© Matthew McVay
JULIAN PATRICK as Beckmesser

A serenade gone hilariously wrong!

© Chris Bennion
1982 Barber of Seville

Starring June Anderson as Rosina!

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2011 Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

A double-cast production: soprano Sarah Coburn performed Rosina one and mezzo Kate Lindsey in the other!

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1974 Barber of Seville

A lively production of Rossini’s great comedy.

© Chris Bennion
2010 YAP Ariadne auf Naxos

The Young Artists’ only German-language production!

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© Chris Bennion
1981 Don Pasquale

Sir Geraint Evans returns!

© Rozarii Lynch
2006 YAP La serva padrona

The world’s first opera buffa, toured around Washington by the Young Artists.

© Des Gates
1966 Barber of Seville

Seattle’s first completely comic opera!

© Howard Staples
1973 Daughter of the Regiment

Anna Moffo’s Seattle Opera appearance!

© Chris Bennion
2003 Don Pasquale

An old fool makes the mistake of a lifetime when he marries a pretty young thing.

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Daughter of the Regiment ’13

Listen to musical highlights from Donizetti’s charming operetta.

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© Des Gates
1969 The Elixir of Love

The first Seattle Opera appearance of the appealing Mary Costa.

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© Gary Smith
1992 Barber of Seville

Mirth and madness from the master of operatic mayhem!

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© Rozarii Lynch
2006 Die Fledermaus

Who says Wagner singers are no fun?

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2012/13 Cinderella Program

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© Gary Smith
1998 The Elixir of Love

A lovesick dope wins the help of his special lady with a magic love potion that’s really cheap red wine.

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1974/75 The Barber of Seville Program

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© Rozarii Lynch
2005 YAP Marriage of Figaro

The first Young Artists Program opera directed by Peter Kazaras!

© Rozarii Lynch
COSÌ FAN TUTTE Silly Sextet

Hear audience laughter drowning out Mozart’s music!

© Gary Smith
1999 Die Zauberflöte

A penguin-crocodile, floating coloratura queen, and befeathered Nathan Gunn delighted audiences in this final production of the millenium.

© Gary Smith
2000 Il barbiere di Siviglia

Young love triumphs over aged tyranny in this most popular of opera comedies.

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1968/69 The Elixir of Love Program

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© Rozarii Lynch
2009 YAP Così fan tutte

A ‘Just Add Water’ Così that toured the state in the fall of 2009.

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© Des Gates
1969 Der Rosenkavalier

Régine Crespin’s Seattle Opera appearance!

© Stewart Reif
1978 Magic Flute

Seattle Opera’s first production of Mozart’s great fairy-tale.

© Alan Alabastro
2010 YAP Viva la Mamma!

Mamma knows best…not!

© Rozarii Lynch
2010 Falstaff

Our liveliest production yet of this great comedy!

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© Matthew McVay
1989 Marriage of Figaro

Mozart’s beloved comedy performed by an adorable young cast.

© Rozarii Lynch
2008 YAP Gianni Schicchi

Puccini’s great comedy in a brilliant YAP production!

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© Wah Lui
2006 Der Rosenkavalier

Carol Vaness made her role debut as The Marschallin and Maestro Asher Fisch won Artist-of-the-Year honors for conducting this revival of Bruno Schwengl’s lavish production.

© Matthew McVay
1988 Die Fledermaus

Starring Dale Duesing as Eisenstein!

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1986 Don Pasquale

Donizetti’s cautionary tale about an old man with a young wife.

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© Rozarii Lynch
2004 Ariadne auf Naxos

Chris Alexander’s first award-winning production.

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© Elise Bakketun
Highlights from 2013 “La Cenerentola”

Listen to highlights from this effervescent Rossini comedy!

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© Matthew McVay
1990 Daughter of the Regiment

Harolyn Blackwell’s Seattle Opera debut!

© Rozarii Lynch
2009 YAP Midsummer Night’s Dream

Our Young Artists rise to the challenge of Britten’s Shakespeare!

© Bill Mohn
2006 Così fan tutte

Jonathan Miller’s startlingly contemporary production.

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© Chris Bennion
1982 Abduction from the Seraglio

Seattle Opera’s only production of this tuneful comedy.

© Rozarii Lynch
2011 Barber of Seville

Peter Kazaras directs Rossini’s popular comedy!

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1974 Così fan tutte

Seattle Opera’s first-ever performance of Mozart’s intriguing comedy.

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© Rozarii Lynch
2009 Le nozze di Figaro

Peter Kazaras’ lively staging featured Mariusz Kwiecien heading up a colorful cast of characters.

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© Gary Smith
1999 YAP Le nozze di Figaro

An adorable young cast in Mozart’s whirligig comedy.

© Gary Smith
1997 Xerxes

Beloved mezzo Frederica von Stade’s only Seattle Opera appearance!

© Matthew McVay
1987 Magic Flute

Maurice Sendak’s beautiful production of Mozart’s fairy-tale.

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© Elise Bakketun
“Così fan tutte” Trio at Speight Gala

Hear the gorgeous trio from “Così fan tutte” sung by three of our favorite singers.

© Chris Bennion
2002 YAP La Cenerentola

The Young Artists take on Rossini’s Cinderella!

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© Gary Smith
1996 La Cenerentola

A Cinderella comedy without the glass slipper–but with a hilariously pompous stepfather and a rogue servant.

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Ariadne auf Naxos ’15

Listen to highlights from Strauss’s outrageous tragicomedy.

© Alan Alabastro
2013 La Cenerentola

Cinderella—as Seattle Opera had never seen her before!

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2006 The Italian Girl in Algiers Program

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© Rozarii Lynch
2011 Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Colorful production of audience favorite featuring new sets by Seattle Opera and memorable costumes from Zandra Rhodes.

© Greg Eastman
Artist of the Year: ROBERT ORTH as Danilo

Hear Robert Orth sing “Da geh’ ich zu Maxims”!

© Wah Lui
2006 The Italian Girl in Algiers

“I think this is getting too silly!”

© Bill Mohn
2009 Marriage of Figaro

A stylish, sexy production of what’s been called the ‘perfect’ opera.

© Elise Bakketun
2012 YAP Don Pasquale

YAP moved to UW’s Meany Hall for this lively comedy.

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© Gary Smith
1994 Hansel und Gretel

Angels aloft! And sliding down a giant playground slide in this familiar fairy-tale.

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© Rozarii Lynch
2010 Falstaff

A wholly Shakespearean production of Verdi’s great comedy.

© Gary Smith
“O mio babbino caro” from GIANNI SCHICCHI

Listen to one of Puccini’s most beloved melodies.

© Rozarii Lynch
2007 YAP Rita

Tenor and baritone fight—not for the soprano’s love, but to escape her!

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© Rozarii Lynch
2011 Il barbiere di Siviglia

A unique revival in which the alternating Rosinas were performed by different voice types.

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© Des Gates
1982 “Hollywood Die Fledermaus!”

The world’s favorite operetta, starring several popular television stars of the day.

© Stewart Reif
1978 Falstaff

Seattle Opera’s first production of Verdi’s comic Shakespearean masterpiece.

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© Gary Smith
Artist of the Year: BRIAN ASAWA as Arsamene

Hear Brian Asawa’s award-winning performance in Xerxes!

© Chris Bennion
1986 Così fan tutte

Mozart’s problem comedy—with a time machine!

© Gary Smith
2001 Falstaff

The second Seattle Opera staging of Verdi’s final opera was directed by Shakespearean veteran Chris Alexander.

© Chris Bennion
1983 Marriage of Figaro

Starring Kaaren Erickson as Susanna.

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1975 Der Rosenkavalier

A huge cast assembled for Strauss’s great comedy.

© Chris Bennion
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A great accomplishment by Seattle Opera’s Young Artists Program.

© Dan Carter photo
1977 La Cenerentola

Cinderella comes to Seattle Opera for the first time.

© Chris Bennion
1985 Elixir of Love

Donizetti’s charming comedy about a magic bottle of wine.

© Gary Smith
1991 Ariadne auf Naxos

Our colorful first production of the Strauss-Hofmannsthal charmer!

© Rozarii Lynch
L’italiana in Algeri Act One Finale

Listen to some of the silliest music in all opera!

© Elise Bakketun
2013 La Cenerentola

Operatic fun for everyone in a colorful Cinderella!

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1996 La Cenerentola Program

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© Rozarii Lynch
Le nozze di Figaro ’09

Listen to highlights from Mozart’s perfect opera.

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The Magic Flute

Listen to some of Mozart’s greatest music, from performances in 1999 and 2011.

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© Gary Smith
1997 Der Rosenkavalier

A sumptuous production of Richard Strauss’s most popular opera.

© Rozarii Lynch
2009 YAP Midsummer Night’s Dream

Britten’s Shakespeare, set in a magical boarding school!

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© Gary Smith
1999 Die Fledermaus

Drag, disguise, and dummies make Die Fledermaus one of the world’s most popular operettas!

© Gery Smith
1992 Cosi fan tutte

Richard Stilwell, Sheri Greenawald, Vinson Cole and others starred in Mozart’s thought-provoking comedy.

© Rozarii Lynch
2003 YAP Così fan tutte

A lively Young Artists production of Mozart’s comedy.

© Matthew McVay
Speight’s Wagner Memories: 89 MEISTERSINGER

Speight remembers how Nuremberg came to Seattle.

© Elise Bakketun
2012 YAP Don Pasquale

Seattle Opera’s first-ever performance at UW’s Meany Hall!

© Gary Smith
1990 Gianni Schicchi

Images highlighting 1990’s Gianni Schicchi

© Elise Bakketun
2012 YAP King For A Day

Our only production of Verdi’s ‘other’ comedy.

© Ken Howard
1972 La Périchole

Our only performance of this charming operetta.

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2008 YAP Enchanted Child, Gianni Schicchi Program

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© Gary Smith
1997 Le nozze di Figaro

An amusing production of Mozart’s beloved comedy.

© Gary Smith
Final Fugue from FALSTAFF

Hear the lively conclusion to Verdi’s great comedy.

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© Gary Smith
JULIAN PATRICK as Don Magnifico

The climax of Don Magnifico’s ridiculous “dream” aria.