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