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1985 Manon

The Seattle debut of Carol Vaness, a favorite soprano of the Seattle audience.

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1987 Otello

Starring the young Carol Vaness as Desdemona.

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2002 Un Ballo in maschera

Three of our favorite singers starred in this Verdi masterpiece.

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1988 La Traviata

Carol Vaness takes on the role of Violetta in Verdi’s classic.

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1989 Il Trovatore

Back on the mainstage, Verdi’s Il Trovatore impresses again.

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2006 Der Rosenkavalier

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.

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2005 Manon Lescaut

Veteran Carol Vaness paired with emerging newcomer Jay Hunter Morris in this rarely presented Puccini tragedy.

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"Earthquake" TOSCA

Hear the three great voices of the rescheduled Tosca after the earthquake.

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2001 Tosca

Three of Seattle’s favorite superstar singers braved the Nisqually earthquake during the run of this Puccini thriller.

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1997 Il trovatore

This revival of Nicholas Muni’s 1989 production, set in a strange dreamscape, starred Gordon Hawkins, fast becoming Seattle’s Verdi baritone of choice, as Count Di Luna.