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