Explore the 1982/83 Peter Grimes Program!
Explore the 1974/75 Mefistofele Program!
Explore the 1982/83 Girl of the Golden West Program!
Featuring the Seattle Opera debuts of Stephen Wadsworth and Peter Kazaras!
This charming folk opera returned to Seattle Opera with an all-new cast.
Explore the 1996/97 Xerxes Program!
Explore this beloved cast, full of beautiful voices and frequent Seattle Opera artists.
Our unforgettable War and Peace celebrated the end of the Cold War.
An imaginative production of a wonderfully magical opera.
Dale Chihuly’s designs matched Debussy’s evocative, translucent music perfectly.
The earliest composed opera performed by Seattle Opera.
Hear Archie Drake in this thrilling American premiere.
When Stravinsky and Basil Rathbone appeared at Seattle Opera!
Explore the 1967/68 Romeo and Juliet Program!
Britten’s Shakespeare, set in a magical boarding school!
The world’s first ‘rock opera’ was Bette Midler’s only Seattle Opera appearance!
Explore the 2008 Young Artists Program Trouble in Tahiti & Rita Program!
Explore the 1993/94 Hansel and Gretel Program!
A serenade gone hilariously wrong!
Explore the 1975/76 The Seagull Program!
Beloved mezzo Frederica von Stade’s only Seattle Opera appearance!
Hear the great Canadian tenor sing one of his most gorgeous roles.
Joan Sutherland in a Massenet rarity—also starring the young James Morris!
Explore the 1965/66 Samson and Delilah Program!
Explore the 2007/08 I Puritani Program!
World Premiere of a new Pasatieri opera!
A sexy devil bewitched Seattle Opera in 1974.
Philip Glass’s minimalist opera about nonviolent resistance.
Seattle Opera’s beautiful world premiere from 2010.
Britten’s all-male nautical tragedy made its Seattle Opera debut in a spectacular production from Francesca Zambello, Alison Chitty, and Alan Burrett.
Explore the 2010 Young Artists Program Viva la Mamma! Program!
Explore the 2003/04 Girl of the West Program!
Explore the 2006 Young Artists Program The Tragedy of Carmen Program!
Explore the 2008/09 The Pear Fishers Program!
Seattle Opera’s first original commissioned work.
A touring production of Bernstein’s American masterpiece.
A beautifully haunting production of Britten’s ghost story.
Explore the 2005/06 The End of the Affair Program!
Seattle Opera’s only production of this tuneful comedy.
A memorable voice in a powerful role.
Explore the 1988/89 Satyagraha Program!
Explore the 1993/94 Don Carlos Program!
Explore the 2003/04 Mourning Becomes Electra Program!
James McCracken brought down the house!
Explore the 1990/91 Anna Bolena Program!
Explore the 1989/90 Master-Singers of Nuremberg Program!
The last opera produced in the old Seattle Opera House.
A rootin’, tootin’ barn-burner of a western with a strong Puccini cast.
Listen to “My man’s gone now”!
Discover Seattle Opera and Metropolitan Opera’s co-production of Iphigénie en Tauride, claimed as a rare treasure, debuted in 2007.
Glynn Ross comissioned a new Pasatieri chamber opera for a church in Medina.
Hear Robert Orth sing “Da geh’ ich zu Maxims”!
The first Jake Heggie opera performed at Seattle Opera.
Thomas Pasatieri’s opera based on the Checkov play.
The only Seattle Opera appearance of powerhouse bass Cesare Siepi.
Explore the 1998/99 Vanessa Program!
A fantastic young American soprano created the role of the heroine’s namesake in Amelia.
A fascinating double-bill of dark twentieth-century masterpieces.
Our Young Artists rise to the challenge of Britten’s Shakespeare!
Explore the 1990/91 Rusalka Program!
Explore the 1999/2000 Lakme Program!
Explore the 2000/01 Billy Budd Program!
Explore the 1971/72 A Masked Ball Program!
Explore the 2006 Young Artists Program The Turn of the Screw Program!
Explore the 2008 Young Artists Program Tatyana’s Letter Program!
Explore the 1979/80 Queen of Spades Program!
Joan Sutherland’s Seattle debut!
Superstar tenor required! Ben Heppner was the first Andrea Chénier at Seattle Opera since Franco Corelli in 1968.
Explore the 2011/12 Attila Program!
Explore the 1989/90 Dialogues of the Carmelites Program!
Listen to Asher Fisch conduct overwhelming music from the first show in McCaw Hall!
Explore the 1994/95 Cunning Little Vixen Program!
Speight remembers consecrating McCaw Hall with Wagner’s most Wagnerian opera.
Explore the 2007/08 Iphigenia in Tauris Program!
Explore the 2001/02 Un ballo in maschera Program!
Bizet’s exotic bonbon returns, starring William Burden.
Explore the 1987/88 Orpheus and Eurydice Program!
Explore the 1969/70 Of Mice and Men Program!
Hear Brian Asawa’s award-winning performance in Xerxes!
Explore the 2006/07 L’Italiana in Algeri Program!
Explore the 1976/77 Of Mice and Men Program!
Explore the 1993/94 The Pearl Fishers Program!
A great Italian American soprano in her Seattle Opera debut.
Our powerful first production of this Gluck masterwork.
Images highlighting 1991’s Anna Bolena
The return of this great American work, first performed in Seattle in 1970.
Seattle Opera’s stirring production of this Verdi rarity.
Hear opera’s ultimate tenor-baritone duet.
Our only production of Verdi’s ‘other’ comedy.
Explore the 1992/93 Passion of Jonathan Wade Program!
Our only production of this intriguing American work.
Two spectacular voices, early in their careers, brought an unknown masterpiece to Seattle.
This innovative new production turned the stage into a library desktop, complete with giant books, ink wells, and feather pens.
Speight remembers how Nuremberg came to Seattle.
Watch scenes from this beautiful opera by Mexican composer Daniel Catán!
A soprano turned into a butterfly at the climax of Seattle Opera’s first Spanish-language opera!
The first contemporary opera presented by Seattle Opera.
Hear Oreste’s mad scene from Gluck masterpiece, in a co-production created with the Met.
Explore the 2013/14 La Voix Humaine/ Suor Angelica Program!
Seattle Opera’s first production of the show featuring opera’s most gorgeous tenor-baritone duet!
Based on the Eugene O’Neill play, and revised by the composer for Seattle Opera’s production.
Explore the 2005/06 Macbeth Program!
Two of opera’s darkest characters blend their voices.
Explore the 1997/98 Florencia in the Amazon Program!
Explore the 1981/82 Abduction from the Seraglio Program!
Explore the 1971/72 Black Widow Program!
This fascinating double-bill won its director Artist of the Year.
Explore the 1990/91 Ballad of Baby Doe Program!
Explore the 2008/09 Bluebeard’s Castle and Erwartung Program!
Catch a glimpse of Seattle Opera’s first and only production of Lehár’s The Merry Widow.
Watch clips from Seattle Opera’s monumental production from the Goodwill Games!
as told by Hans Lehmann
Maurice Sendak designed this charming production of an opera beloved by all ages.
Our only production of the Poulenc masterpiece.
Explore the 1967/68 The Crucible Program!
Seattle Opera goes psychedelic!
This romantic French opera features the popular “Flower Duet” and the “Bell Song,” beloved of coloraturas of yesteryear.
“Gold is a Fine Thing” and many more celebrated arias can be found in this American opera.
Mamma knows best…not!
Seven magic bullets consecrated to the devil wreak havoc in this, the original German Romantic opera.
Explore the 1993/94 Turn of the Screw Program!
Explore the 1975/76 Thais Program!
Explore the 1992/93 The Merry Widow Program!
Jon Vickers as Britten’s tragic fisherman misfit.
Hear Christopher Maltman sing his award-winning Billy Budd!
Renée Fleming’s debut as Dvořák’s little mermaid.
Explore the 2009 Young Artists Program A Midsummer Night’s Dream Program!
Explore the 1984/85 Jenufa Program!
Angels aloft! And sliding down a giant playground slide in this familiar fairy-tale.
Tenor and baritone fight—not for the soprano’s love, but to escape her!
Our only performance of this charming operetta.
Explore the 2006/07 Julius Caesar in Egypt Program!
Dale Duesing played a Union soldier in over his head in post-Civil War South Carolina.
The earliest opera yet presented by Seattle Opera.
Composed in 1996, this evocative production debuted in Seattle in 1998. It proved so popular it was revived only 7 years later.
Seattle Opera’s only production to date of Wagner’s sunny comedy.
Explore the 1988/89 Romeo and Juliet Program!
Seattle Opera’s only production of Tchaikovsky’s Pushkin-inspired tragedy.
The first commission under Speight Jenkins’ leadership.
Explore the 2008 Young Artists Program Enchanted Child, Gianni Schicchi Program!
Explore the 1966/67 Lakme Program!
Explore the 2007 Young Artists Program Falstaff Program!
Explore the 1995/96 Andrea Chenier Program!
as told by composer Carlisle Floyd
Explore the 1999/2000 Der Freischutz Program!
Explore the 1992/93 Pelléas et Mélisande Program!
Explore the 2010/11 Don Quichotte Program!
Explore the 2009/10 Amelia Program!
The world’s first opera buffa, toured around Washington by the Young Artists.
Hear the luscious voice of a great mezzo singing the role she created.
as told by Julian Patrick
Explore the 1984/85 Ballad of Baby Doe Program!
Explore the 1990/91 War and Peace Program!
Explore the 2001/02 Rusalka Program!