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