Listen to Corelli’s stunning “Ah, lève-toi soleil!”
Explore the 1971/72 Flying Dutchman Program!
Veteran Carol Vaness paired with emerging newcomer Jay Hunter Morris in this rarely presented Puccini tragedy.
Listen to Sutherland and Tourangeau sing the famous “Lakmé” Flower Duet!
Explore the 2005 Ring Program!
Speight finds a new Siegfried–with two days notice!
Jon Vickers as Britten’s tragic fisherman misfit.
Sally Wolf won Artist of the Year this season for her extraordinary Lucia.
Hear two of the great Wagner voices of our time, at the peak of their powers.
Renee Fleming made her Seattle Opera debut in one of her greatest roles.
Listen to highlights from Mozart’s perfect opera.
Explore the 1982/83 Peter Grimes Program!
The climax of Don Magnifico’s ridiculous “dream” aria.
Seattle Opera’s first Traviata wasn’t ours at all—it came from the Met.
Leonie Rysanek’s unforgettable Seattle appearance!
Seattle Opera’s only production to date of Wagner’s sunny comedy.
Explore the 2010/11 Don Quichotte Program!
Joan Sutherland in a Massenet rarity—also starring the young James Morris!
Our liveliest production yet of this great comedy!
Joan Sutherland returned to Seattle as Donna Anna.
Explore the 2003/04 Parsifal Program!
Explore the 1993/94 Norma Program!
Hear the three great voices of the rescheduled Tosca after the earthquake.
Anna Moffo’s Seattle Opera appearance!
The “Green” Ring looked better than ever this summer.
Three of Seattle’s favorite superstar singers braved the Nisqually earthquake during the run of this Puccini thriller.
Explore the 1990/91 Rusalka Program!
Marius Kwiecien sings the Champagne Aria!
Explore the 2009/10 Amelia Program!
Explore the 1964/65 Lucia di Lammermoor Program!
Explore the 1965/66 Il trovatore Program!
Explore the 1964/65 Rigoletto Program!
Check out the production which caused the first-ever Seattle Times opera-related phone-in poll!
Erich Parce makes his Seattle Opera debut.
Explore the 1968/69 Der Rosenkavalier Program!
“Gloomy captain, go on land; seek a faithful woman’s hand! Another seven years rush by; another woman soon must die.”
A penguin-crocodile, floating coloratura queen, and befeathered Nathan Gunn delighted audiences in this final production of the millenium.
Patricia Racette starred in this heart-breakingly beautiful production.
Explore the 2001 Ring Program!
Who says Wagner singers are no fun?
Explore the 1965/66 La Boheme Program!
John Relyea’s unforgettable “Hoffmann” villains!
Explore the 1967/68 Romeo and Juliet Program!
This preview of our third RING production featured the first two operas in the cycle, presented in full one year later.
Hear the gorgeous trio from “Così fan tutte” sung by three of our favorite singers.
Watch scenes from this beautiful opera by Mexican composer Daniel Catán!
Wagner’s rollicking sea yarn came to Seattle with a famous cast.
Patricia Racette in her Seattle debut.
The award-winning performance in the first opera in the renovated McCaw Hall.
Explore the 1973/74 Gianni Schicchi, Pagliacci Program!
The great Viennese soprano’s only Seattle appearance!
Our unforgettable War and Peace celebrated the end of the Cold War.
James McCracken brought down the house!
Two of opera’s darkest characters blend their voices.
Chris Alexander’s first award-winning production.
One of our favorite baritones sings Alberich’s curse.
Bizet’s sexy gypsy returns to the main stage!
Our first RING in McCaw Hall–and Greer Grimsley’s first Wotan.
Beverly Sills’ only Mimì!
The Seattle Opera debut of Julian Patrick!
Giovanni Martinelli’s one Seattle Opera appearance!
A great star, but a compromised performance!
Joan Sutherland’s Seattle debut!
Listen to the voice of Seattle’s reigning king of the gods.
Explore the 1989/90 Master-Singers of Nuremberg Program!
Régine Crespin’s Seattle Opera appearance!
Hear the performance that won Ben Heppner’s the Artist-of-the-Year Award!
Speight remembers his first great success with the RING.
Jane Eaglen stars in Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio 2002.
Superstar tenor required! Ben Heppner was the first Andrea Chénier at Seattle Opera since Franco Corelli in 1968.
A starry production of Verdi’s great melodrama.
Explore the 1978/79 Don Giovanni Program!
Peter Kazaras’ lively staging featured Mariusz Kwiecien heading up a colorful cast of characters.
as told by Hans Lehmann
A lively production of Rossini’s great comedy.
Explore the 1995/96 Andrea Chenier Program!
Explore the 1980/81 Aida Program!
Explore the 2006/07 Don Giovanni Program!
Explore the 1970/71 Tales of Hoffmann Program!
Explore the 1968/69 Tosca Program!
William Burden as Orphée implores the Furies to return his Eurydice to him.
“The jaws of hell gape wide and swallow all of creation” in some of Verdi’s most powerful music.
Listen to some of the silliest music in all opera!
Explore the 1972/73 La Traviata Program!
A rootin’, tootin’ barn-burner of a western with a strong Puccini cast.
Explore the 1971/72 A Masked Ball Program!
Explore the 1987/88 Orpheus and Eurydice Program!
Seattle Opera’s first production of the show featuring opera’s most gorgeous tenor-baritone duet!
Stephanie Blythe curses Verdi’s priests.
Explore the 1966/67 Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci Program!
Explore the 2009 Ring Program!
A double-cast production: soprano Sarah Coburn performed Rosina one and mezzo Kate Lindsey in the other!
Young love triumphs over aged tyranny in this most popular of opera comedies.
Hear an astonishing “Si, pel ciel” from a great American tenor!
Explore the 1978/79 Macbeth Program!
Explore the 2007/08 Flying Dutchman Program!
Verdi’s most ambitious opera came thrillingly to life in this spectacular production.
Hear the great Canadian tenor sing one of his most gorgeous roles.
Explore the 1969/70 Turandot Program!
Sherrill Milnes’s Seattle Opera debut!
A spectacular cast and walls that dripped blood made for a thrilling night of Verdi and Shakespeare.
Seattle Opera’s beautiful world premiere from 2010.
Explore the 1998/99 Tristan and Isolde Program!
Starring Greer Grimsley as the Devil!
None who were there will ever forget Jane Eaglen’s stunning Seattle Opera debut!
When Stravinsky and Basil Rathbone appeared at Seattle Opera!
Listen to some of Verdi’s bubbliest music.
The unforgettable opera that opened McCaw Hall!
Listen to Sally Wolf’s award-winning LUCIA Mad Scene!
Peter Kazaras directs Rossini’s popular comedy!
Images highlighting 1991’s Anna Bolena
Seattle’s first completely comic opera!
Hear the luscious voice of a great mezzo singing the role she created.
Explore the 1990/91 War and Peace Program!
Explore the 1977/78 The King of Lahore Program!
Watch clips from Seattle Opera’s monumental production from the Goodwill Games!
The ultimate tale of obsession unfolds in Bizet’s Carmen.
The world’s first ‘rock opera’ was Bette Midler’s only Seattle Opera appearance!
Speight’s dreams come true with a match made in operatic heaven.
A minimalist new production directed by Peter Kazaras that was inspired in part from the Ambrose Bierce short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.”
Seattle Opera’s only production of Tchaikovsky’s Pushkin-inspired tragedy.
A stylish, sexy production of what’s been called the ‘perfect’ opera.
Beloved mezzo Frederica von Stade’s only Seattle Opera appearance!
Greer Grimsley’s first Wagner opera—complete with giant animatronic swan!
This romantic French opera features the popular “Flower Duet” and the “Bell Song,” beloved of coloraturas of yesteryear.
Enter a frozen world ruled by a harsh ice princess–at your own risk!
Starring Seattle Opera’s first African-American singer!
Explore the 1984/85 Ballad of Baby Doe Program!
as told by Julian Patrick
Explore the 1967/68 Don Giovanni Program!
One performance, one role, two tenors!
Renée Fleming’s debut as Dvořák’s little mermaid.
“Death with honor before life with dishonor!” A strong production of Puccini’s great tragedy.
Joan Sutherland wowed the opera-goers of Seattle in 1970 by singing all three ladies in “The Tales of Hoffmann.”
This colorful and imaginative production will return in May 2014.
Explore the 1990/91 Anna Bolena Program!
A serenade gone hilariously wrong!
A beautiful (and beautifully sung) production of one of the most Romantic French operas.
Revival of the 1994 production directed by Stephen Wadsworth.
Explore this beloved cast, full of beautiful voices and frequent Seattle Opera artists.
Explore the 1971/72 Lucia di Lammermoor Program!
Polish barihunk Mariusz Kwiecien triumphed as Mozart’s seductive bad boy.
Beverly Sills sang Lucia in Seattle.
Aleksandra Kurzak sings Lucia’s Mad Scene!
Speight gets the swan just the way he likes it!
A lovesick girl sings rhapsodies about a fantasy of the man she adores.
Explore the 1964/65 Boris Godunov Program!
Two spectacular voices, early in their careers, brought an unknown masterpiece to Seattle.
Speight remembers how the “Green” RING began its life.
The second Seattle Opera staging of Verdi’s final opera was directed by Shakespearean veteran Chris Alexander.
Explore the 1967/68 Otello Program!
Seven magic bullets consecrated to the devil wreak havoc in this, the original German Romantic opera.
Explore the 1966/67 The Barber of Seville Program!
Hear opera’s ultimate tenor-baritone duet.
Starring Dale Duesing, Peter Kazaras, Judith Haddon, and Geri Decker.
Speight: “A remarkably easy RING!”
The first full performance of Seattle Opera’s beloved “Green” Ring.
Nilsson as the Ice Princess.
Hear Ewa Podles’s award-winning Adalgisa!
This innovative new production turned the stage into a library desktop, complete with giant books, ink wells, and feather pens.
Explore the 1968/69 Andrea Chenier Program!
A wholly Shakespearean production of Verdi’s great comedy.
Explore the 1981/82 Die Fledermaus Program!
Explore the 2004/05 Lohengrin Program!
Explore the 2007/08 I Puritani Program!
Franco Corelli at Seattle Opera.
A unique revival in which the alternating Rosinas were performed by different voice types.
Mirth and madness from the master of operatic mayhem!
Our powerful first production of this Gluck masterwork.
Explore the 1994/95 Lohengrin Program!
Listen to an amazing feat of bel canto virtuosity from one of our favorite tenors.
Explore the 1965/66 Samson and Delilah Program!
New production featured a repurposed set from 2008’s “I PURITANI”.
Composed in 1996, this evocative production debuted in Seattle in 1998. It proved so popular it was revived only 7 years later.
The stunning debut of one of our favorite sopranos!
Hear the German soprano who triumphed at Seattle Opera recently in Fidelio.
Explore the 2010/11 Tristan and Isolde Program!
Explore the 1987 Ring Program!
A lovesick dope wins the help of his special lady with a magic love potion that’s really cheap red wine.
The career of an artist who gave much to Seattle Opera.
Fiorenza Cossotto stole the show with “O don fatale.”
Explore the 2000/01 Das Rheingold, Die Walküre Program!
Roberta Peters was Seattle Opera’s first Lucia.
Local favorites Vinson Cole, Sally Wolf, and Dale Duesing took on Puccini’s bohemians.
“I think this is getting too silly!”
Explore the 1966/67 Lakme Program!
Dorothy Kirsten’s Seattle appearance.
Wagner News: “An opera experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life.”
Starring future Artist-of-the-Year winners Lawrence Brownlee and Mary Elizabeth Williams!