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Andrea Gruber sings Lady Macbeth

“Out, damn spot…out, I say!”

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THE RING in English

Listen to excerpts from Seattle Opera’s English-language RINGS!

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“What Is This Thing Called Opera?”

Opera education and outreach, ’70s-style!

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1973 Noye’s Fludde

350 schoolchildren starred in a Seattle Opera production in 1973!

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1973 Manon Lescaut

Our first production directed, designed, and built entirely in-house!

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1981 Manon Lescaut

Carol Neblett made her debut as Puccini’s coquette.

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1968 Fidelio

Performed on an impressive “junk sculpture” set designed by a Jesuit priest, Father L.E. Lubbers.

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1979 Faust

Erich Parce makes his Seattle Opera debut.

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1980 Les contes d’Hoffmann

Ashley Putnam took on all three heroines in this production of Offenbach’s masterpiece.

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1986 Eugene Onegin

Starring Dale Duesing, Peter Kazaras, Judith Haddon, and Geri Decker.

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1976 Of Mice and Men

The return of this great American work, first performed in Seattle in 1970.

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1970 Madama Butterfly

Seattle Opera’s first production of Puccini’s beloved tragedy.

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1971 La boheme

Our second production of Puccini’s perennially popular tragedy.

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1984 La forza del destino

Famed translator and music critic Andrew Porter made his directorial debut.

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1986 Tosca

Puccini’s classic Tosca returns with Ghena Dimitrova.

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1982 Rigoletto

Rigoletto continues to be a fan favorite with this luxurious 1982 production.

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1976 Aida

An Aida featuring several RING singers.

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2005 YAP Marriage of Figaro

The first Young Artists Program opera directed by Peter Kazaras!

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2004 Ariadne auf Naxos

Chris Alexander’s first award-winning production.

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1978 Magic Flute

Seattle Opera’s first production of Mozart’s great fairy-tale.

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1978 Falstaff

Seattle Opera’s first production of Verdi’s comic Shakespearean masterpiece.

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1973 Daughter of the Regiment

Anna Moffo’s Seattle Opera appearance!

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1972 La Périchole

Our only performance of this charming operetta.

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2006 Macbeth

A spectacular cast and walls that dripped blood made for a thrilling night of Verdi and Shakespeare.

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1990 WAR AND PEACE

Watch clips from Seattle Opera’s monumental production from the Goodwill Games!

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1982 “Hollywood Die Fledermaus!”

The world’s favorite operetta, starring several popular television stars of the day.

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1976 The Seagull

Thomas Pasatieri’s opera based on the Checkov play.

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1970 Of Mice and Men

Seattle Opera’s first original commissioned work.

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1979 Don Giovanni

A great star, but a compromised performance!

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1971 Calvary Program

Glynn Ross comissioned a new Pasatieri chamber opera for a church in Medina.

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RING in English: Archie Drake as Gunther and James McCray as Siegfried

Hear Archie Drake sing Gunther–in English!

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1983 Ring

The final cycle produced by Glynn Ross.

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1982 Ring

A game of musical chairs ensued when several Ring singers switched parts.

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1980 RING

By 1980, Seattle’s Ring was a well-known west coast cultural phenomenon.

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THE LARK OF GREAT YARMOUTH

A 2001 interview with Archie Drake, by Jonathan Dean.

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1979 Ring

Edward Sooter made a great addition to our Ring cast at its fifth consecutive summer.

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1978 Ring

Johanna Meier and Alberto Remedios joined our cast this summer.

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1977 Ring

Simon Estes was a strong Hagen, and Ute Vinzing joined our Ring for the first time as Brünnhilde.

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2005 Les contes d’Hoffmann

This colorful and imaginative production will return in May 2014.

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1975 Ring

The first Ring performed complete within a week in the U.S. in a generation.

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1975 Götterdämmerung

The first time the world ended at Seattle Opera!

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1970: Of Mice and Men World Premiere

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1990 War and Peace

Our unforgettable War and Peace celebrated the end of the Cold War.

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Program for 1972/73 Manon Lescaut–the production that launched our Scenic Studios and Costume Shop.

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1999 Vanessa

Our only production of this intriguing American work.

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1991 La bohème

Local favorites Vinson Cole, Sally Wolf, and Dale Duesing took on Puccini’s bohemians.

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1998 La bohème

An attractive young cast was terrific in this beloved opera about tragic young love.

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1996 Turandot

Enter a frozen world ruled by a harsh ice princess–at your own risk!