Explore the 2007/08 Iphigenia in Tauris Program!
Explore the 2003/04 Girl of the West Program!
Speight’s dreams come true with a match made in operatic heaven.
Carol Vaness made her role debut as The Marschallin and Maestro Asher Fisch won Artist-of-the-Year honors for conducting this revival of Bruno Schwengl’s lavish production.
Explore the 1984/85 Tannhäuser Program!
The moment when the difference between Speight Jenkins and Glynn Ross became apparent!
Explore the 2010/11 Don Quichotte Program!
Explore the 1997/98 Der Rosenkavalier Program!
Discover Seattle Opera and Metropolitan Opera’s co-production of Iphigénie en Tauride, claimed as a rare treasure, debuted in 2007.
Speight gets the swan just the way he likes it!
Leonie Rysanek’s unforgettable Seattle appearance!
Speight remembers how Nuremberg came to Seattle.
Watch clips from Seattle Opera’s monumental production from the Goodwill Games!
None who were there will ever forget Jane Eaglen’s stunning Seattle Opera debut!
Our powerful first production of this Gluck masterwork.
The most familiar music from Wagner’s RING!
Watch scenes from this beautiful opera by Mexican composer Daniel Catán!
Superstar tenor required! Ben Heppner was the first Andrea Chénier at Seattle Opera since Franco Corelli in 1968.
Hear two of the great Wagner voices of our time, at the peak of their powers.
Explore the 1987 Ring Program!
Polish barihunk Mariusz Kwiecien triumphed as Mozart’s seductive bad boy.
Featuring the Seattle Opera debuts of Stephen Wadsworth and Peter Kazaras!
Explore the 1984/85 Jenufa Program!
Don Giovanni as Seattle had never seen it before!
Explore the 2005 Ring Program!
A rootin’, tootin’ barn-burner of a western with a strong Puccini cast.
Seattle Opera’s first home-grown production of the greatest American opera.
Explore the 1989/90 Dialogues of the Carmelites Program!
Explore the 2007/08 I Puritani Program!
Explore the 2011/12 Porgy and Bess Program!
Explore this beloved cast, full of beautiful voices and frequent Seattle Opera artists.
Explore the 2006/07 Don Giovanni Program!
For Seattle Opera’s only production of this masterpiece, we projected titles above the stage for the first time.
Listen to the voice of Seattle’s reigning king of the gods.
Explore the 1992/93 Pelléas et Mélisande Program!
The Seattle debut of Carol Vaness, a favorite soprano of the Seattle audience.
The award-winning performance in the first opera in the renovated McCaw Hall.
Explore the 1985/86 Manon Program!
Britten’s all-male nautical tragedy made its Seattle Opera debut in a spectacular production from Francesca Zambello, Alison Chitty, and Alan Burrett.
Hear the great Canadian tenor sing one of his most gorgeous roles.
The stunning debut of one of our favorite sopranos!
Speight: “A remarkably easy RING!”
Explore the 1990/91Don Giovanni Program!
The orchestra mourns the death of a fallen hero.
A sumptuous production of Richard Strauss’s most popular opera.
Renée Fleming’s debut as Dvořák’s little mermaid.
Explore the 1994/95 Lohengrin Program!
Explore the 2000/01 Billy Budd Program!
Listen to Asher Fisch conduct overwhelming music from the first show in McCaw Hall!
The great Viennese soprano’s only Seattle appearance!
Seattle Opera’s only production to date of Wagner’s sunny comedy.
Explore the 1985/86 Die Walküre Program!
Speight remembers when the “Shiite Wagnerites” demanded his head.
Our only production of the Poulenc masterpiece.
The final outing of Ring 2 was a great success, artistically—and financially!
Hear the winners of our International Wagner Competitions!
Explore the 1995 Ring Program!
Explore the 1990/91 Anna Bolena Program!
The unforgettable opera that opened McCaw Hall!
Images highlighting 1991’s Anna Bolena
Hear the gorgeous trio from “Così fan tutte” sung by three of our favorite singers.
Dale Chihuly’s designs matched Debussy’s evocative, translucent music perfectly.
Explore the 2009/10 Amelia Program!
Hear Oreste’s mad scene from Gluck masterpiece, in a co-production created with the Met.
Hear the German soprano who triumphed at Seattle Opera recently in Fidelio.
Explore the 2006/07 Der Rosenkavalier Program!
Speight remembers consecrating McCaw Hall with Wagner’s most Wagnerian opera.
Wagner News: “An opera experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life.”
Listen to an amazing feat of bel canto virtuosity from one of our favorite tenors.
Our unforgettable War and Peace celebrated the end of the Cold War.
Explore the 2012/13 Turandot Program!
Hear the luscious voice of a great mezzo singing the role she created.
Explore the 1993/94 Norma Program!
This fascinating double-bill won its director Artist of the Year.
Explore the 1986 Ring Program!
Explore the 1989/90 Master-Singers of Nuremberg Program!
Greer Grimsley’s first Wagner opera—complete with giant animatronic swan!
Explore the 2008/09 Bluebeard’s Castle and Erwartung Program!
Explore the 1987/88 Orpheus and Eurydice Program!
Seattle Opera’s beautiful world premiere from 2010.
Explore the 2003/04 Parsifal Program!
Explore the 2013 Ring Program!
Explore the 1990/91 Rusalka Program!
This innovative new production turned the stage into a library desktop, complete with giant books, ink wells, and feather pens.
A fantastic young American soprano created the role of the heroine’s namesake in Amelia.
Watch clips from our imaginative second production of Wagner’s Ring.
The first complete presentation of the imaginative Rochaix/Israel Ring 2.
A stunning production of Puccini’s grandest opera with an all-star cast.
Explore the 1998/99 Tristan and Isolde Program!
Speight finds a new Siegfried–with two days notice!
Explore the 1990/91 War and Peace Program!
Explore the 1995/96 Andrea Chenier Program!
Our first RING in McCaw Hall–and Greer Grimsley’s first Wotan.
Renee Fleming made her Seattle Opera debut in one of her greatest roles.