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