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