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