring several RING singers.
Explore the 1979/80 La Traviata Program!
Excerpt from The Journal of the Wagner Society of Northern California
Explore the 1976/77 Werther Program!
Polish soprano Zdizislawa Donat was a memorable Lucia.
Explore the 1979/80 Queen of Spades Program!
Explore the 1973/74 Gianni Schicchi, Pagliacci Program!
Explore the 1970/71 Marriage of Figaro Program!
Explore the 1977 Ring Program.
Joan Sutherland in a Massenet rarity—also starring the young James Morris!
Explore the 1974/75 Gotterdammerung Program!
Hear the voice of Seattle Opera’s resident tenor in the ’70s!
Explore the 1969/70 Of Mice and Men Program!
A cast substitution with unexpected results.
A second Ring opera is added to Seattle’s repertory.
with Glenn Ross in 1970
Explore the 1976/77 Of Mice and Men Program!
The first time the world ended at Seattle Opera!
Explore the 1973/74 Siegfried Program!
Explore the 1977/78 The King of Lahore Program!
A new Brünnhilde headlined our second complete cycle.
Explore the 1977/78 Falstaff Program!
Explore the 1971/72 A Masked Ball Program!
Explore the 1979/80 Fidelio Program!
Explore the 1969/70 Force of Destiny Program!
Opera education and outreach, ’70s-style!
Explore the 1970/71 Tales of Hoffmann Program!
Explore the 1972/73 La Perichole Program!
Explore the 1974/75 Ring Program!
Nicola Ghiuselev sang the title role in Russian, and Giorgio Tozzi sang it in English!
Archie Drake’s first outing as Benoit/Alcindoro–a role he owned for decades at Seattle Opera.
Explore the 1970/71 Carmen Program!
Klara Barlow was Seattle’s first necrophilic nymphomaniac princess.
Featuring the meltingly honeyed voice of Leo Goeke in the title role.
The world’s first ‘rock opera’ was Bette Midler’s only Seattle Opera appearance!
Simon Estes was a strong Hagen, and Ute Vinzing joined our Ring for the first time as Brünnhilde.
Seattle Opera’s first original commissioned work.
Cinderella comes to Seattle Opera for the first time.
A sexy devil bewitched Seattle Opera in 1974.
Our second production of Puccini’s perennially popular tragedy.
Explore the 1978/79 Norma Program!
Listen to excerpts from Seattle Opera’s English-language RINGS!
Explore the 1974/75 Manon Progarm!
Thomas Pasatieri’s opera based on the Checkov play.
Beverly Sills sang Lucia in Seattle.
A fantastic cast brings Bizet’s stunning opera alive.
Explore the 1977/78 Boris Godunov Program!
Hear the voice of Seattle Opera’s founding General Director!
Hear the bass who was with us from before the beginning.
Seattle Opera’s first Norma featured powerful singing from Cristina Deutekom.
Explore the 1974/75 Barber of Seville Program!
Hear Archie Drake in this thrilling American premiere.
Explore the 1977/78 Madama Butterfly Program!
Our first production directed, designed, and built entirely in-house!
Explore the 1975/76 Aida Program!
Explore the 1972/73 Faust Program!
Explore the 1973/74 Rigoletto Program!
350 schoolchildren starred in a Seattle Opera production in 1973!
How Glynn Ross organized the two casts necessary for presenting opera in Seattle.
Explore the 1975/76 Der Rosenkavalier Program!
Explore the 1976/77 Cinderella Program!
Hear the SIEGFRIED Riddle Scene–in English!
The first Ring performed complete within a week in the U.S. in a generation.
as told by composer Carlisle Floyd
Hear the voice of Seattle Opera’s first Music and Education Director!
Explore the 1969/70 Turandot Program!
Explore the program for our Summer 1981 Wagner festival, featuring the Ring and Tristan and Isolde.
Wagner’s rollicking sea yarn came to Seattle with a famous cast.
Italian baritone Matteo Manuguerra shines in Seattle Opera’s second staging of Rigoletto.
Explore the 1978/79 Macbeth Program!
A lively production of Rossini’s great comedy.
Explore the 1969/70 Die Fledermaus Program!
as told by Julian Patrick
The return of this great American work, first performed in Seattle in 1970.
Explore the 1979/80 Lucia di Lammermoor Program!
Program for 1972/73 Manon Lescaut–the production that launched our Scenic Studios and Costume Shop.
Explore the 1975/76 Eugene Onegin Program!
Explore the 1975/76 Thais Program!
A favorite young composer of ours in the 1970s!
A pioneer opera education program, which later became a model for programs nationwide.
Edward Sooter made a great addition to our Ring cast at its fifth consecutive summer.
Explore the 1974/75 Il Trovatore Program!
Explore the 1978/79 Carmen Program!
Mary Costa was an attractive Desdemona.
Seattle Opera’s first production of Verdi’s comic Shakespearean masterpiece.
Korean soprano Sung-Sook Lee was Seattle Opera’s second Butterfly.
Hear the mezzo who was Seattle’s original Queen of the Gods.
Explore the 1970/71Madama Butterfly Program!
A great star, but a compromised performance!
Hear Seattle’s first malevolent Lord of the Ring.
Joan Sutherland wowed the opera-goers of Seattle in 1970 by singing all three ladies in “The Tales of Hoffmann.”
Explore the 1979/80 Faust Program!
Mary Costa and Leo Goeke sang Massenet’s unfortunate lovers.
Explore the 1971/72 La Boheme Program!
Our only performance of this charming operetta.
“Ride of the Valkyries” — sung in English!
A precursor of Seattle Opera’s Young Artists Program.
Hear the voice of Noel Tyl, one of our first Wotans.
Seattle Opera’s first production of Mozart’s great fairy-tale.
Remarks from the award ceremony
This Sarajevo Opera production starred some of Yugoslavia’s greatest singers.
Fiorenza Cossotto stole the show with “O don fatale.”
Explore the 1978/79 La Boheme Program!
World Premiere of a new Pasatieri opera!
Hear the voice of Seattle’s original Ur-Mutter.
Anna Moffo’s Seattle Opera appearance!
Explore the 1978 Ring Program!
Explore the 1975/76 The Seagull Program!
Glynn Ross comissioned a new Pasatieri chamber opera for a church in Medina.
Explore the 1969/70 Salome Program!