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