Explore the 1991/92 La Boheme Program!
Greer Grimsley’s first Wagner opera—complete with giant animatronic swan!
Explore the 1998/99 Vanessa Program!
Explore the 1997/98 Elixir of Love Program!
This charming folk opera returned to Seattle Opera with an all-new cast.
Explore the 1995/96 Cinderella Program!
Harolyn Blackwell’s Seattle Opera debut!
Explore the 1990/91 War and Peace Program!
Explore the 1999 Young Artists Program The Marriage of Figaro Program!
The greatest American opera came to Seattle in a production organized by Houston Grand Opera.
None who were there will ever forget Jane Eaglen’s stunning Seattle Opera debut!
Wagner News: “An opera experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life.”
Explore the 1991 Ring Program!
Speight gets the swan just the way he likes it!
Sally Wolf won Artist of the Year this season for her extraordinary Lucia.
Explore the 1997/98 Florencia in the Amazon Program!
Explore the 1993/94 Tosca Program!
Listen to Sally Wolf’s award-winning LUCIA Mad Scene!
Listen to Sheri Greenawald’s award-winning performance as Catan’s Florencia.
Explore the 1989/90 Dialogues of the Carmelites Program!
Angels aloft! And sliding down a giant playground slide in this familiar fairy-tale.
Explore the 1989/90 Il Trovatore Program!
Watch clips from our imaginative second production of Wagner’s Ring.
Explore the 1997/98 La Boheme Program!
Images highlighting 1990’s Cavalleria Rusticana
Explore the 1993/94 The Pearl Fishers Program!
Explore the 1990/91 Anna Bolena Program!
Madness at Mycenae! Gerard Schwarz conducted this Greek-inspired tragic psychological thriller.
Explore the 1990/91 Ballad of Baby Doe Program!
Explore the 1995 Ring Program!
Explore the 1999/2000 Boris Godunov Program!
Perhaps the wildest animal ever to appear on our stage…
Explore the 1993/94 Don Carlos Program!
Our only production of this intriguing American work.
Speight finds a new Siegfried–after the final dress rehearsal!
Offenbach’s masterpiece, in a lovely Gunther Schneider-Siemssen production.
The climax of Don Magnifico’s ridiculous “dream” aria.
Explore the 1999/2000 Barber of Seville Program!
Explore the 1992/93 Aida Program!
An amusing production of Mozart’s beloved comedy.
Hear two of the great Wagner voices of our time, at the peak of their powers.
Explore the 1993/94 Norma Program!
A great Italian American soprano in her Seattle Opera debut.
A great artist in an unforgettable scene.
Explore the 1989/90 Marriage of Figaro Program!
A haunting and memorable production of what is often considered Britten’s masterpiece.
Explore the 1997/98 Der Rosenkavalier Program!
Explore the 1996/97 La Traviata Program!
Explore the 1991/92 Cosi fan tutte Program!
Two of opera’s darkest characters blend their voices.
Local favorites Vinson Cole, Sally Wolf, and Dale Duesing took on Puccini’s bohemians.
Maurice Sendak designed this charming production of an opera beloved by all ages.
Hear the performance that won Ben Heppner’s the Artist-of-the-Year Award!
Images highlighting 1991’s Anna Bolena
Explore the 1998/99 Don Giovanni Program!
Drag, disguise, and dummies make Die Fledermaus one of the world’s most popular operettas!
Our only production of the Poulenc masterpiece.
A lovely Tosca faced off against a vile Scarpia in this fine production.
Images highlighting 1991’s Ariadne of Naxos
Dale Chihuly’s designs matched Debussy’s evocative, translucent music perfectly.
Hear opera’s ultimate tenor-baritone duet.
Explore the 1991/92 Fidelio Program!
Explore the 1999/2000 Magic Flute Program
Explore the 1994/95 Rigoletto Program!
Explore the 1989/90 The Tales of Hoffmann Program!
Explore the 1994/95 Cunning Little Vixen Program!
A Cinderella comedy without the glass slipper–but with a hilariously pompous stepfather and a rogue servant.
Explore the 1990/91 Ariadne auf Naxos Program!
Explore the 1996/97 Il Trovatore Program!
Hear Robert Orth sing “Da geh’ ich zu Maxims”!
Explore the 1992/93 Barber of Seville Program!
Explore the 1990/91Don Giovanni Program!
Aida set in a 19th century Museum of Egyptology? This Rochaix/Israel production intrigued some and baffled others.
Explore the 1998/99 Tristan and Isolde Program!
Explore the 1995/96 Elektra Program!
Richard Stilwell, Sheri Greenawald, Vinson Cole and others starred in Mozart’s thought-provoking comedy.
The stunning debut of one of our favorite sopranos!
An attractive young cast was terrific in this beloved opera about tragic young love.
Explore the 1998 Young Artists Program Cosi fan tutte Program!
A rare summer performance of a Verdi classic!
Listen to some of Mozart’s greatest music, from performances in 1999 and 2011.
Explore the 1995/96 Andrea Chenier Program!
Dale Duesing played a Union soldier in over his head in post-Civil War South Carolina.
Beethoven’s epic story of love, power, deception, and perseverance.
Superstar tenor required! Ben Heppner was the first Andrea Chénier at Seattle Opera since Franco Corelli in 1968.
Explore the 1992/93 Passion of Jonathan Wade Program!
A penguin-crocodile, floating coloratura queen, and befeathered Nathan Gunn delighted audiences in this final production of the millenium.
The final outing of Ring 2 was a great success, artistically—and financially!
Explore the 1999/2000 Der Freischutz Program!
Explore the 1992/93 The Merry Widow Program!
Don Giovanni as Seattle had never seen it before!
An adorable young cast in Mozart’s whirligig comedy.
Explore the 1996/97 Werther Program!
This revival of Nicholas Muni’s 1989 production, set in a strange dreamscape, starred Gordon Hawkins, fast becoming Seattle’s Verdi baritone of choice, as Count Di Luna.
Our colorful first production of the Strauss-Hofmannsthal charmer!
Renée Fleming’s debut as Dvořák’s little mermaid.
Explore the 1992/93 Pelléas et Mélisande Program!
Explore the 1996/97 Xerxes Program!
Hear Harolyn Blackwell’s award-winning “Caro nome.”
Images from the first few years of our Young Artists Program!
Hear Brian Asawa’s award-winning performance in Xerxes!
Explore the 1990/91 Rusalka Program!
The once-controversial “Ring 2” finally earns complete acceptance.
Explore the 1990/91 Cavalleria Rusticana and Gianni Schicchi Program!
Seven magic bullets consecrated to the devil wreak havoc in this, the original German Romantic opera.
Listen to one of Puccini’s most beloved melodies.
Explore the 1989/90 Daughter of the Regiment Program!
Explore the 1999/2000 Lakme Program!
Explore the 1997/98 Marriage of Figaro Program!
Explore the 1994/95 Porgy and Bess Program!
Explore the 1991/92 Lucia di Lammermoor Program!
“Death with honor before life with dishonor!” A strong production of Puccini’s great tragedy.
Our unforgettable War and Peace celebrated the end of the Cold War.
Explore the 1993/94 Turn of the Screw Program!
Explore the 1994/95 Lohengrin Program!
Catch a glimpse of Seattle Opera’s first and only production of Lehár’s The Merry Widow.
A soprano turned into a butterfly at the climax of Seattle Opera’s first Spanish-language opera!
Explore the 1994/95 Madama Butterfly Program!
Check out the production which caused the first-ever Seattle Times opera-related phone-in poll!
Explore the 1995/96 Carmen Program!
Mirth and madness from the master of operatic mayhem!
A sumptuous production of Richard Strauss’s most popular opera.
A lovesick dope wins the help of his special lady with a magic love potion that’s really cheap red wine.
The playboy is punished! This Don G featured a heroic Ottavio and a despicable Giovanni.
Beloved mezzo Frederica von Stade’s only Seattle Opera appearance!
Explore the 1998/99 Faust Program!
Watch clips from Seattle Opera’s monumental production from the Goodwill Games!
Speight’s dreams come true with a match made in operatic heaven.
RING 2 achieved widespread acceptance this summer, and the number of performances increased to three.
Enter a frozen world ruled by a harsh ice princess–at your own risk!
Verdi’s most ambitious opera came thrillingly to life in this spectacular production.
Seattle Opera’s first production of the show featuring opera’s most gorgeous tenor-baritone duet!
A beautiful (and beautifully sung) production of one of the most Romantic French operas.
Explore the 1993/94 Hansel and Gretel Program!
Explore the 1996/97 Turandot Program!
Images highlighting 1990’s Gianni Schicchi
Two spectacular voices, early in their careers, brought an unknown masterpiece to Seattle.
Renee Fleming made her Seattle Opera debut in one of her greatest roles.
Explore the 1998/99 Die Fledermaus Program!
One of our favorite baritones sings Alberich’s curse.
Gordon Hawkins became Seattle’s Verdi baritone of choice with this production.