An old fool makes the mistake of a lifetime when he marries a pretty young thing.
Explore the 1973/74 Cosi Fan Tutte Program!
Hear the gorgeous trio from “Così fan tutte” sung by three of our favorite singers.
Explore the 2010 Young Artists Program Viva la Mamma! Program!
A serenade gone hilariously wrong!
An amusing production of Mozart’s beloved comedy.
Puccini’s great comedy in a brilliant YAP production!
Starring June Anderson as Rosina!
Mozart’s beloved comedy performed by an adorable young cast.
Explore the 1987/88 Magic FluteM Program!
Explore the 1987/88 Die Fledermaus Program!
Richard Stilwell, Sheri Greenawald, Vinson Cole and others starred in Mozart’s thought-provoking comedy.
Explore the 1998/99 Die Fledermaus Program!
Explore the 1980/81 Don Pasquale Program!
A Cinderella comedy without the glass slipper–but with a hilariously pompous stepfather and a rogue servant.
Starring Dale Duesing as Eisenstein!
Mirth and madness from the master of operatic mayhem!
Explore the 1999/2000 Magic Flute Program
Seattle Opera’s first production of Verdi’s comic Shakespearean masterpiece.
Explore the 1968/69 Elixir of Love Program!
The Young Artists take on Rossini’s Cinderella!
Explore the 1975/76 Der Rosenkavalier Program!
Explore the 1974/75 Barber of Seville Program!
Chris Alexander’s first award-winning production.
Explore the 1966/67 The Barber of Seville Program!
Explore the 2012 Young Artists Program Don Pasquale Program!
Listen to some of Mozart’s greatest music, from performances in 1999 and 2011.
Explore the 1973/74 Daughter of the Regiment Program!
Maurice Sendak’s beautiful production of Mozart’s fairy-tale.
Explore the 1998 Young Artists Program Cosi fan tutte Program!
The second Seattle Opera staging of Verdi’s final opera was directed by Shakespearean veteran Chris Alexander.
Explore the 2009 Young Artists Program Cosi Fan Tutte Program!
Explore the 1997/98 Elixir of Love Program!
A great accomplishment by Seattle Opera’s Young Artists Program.
Explore the 1997/98 Marriage of Figaro Program!
A unique revival in which the alternating Rosinas were performed by different voice types.
The Young Artists’ only German-language production!
Donizetti’s cautionary tale about an old man with a young wife.
Explore the 2005/06 Die Fledermaus Program!
Explore the 1977/78 Falstaff Program!
Explore the 2006/07 Der Rosenkavalier Program!
Explore the 1976/77 Cinderella Program!
Images highlighting 1991’s Ariadne of Naxos
Peter Kazaras’ lively staging featured Mariusz Kwiecien heading up a colorful cast of characters.
Tenor and baritone fight—not for the soprano’s love, but to escape her!
A sumptuous production of Richard Strauss’s most popular opera.
Explore the 1982/83 Barber of Seville Program!
The climax of Don Magnifico’s ridiculous “dream” aria.
Drag, disguise, and dummies make Die Fledermaus one of the world’s most popular operettas!
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.
Sir Geraint Evans returns!
Peter Kazaras directs Rossini’s popular comedy!
Explore the 1999/2000 Barber of Seville Program!
Cinderella—as Seattle Opera had never seen her before!
Explore the 2008/09 The Marriage of Figaro Program!
Explore the 1997/98 Der Rosenkavalier Program!
A ‘Just Add Water’ Così that toured the state in the fall of 2009.
Explore the 2008 Young Artists Program Enchanted Child, Gianni Schicchi Program!
The world’s first opera buffa, toured around Washington by the Young Artists.
Images highlighting 1990’s Gianni Schicchi
Listen to highlights from Mozart’s perfect opera.
A wholly Shakespearean production of Verdi’s great comedy.
Explore the 2007 Young Artists Program Falstaff Program!
Explore the 1973/74 Gianni Schicchi, Pagliacci Program!
A double-cast production: soprano Sarah Coburn performed Rosina one and mezzo Kate Lindsey in the other!
Our only production of Verdi’s ‘other’ comedy.
Explore the 1972/73 La Perichole Program!
Explore the 1995/96 Cinderella Program!
Hear the lively conclusion to Verdi’s great comedy.
Listen to one of Puccini’s most beloved melodies.
A lovesick dope wins the help of his special lady with a magic love potion that’s really cheap red wine.
Explore the 2009 Young Artists Program A Midsummer Night’s Dream Program!
Explore the 1989/90 Daughter of the Regiment Program!
Explore the 2001 Young Artists Program La Cenerentola Program!
Explore the 2004 Young Artists Program Cosi fan tutte Program!
Anna Moffo’s Seattle Opera appearance!
Régine Crespin’s Seattle Opera appearance!
Explore the 2008 Young Artists Program Trouble in Tahiti & Rita Program!
Our Young Artists rise to the challenge of Britten’s Shakespeare!
Hear Robert Orth sing “Da geh’ ich zu Maxims”!
Explore the 1990/91 Ariadne auf Naxos Program!
Donizetti’s charming comedy about a magic bottle of wine.
A huge cast assembled for Strauss’s great comedy.
Cinderella comes to Seattle Opera for the first time.
Explore the 2005 Young Artists Program Marriage of Figaro Program!
Starring Kaaren Erickson as Susanna.
Explore the 2012/13 Cinderella Program!
Seattle Opera’s only production of this tuneful comedy.
An adorable young cast in Mozart’s whirligig comedy.
Explore the 2006/07 L’Italiana in Algeri Program!
“I think this is getting too silly!”
Our only performance of this charming operetta.
Speight remembers how Nuremberg came to Seattle.
Seattle Opera’s first-ever performance of Mozart’s intriguing comedy.
Britten’s Shakespeare, set in a magical boarding school!
A lively Young Artists production of Mozart’s comedy.
Explore the 1991/92 Cosi fan tutte Program!
Explore the 2002/03 Don Pasquale Program!
Explore the 2005/06 Cosi fan tutte Program!
A lively production of Rossini’s great comedy.
Explore the 1985/86 Cosi fan tutte Program!
Explore the 1977/78 Magic Flute Program!
Who says Wagner singers are no fun?
Beloved mezzo Frederica von Stade’s only Seattle Opera appearance!
Explore the 1999 Young Artists Program The Marriage of Figaro Program!
Angels aloft! And sliding down a giant playground slide in this familiar fairy-tale.
Listen to highlights from this effervescent Rossini comedy!
The world’s favorite operetta, starring several popular television stars of the day.
Explore the 1968/69 Der Rosenkavalier Program!
Young love triumphs over aged tyranny in this most popular of opera comedies.
Explore the 2003/04 Ariadne auf Naxos Program!
Explore the 1981/82 Abduction from the Seraglio Program!
Operatic fun for everyone in a colorful Cinderella!
Jonathan Miller’s startlingly contemporary production.
Our liveliest production yet of this great comedy!
Explore the 1992/93 Barber of Seville Program!
Our colorful first production of the Strauss-Hofmannsthal charmer!
Explore the 2010/11 The Magic Flute Program!
Seattle Opera’s first-ever performance at UW’s Meany Hall!
The first Seattle Opera appearance of the appealing Mary Costa.
Explore the 1986/87 Don Pasquale Program!
Colorful production of audience favorite featuring new sets by Seattle Opera and memorable costumes from Zandra Rhodes.
Explore the 2000/01 Falstaff Program!
Listen to some of the silliest music in all opera!
The first Young Artists Program opera directed by Peter Kazaras!
Explore the 1983/84 Marriage of Figaro Program!
Mamma knows best…not!
Listen to highlights from Strauss’s outrageous tragicomedy.
Hear Brian Asawa’s award-winning performance in Xerxes!
Explore the 2010 Young Artists Program Ariadne Auf Naxos Program!
A penguin-crocodile, floating coloratura queen, and befeathered Nathan Gunn delighted audiences in this final production of the millenium.
YAP moved to UW’s Meany Hall for this lively comedy.
Explore the 1984/85 Elixir of Love Program!
Explore the 2009/10 Falstaff Program!
Hear audience laughter drowning out Mozart’s music!
Seattle Opera’s first production of Mozart’s great fairy-tale.
Seattle’s first completely comic opera!
A stylish, sexy production of what’s been called the ‘perfect’ opera.
Mozart’s problem comedy—with a time machine!
Listen to musical highlights from Donizetti’s charming operetta.
Explore the 1981/82 Die Fledermaus Program!
Explore the 2013 Young Artists Program King for a Day program!
Explore the 1990/91 Cavalleria Rusticana and Gianni Schicchi Program!
Harolyn Blackwell’s Seattle Opera debut!
Explore the 1969/70 Die Fledermaus Program!
Explore the 1970/71 Marriage of Figaro Program!
Explore the 2010/11 The Barber of Seville Program!