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