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