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1977 Le roi de Lahore

Joan Sutherland in a Massenet rarity—also starring the young James Morris!

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1998 Faust

Starring Greer Grimsley as the Devil!

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© Elise Bakketun
2013 La Voix Humaine and Suor Angelica

A fascinating double-bill of dark twentieth-century masterpieces.

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1989/90 The Tales of Hoffmann Program

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1973 Daughter of the Regiment

Anna Moffo’s Seattle Opera appearance!

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1964 Faust

Seattle’s first French-language opera production!

© Gary Smith
1990 Les contes d’Hoffmann

Offenbach’s masterpiece, in a lovely Gunther Schneider-Siemssen production.

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2004 Carmen

The ultimate tale of obsession unfolds in Bizet’s Carmen.

© Ron Scherl
1989 Dialogues des Carmelites

Our only production of the Poulenc masterpiece.

© Margaret Marshall
1965 Samson et Dalila

James McCracken brought down the house!

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2011 YAP Werther

A touring production of Massenet’s tragedy about an ‘emo’ artist.

© Des Gates
1982 Carmen

A seductive production of Carmen that had it all.

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1988/89 Werther Program

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2007: Brett Polegato as Oreste

Hear Oreste’s mad scene from Gluck masterpiece, in a co-production created with the Met.

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1972 Faust

Starring Norman Treigle as the devil!

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1966/67 Lakme Program

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© Rozarii Lynch
2008 YAP L’enfant et les sortilèges

An imaginative production of a wonderfully magical opera.

© Howard Staples
1975 Manon

Mary Costa and Leo Goeke sang Massenet’s unfortunate lovers.

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© Matthew McVay
1990 Daughter of the Regiment

Harolyn Blackwell’s Seattle Opera debut!

© Des Gates
1976 Werther

Featuring the meltingly honeyed voice of Leo Goeke in the title role.

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2011 Don Quichotte

This innovative new production turned the stage into a library desktop, complete with giant books, ink wells, and feather pens.

© Gary Smith
DON CARLOS Grand Inquisitor scene, with Paul Plishka and Gabor Andrasy

Two of opera’s darkest characters blend their voices.

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© Ron Scherl
1988 Orphée et Eurydice

Our powerful first production of this Gluck masterwork.

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© Mary McInnis
1988 Roméo and Juliette

Vinson Cole and Kathryn Gameroni were affectingly romantic as the star-crossed lovers.

© Chris Bennion
1976 Thaïs
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© Chris Bennion
1979 Faust

Erich Parce makes his Seattle Opera debut.

© Elise Bakketun
2011 Carmen

Two alluring mezzo-sopranos gave us intensely seductive Carmens.

© Des Gates
1970 Les contes d’Hoffmann

Joan Sutherland wowed the opera-goers of Seattle in 1970 by singing all three ladies in “The Tales of Hoffmann.”

© Elise Bakketun
William Burden as Orphée

William Burden as Orphée implores the Furies to return his Eurydice to him.

© Greg Eastman
1994 Les pêcheurs de perles

Seattle Opera’s first production of the show featuring opera’s most gorgeous tenor-baritone duet!

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2008 Les pêcheurs de perles

Bizet’s exotic bonbon returns, starring William Burden.

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1989/90 Dialogues of the Carmelites Program

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1993/94 Don Carlos Program

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© Ken Howard
1972 La Périchole

Our only performance of this charming operetta.

© Gary Smith
1993 Don Carlos

Verdi’s most ambitious opera came thrillingly to life in this spectacular production.

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© Des Gates
1971 Carmen

A fantastic cast brings Bizet’s stunning opera alive.

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2005 Les contes d’Hoffmann

This colorful and imaginative production will return in May 2014.

© Gary Smith
1997 Werther

A beautiful (and beautifully sung) production of one of the most Romantic French operas.

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1967/68 Romeo and Juliet Program

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1967 Romeo and Juliet

The unforgettable Seattle debut of Franco Corelli!

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© Chris Bennion
1980 Les contes d’Hoffmann

Ashley Putnam took on all three heroines in this production of Offenbach’s masterpiece.

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1967 Lakmé

Joan Sutherland’s Seattle debut!

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1987 Faust

Francesca Zambello’s production boasted “theatrical virtues equaled only by a vintage MGM spectacular.”

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2000 Lakmé

This romantic French opera features the popular “Flower Duet” and the “Bell Song,” beloved of coloraturas of yesteryear.

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1989 Werther

Seattle favorite Dale Duesing starred in the ‘baritone’ version of Massenet’s tragedy.

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2007 Iphigénie en Tauride

Discover Seattle Opera and Metropolitan Opera’s co-production of Iphigénie en Tauride, claimed as a rare treasure, debuted in 2007.

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Daughter of the Regiment ’13

Listen to musical highlights from Donizetti’s charming operetta.

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Artist of the Year: JOHN RELYEA as the Four Villains

John Relyea’s unforgettable “Hoffmann” villains!

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1987 Carmen

Bizet’s sexy gypsy returns to the main stage!

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© Greg Eastman
Friendship Duet from DON CARLOS, with Vinson Cole and William Stone

Hear opera’s ultimate tenor-baritone duet.

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JOAN SUTHERLAND as Lakmé

Listen to Sutherland and Tourangeau sing the famous “Lakmé” Flower Duet!

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FRANCO CORELLI as Roméo

Listen to Corelli’s stunning “Ah, lève-toi soleil!”

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© Gary Smith
1993 Pelléas et Mélisande

Dale Chihuly’s designs matched Debussy’s evocative, translucent music perfectly.

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© Paul Seligman
1964 Carmen

The first performance of Bizet’s classic tale in Seattle Opera history!

© Rozarii Lynch
2006 YAP Tragedy of Carmen

YAP’s first ‘black-box’ opera tour!

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© Elise Bakketun
2012 Orphée et Eurydice

A home-grown team of young designers created a gorgeous production of Gluck’s masterpiece.

© Gary Smith
1995 Carmen

Check out the production which caused the first-ever Seattle Times opera-related phone-in poll!

© Chris Bennion
1985 Manon

The Seattle debut of Carol Vaness, a favorite soprano of the Seattle audience.

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