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2012 Turandot

A stunning production of Puccini’s grandest opera with an all-star cast.

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2011 Porgy and Bess

Seattle Opera’s first home-grown production of the greatest American opera.

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Artist of the Year: KATE LINDSEY as Amelia

Hear the luscious voice of a great mezzo singing the role she created.

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2011 Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Colorful production of audience favorite featuring new sets by Seattle Opera and memorable costumes from Zandra Rhodes.

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2011 Carmen

Two alluring mezzo-sopranos gave us intensely seductive Carmens.

© Elise Bakketun
William Burden as Orphée

William Burden as Orphée implores the Furies to return his Eurydice to him.

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2010 Falstaff

A wholly Shakespearean production of Verdi’s great comedy.

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2010 Amelia

The first commission under Speight Jenkins’ leadership.

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Ride of the Valkyries

The most familiar music from Wagner’s RING!

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2012 Orphée et Eurydice

A home-grown team of young designers created a gorgeous production of Gluck’s masterpiece.

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“Nessun dorma” from TURANDOT

Antonello Palombi sings one of opera’s most beloved arias.

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Artist of the Year: GREER GRIMSLEY as Wotan

Listen to the voice of Seattle’s reigning king of the gods.

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2011 Don Quichotte

This innovative new production turned the stage into a library desktop, complete with giant books, ink wells, and feather pens.

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“Pace, pace, mio Dio” sung by Mary Elizabeth Williams

A favorite soprano singing a wild aria.

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Asher Fisch Conducts Siegfried’s Funeral March

The orchestra mourns the death of a fallen hero.

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Ariadne auf Naxos ’15

Listen to highlights from Strauss’s outrageous tragicomedy.

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Ana Lucrecia Garcia as Odabella

A memorable voice in a powerful role.

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2011 Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

A double-cast production: soprano Sarah Coburn performed Rosina one and mezzo Kate Lindsey in the other!

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© Alan Alabastro
2011 YAP Werther

A touring production of Massenet’s tragedy about an ‘emo’ artist.

© Elise Bakketun
Highlights from 2013 “La Cenerentola”

Listen to highlights from this effervescent Rossini comedy!

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© Elise Bakketun
Artist of the Year: MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS as Serena

Listen to “My man’s gone now”!

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2011 YAP Don Giovanni

A Fellini-style Don Giovanni starring a hot group of young artists.

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2013 YAP “Viva Verdi!” Concert

Listen to the 2012/13 YAPs celebrating Verdi in style!

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Artist of the Year: ALEKSANDRA KURZAK as Lucia

Aleksandra Kurzak sings Lucia’s Mad Scene!

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“The RING Goes to School”

Wagner’s mighty epic performed for–and by!–kids all over Washington State.

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2010 Lucia Di Lammermoor

New production featured a repurposed set from 2008’s “I PURITANI”.

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2013 La Cenerentola

Cinderella—as Seattle Opera had never seen her before!

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2010 Falstaff

Our liveliest production yet of this great comedy!

© Elise Bakketun
2013 La Voix Humaine and Suor Angelica

A fascinating double-bill of dark twentieth-century masterpieces.

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2011 Barber of Seville

Peter Kazaras directs Rossini’s popular comedy!

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2010 YAP Viva la Mamma!

Mamma knows best…not!

© Elise Bakketun
2012 Fidelio

The Seattle debut of Christiane Libor, with Greer Grimsley as a delicious villain.

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2010 Tristan und Isolde

A minimalist new production directed by Peter Kazaras that was inspired in part from the Ambrose Bierce short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.”

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LA FORZA DEL DESTINO Overture

A rousing overture from the master of Italian opera.

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A great accomplishment by Seattle Opera’s Young Artists Program.

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The Magic Flute

Listen to some of Mozart’s greatest music, from performances in 1999 and 2011.

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2010 YAP Ariadne auf Naxos

The Young Artists’ only German-language production!

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2013 Aidan Lang To Become Seattle Opera’s Third General Director

The announcement of Seattle Opera’s third General Director.

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From the TRISTAN UND ISOLDE Prelude

Hear Asher Fisch conduct the TRISTAN Prelude!

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Christiane Libor debuts as Leonore

Hear the German soprano who triumphed at Seattle Opera recently in Fidelio.

© Elise Bakketun
2012 Attila

Seattle Opera’s stirring production of this Verdi rarity.

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2011 Il barbiere di Siviglia

A unique revival in which the alternating Rosinas were performed by different voice types.

© Elise Bakketun
2012 YAP Don Pasquale

YAP moved to UW’s Meany Hall for this lively comedy.

© Elise Bakketun
2013 La Cenerentola

Operatic fun for everyone in a colorful Cinderella!

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2010 Amelia

Seattle Opera’s beautiful world premiere from 2010.

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2013 La boheme

Not a dry eye in the house at the end of this gorgeous production.

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Daughter of the Regiment ’13

Listen to musical highlights from Donizetti’s charming operetta.

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2010: Jennifer Zetlan as The Flier in Amelia

A fantastic young American soprano created the role of the heroine’s namesake in Amelia.

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2012 Madama Butterfly Simulcast

More than 8,000 Seattelites enjoyed Madama Butterfly on the night of our first-ever Simulcast!

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Photos from Seattle Opera’s first production of the decade.

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© Elise Bakketun
“Così fan tutte” Trio at Speight Gala

Hear the gorgeous trio from “Così fan tutte” sung by three of our favorite singers.

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2010 Tristan and Isolde

Watch a Video Excerpt

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2012 Madama Butterfly

Patricia Racette starred in this heart-breakingly beautiful production.

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Anvil Chorus

Some of the most joyously noisy music in all opera!

© Elise Bakketun
2012 YAP Don Pasquale

Seattle Opera’s first-ever performance at UW’s Meany Hall!

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2010 Tristan and Isolde

Watch Director’s Talk Video with Peter Kazaras

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© Bill Mohn
2013 Verdi Bicentennial Concert

Our Young Artists saluted Giuseppe Verdi in style for his bicentennial!

© Elise Bakketun
2012 YAP King For A Day

Our only production of Verdi’s ‘other’ comedy.

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2010 Tristan and Isolde

Watch Video: Music with Maestro Asher Fisch