Explore the 1996/97 La Traviata Program!
Explore the 2010/11 The Magic Flute Program!
A stunning production of Puccini’s grandest opera with an all-star cast.
Explore the 2011/12 Carmen Program!
A multi-national cast brought Verdi’s tuneful melodrama to Seattle.
Some of the most joyously noisy music in all opera!
The greatest American opera came to Seattle in a production organized by Houston Grand Opera.
Explore the 1972/73 La Traviata Program!
Explore the 1987/88 Magic FluteM Program!
Dorothy Kirsten’s Seattle appearance.
A seductive production of Carmen that had it all.
Roberta Peters was Seattle Opera’s first Lucia.
Explore the 1980/81 Tales of Hoffmann Program!
Starring June Anderson as Rosina!
Explore the 2006/07 La Boheme Program!
Italian baritone Matteo Manuguerra shines in Seattle Opera’s second staging of Rigoletto.
Explore the 1980/81 Aida Program!
Check out the production which caused the first-ever Seattle Times opera-related phone-in poll!
Antonello Palombi sings one of opera’s most beloved arias.
Seattle Opera opens its doors with Rigoletto.
A Met tour of a beloved opera.
An Aida featuring several RING singers.
Listen to Corelli’s stunning “Ah, lève-toi soleil!”
Explore the 1985/86 Lucia di Lammermoor Program!
Explore the 2000/01 Lucia di Lammermoor Program!
An attractive young cast was terrific in this beloved opera about tragic young love.
Explore the 1981/82 Madama Butterfly Program!
Starring Kaaren Erickson as Susanna.
A beautiful Renaissance-era production of the Verdi classic.
Explore the 1990/91Don Giovanni Program!
Explore the 1982/83 Carmen Program!
Wagner News: “An opera experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life.”
YAP’s first ‘black-box’ opera tour!
Beverly Sills’ only Mimì!
Rigoletto continues to be a fan favorite with this luxurious 1982 production.
The first performance of Bizet’s classic tale in Seattle Opera history!
A 1978 production of Bizet’s thrilling opera.
Romanian soprano Mariana Nicolesco was a beautiful Violetta.
The fledgling company’s first production.
Explore the 1994/95 Porgy and Bess Program!
Explore the 2011/12 Porgy and Bess Program!
The Seattle Opera debut of Julian Patrick!
Puccini’s iconic tragedy, a staple of operatic performance, is performed for eager audiences.
Explore the 1978/79 Carmen Program!
Famed translator and music critic Andrew Porter made his directorial debut.
A rousing overture from the master of Italian opera.
Listen to one of Puccini’s most beloved melodies.
Local favorites Vinson Cole, Sally Wolf, and Dale Duesing took on Puccini’s bohemians.
Explore the 1997/98 Marriage of Figaro Program!
Listen to some of Mozart’s greatest music, from performances in 1999 and 2011.
Bizet’s sexy gypsy returns to the main stage!
Explore the 2006/07 Don Giovanni Program!
Explore the 1979/80 Lucia di Lammermoor Program!
Explore the 1999 Young Artists Program The Marriage of Figaro Program!
Renee Fleming made her Seattle Opera debut in one of her greatest roles.
Stephanie Blythe curses Verdi’s priests.
Carol Vaness takes on the role of Violetta in Verdi’s classic.
Speight remembers how the “Green” RING began its life.
Explore the 1979/80 La Traviata Program!
Composed in 1996, this evocative production debuted in Seattle in 1998. It proved so popular it was revived only 7 years later.
Two alluring mezzo-sopranos gave us intensely seductive Carmens.
Explore the 1994/95 Rigoletto Program!
Explore the 1990/91 War and Peace Program!
Back on the mainstage, Verdi’s Il Trovatore impresses again.
Seattle Opera’s first production of Puccini’s beloved tragedy.
Speight gets the swan just the way he likes it!
This cast of singers play Puccini’s bohemians in the classic tale of young love and despair.
Marius Kwiecien sings the Champagne Aria!
Explore the 2003/04 Carmen Program!
Hear the three great voices of the rescheduled Tosca after the earthquake.
Explore the 1965/66 Madama Butterfly Program!
“Death with honor before life with dishonor!” A strong production of Puccini’s great tragedy.
The playboy is punished! This Don G featured a heroic Ottavio and a despicable Giovanni.
Speight finds a new Siegfried–with two days notice!
Watch scenes from this beautiful opera by Mexican composer Daniel Catán!
A fantastic cast brings Bizet’s stunning opera alive.
Don Giovanni as Seattle had never seen it before!
Explore the 2000 Young Artists Program Don Giovanni Program!
Explore the 1965/66 La Boheme Program!
Polish soprano Zdizislawa Donat was a memorable Lucia.
The orchestra mourns the death of a fallen hero.
Explore the 1995/96 Carmen Program!
Hear an astonishing “Si, pel ciel” from a great American tenor!
Mozart’s beloved comedy performed by an adorable young cast.
A lovely Tosca faced off against a vile Scarpia in this fine production.
Seattle Opera’s first home-grown production of the greatest American opera.
Starring Seattle Opera’s first African-American singer!
Explore the 2009/10 Il Trovatore Program!
Explore the 1965/66 Il trovatore Program!
“Out, damn spot…out, I say!”
Barbara Daniels impresses in this production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
Our powerful first production of this Gluck masterwork.
Explore the 1974/75 Il Trovatore Program!
The first Young Artists Program opera directed by Peter Kazaras!
Explore the 1978/79 Don Giovanni Program!
Explore the 1968/69 Tosca Program!
Listen to the 2012/13 YAPs celebrating Verdi in style!
The Young Artists played Puccini’s beloved tragedy against Impressionist imagery.
Explore the 1998/99 Don Giovanni Program!
A splendid production of Verdi’s masterpiece–complete with live horses!
More than 8,000 Seattelites enjoyed Madama Butterfly on the night of our first-ever Simulcast!
Gordon Hawkins became Seattle’s Verdi baritone of choice with this production.
Beverly Sills sang Lucia in Seattle.
Explore the 2010/11 Lucia di Lammermoor Program!
Starring future Artist-of-the-Year winners Lawrence Brownlee and Mary Elizabeth Williams!
Explore the 1970/71 Carmen Program!
Polish barihunk Mariusz Kwiecien triumphed as Mozart’s seductive bad boy.
Listen to highlights from Mozart’s perfect opera.
Explore the 1968/69 Aida Program!
Explore the 1981/82 Turandot Program!
Explore the 2012/13 Turandot Program!
Peter Kazaras directs Rossini’s popular comedy!
From the 2009 Ring
Explore the 1966/67 La Boheme Program!
Korean soprano Sung-Sook Lee was Seattle Opera’s second Butterfly.
Patricia Racette in her Seattle debut.
Explore the 1994/95 Madama Butterfly Program!
Listen to one of Verdi’s most popular tunes!
Hear opera’s ultimate tenor-baritone duet.
Explore the 1973/74 Rigoletto Program!
Explore the 1970/71Madama Butterfly Program!
Explore the 1975/76 Aida Program!
Not a dry eye in the house at the end of this gorgeous production.
Explore the 1989/90 The Tales of Hoffmann Program!
Explore the 2008/09 The Marriage of Figaro Program!
Seattle’s first completely comic opera!
Artist of the Year Winner Stephanie Blythe wows in Aida.
Explore the 1971/72 La Boheme Program!
Explore the 1964 Tosca Program!
Hear Asher Fisch conduct the TRISTAN Prelude!
Sally Wolf won Artist of the Year this season for her extraordinary Lucia.
A penguin-crocodile, floating coloratura queen, and befeathered Nathan Gunn delighted audiences in this final production of the millenium.
Explore the 1983/84 Marriage of Figaro Program!
Seattle Opera’s beautiful world premiere from 2010.
Explore the 1987/88 Orpheus and Eurydice Program!
“Ride of the Valkyries” — sung in English!
Aleksandra Kurzak sings Lucia’s Mad Scene!
Explore the 1967/68 Don Giovanni Program!
Speight’s dreams come true with a match made in operatic heaven.
Explore the 1966/67 La Traviata Program!
Listen to “My man’s gone now”!
Nilsson as the Ice Princess.
Explore the 1991/92 La Boheme Program!
A lovesick girl sings rhapsodies about a fantasy of the man she adores.
Colorful production of audience favorite featuring new sets by Seattle Opera and memorable costumes from Zandra Rhodes.
Explore the 1988/89 La Traviata Program!
Explore the 1989/90 Marriage of Figaro Program!
The career of an artist who gave much to Seattle Opera.
A rare summer performance of a Verdi classic!
Explore the 1969/70 Turandot Program!
Both comedy and tragedy are found in Pagliacci, but laughter turns to tears in this Seattle Opera production 2008.
Explore the 1977/78 Magic Flute Program!
Gershwin’s fan favorite comes to life for the first time on the Seattle Opera stage.
Hear Harolyn Blackwell’s award-winning “Caro nome.”
Explore the 1986/87 Porgy and Bess Program!
Explore the 1996/97 Il Trovatore Program!
Explore the 1971/72 Lucia di Lammermoor Program!
Photos from Seattle Opera’s first production of the decade.
Explore the 1976/77 Tosca Program!
Explore the 1964 Carmen Program!
Explore the 1970/71 Tales of Hoffmann Program!
Explore the 2011/12 Madama Butterfly Program!
Our unforgettable War and Peace celebrated the end of the Cold War.
Explore the 1987/88 Rigoletto Program!
A lively production of Rossini’s great comedy.
Explore the 1964/65 Rigoletto Program!
Explore the 2005 Young Artists Program Marriage of Figaro Program!
A starry production of Verdi’s great melodrama.
Explore the 1984/85 La Boheme Program!
Explore the 1997/98 La Boheme Program!
Explore the 2000/01 Tosca Program!
Explore the 1977/78 Madama Butterfly Program!
Love at first candle lighting.
Aida set in a 19th century Museum of Egyptology? This Rochaix/Israel production intrigued some and baffled others.
Despair, madness, and revenge fill the stage in Donizetti’s classic Lucia di Lammermoor.
Explore the 1964/65 Lucia di Lammermoor Program!
An amusing production of Mozart’s beloved comedy.
The most familiar music from Wagner’s RING!
Explore the 2011 Young Artists Program Don Giovanni Program!
Greer Grimsley stars as the perfect villain!
Explore the 1966/67 Turandot Program!
Explore the 2004/05 Rigoletto Program!
Three of Seattle’s favorite superstar singers braved the Nisqually earthquake during the run of this Puccini thriller.
Speight: “A remarkably easy RING!”
Archie Drake’s first outing as Benoit/Alcindoro–a role he owned for decades at Seattle Opera.
Explore the 1987/88 Carmen Program!
Puccini’s classic Tosca returns with Ghena Dimitrova.
Giovanni Martinelli’s one Seattle Opera appearance!
Hear a Verdi duet of heartbreaking beauty.
Explore the 1998/99 Tristan and Isolde Program!
Explore the 1982/82 Il Trovatore Program!
This colorful and imaginative production will return in May 2014.
Explore the 2001/02 Madama Butterfly Program!
A Fellini-style Don Giovanni starring a hot group of young artists.
Explore the 1999/2000 Magic Flute Program
Explore the 2004/05 Tales of Hoffmann Program!
One of opera’s best-loved love duets.
Explore the 1996/97 Turandot Program!
The ultimate tale of obsession unfolds in Bizet’s Carmen.
Young love triumphs over aged tyranny in this most popular of opera comedies.
Sherrill Milnes’s Seattle Opera debut!
Explore the 2012/13 La Boheme Program!
A great artist in an unforgettable scene.
Explore the 2008/09 Aida Program!
Explore the 1988/89 Madama Butterfly Program!
Our second production of Puccini’s perennially popular tragedy.
Listen to Sally Wolf’s award-winning LUCIA Mad Scene!
A stylish, sexy production of what’s been called the ‘perfect’ opera.
Glynn Ross’s third and final Turandot–a production worthy of an MGM Bible epic spectacular!
Explore the 1981/82 Rigoletto Program!
Enter a frozen world ruled by a harsh ice princess–at your own risk!
Explore the 2003 Young Artists Program La Boheme Program!
Explore the 1978/79 La Boheme Program!
Explore the 1986/87 Tosca Program!
Explore the 2009/10 La Traviata Program!
Explore the 1992/93 Aida Program!
Explore the 2007/08 Tosca Program!
Explore the 1989/90 Il Trovatore Program!
Mirth and madness from the master of operatic mayhem!
Our Young Artists saluted Giuseppe Verdi in style for his bicentennial!
Patricia Racette starred in this heart-breakingly beautiful production.
Explore the 1970/71 Marriage of Figaro Program!
Explore the 1993/94 Tosca Program!