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