A group who have been promoting opera in Seattle since before Seattle Opera was born!
The ancient history of our performance space!
Images from the first few years of our Young Artists Program!
Wagner’s mighty epic performed for–and by!–kids all over Washington State.
A touring production of Bernstein’s American masterpiece.
An imaginative production of a wonderfully magical opera.
A precursor of Seattle Opera’s Young Artists Program.
YAP’s first ‘black-box’ opera tour!
Speight lectures on the Ring in the summer of 1982.
Seattle Opera’s flagship education program has been introducing young people to opera for almost 30 years.
More than 8,000 Seattelites enjoyed Madama Butterfly on the night of our first-ever Simulcast!
A McCaw Hall Open House celebrating everyone’s favorite rags-to-riches heroine!
Footage from the fun open house that kicked off our 2013 RING.
Mayor Greg Nickels honored Speight’s 25th with a proclamation.
The world’s first opera buffa, toured around Washington by the Young Artists.
A pioneer opera education program, which later became a model for programs nationwide.
Opera education and outreach, ’70s-style!
Mamma knows best…not!
A ‘Just Add Water’ Così that toured the state in the fall of 2009.
350 schoolchildren starred in a Seattle Opera production in 1973!
Listen to the 2012/13 YAPs celebrating Verdi in style!
Phil Kelsey has been at the heart of Seattle Opera’s music department since 1983.
R. M. Campbell’s obituary recaps the remarkable career of Glynn Ross.
From the book, “Classical Music in America”
A favorite young composer of ours in the 1970s!
Young adults have all the fun at Seattle Opera!
Glynn Ross comissioned a new Pasatieri chamber opera for a church in Medina.
A 1982 article about Glynn Ross and Seattle’s Ring.
The world’s first ‘rock opera’ was Bette Midler’s only Seattle Opera appearance!
Our Young Artists saluted Giuseppe Verdi in style for his bicentennial!
The career of an artist who gave much to Seattle Opera.
A special Halloween treat from fall 2010!
Seattle Opera’s first season!
Our only production of Verdi’s ‘other’ comedy.
A McCaw Hall open house full of Mozart-inspired musical madness.
A McCaw Hall open house full of fun, music, and hair!
Seattle Opera goes psychedelic!
Remarks from the award ceremony
25 Years of Backstage Passes collected by soprano Donna Baldwin, a member of our chorus.
The announcement of Seattle Opera’s third General Director.
Seattle Opera’s Community and Artist Relations Manager has been with the company since the late ’70s.
Grade-schoolers performing side-by-side with Seattle Opera Young Artists!
Meet the invaluable volunteers who help visiting artists live in Seattle.
Tenor and baritone fight—not for the soprano’s love, but to escape her!
Program for 1972/73 Manon Lescaut–the production that launched our Scenic Studios and Costume Shop.
Patricia Racette in her Seattle debut.
A great teacher who turned many in our community on to the beauty and power of opera.