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Speight’s Wagner Memories: 84 TANNHÄUSER

Speight remembers how supertitles came to Seattle Opera.

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1986 Eugene Onegin

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

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1987 Faust

Francesca Zambello’s production boasted “theatrical virtues equaled only by a vintage MGM spectacular.”

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1989 Werther

Seattle favorite Dale Duesing starred in the ‘baritone’ version of Massenet’s tragedy.

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1991 Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni as Seattle had never seen it before!

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1989 Marriage of Figaro

Mozart’s beloved comedy performed by an adorable young cast.

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1988 Die Fledermaus

Starring Dale Duesing as Eisenstein!

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1987 Magic Flute

Maurice Sendak’s beautiful production of Mozart’s fairy-tale.

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1986 Così fan tutte

Mozart’s problem comedy—with a time machine!

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1985 La Bohème

This cast of singers play Puccini’s bohemians in the classic tale of young love and despair.

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1984 Tannhäuser

For Seattle Opera’s only production of this masterpiece, we projected titles above the stage for the first time.

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1984: Dale Duesing as Wolfram

Duesing implores the Evening Star to bear his love to the lady of his heart.

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1994 The Cunning Little Vixen

Maurice Sendak designed this charming production of an opera beloved by all ages.

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1992 The Passion of Jonathan Wade

Dale Duesing played a Union soldier in over his head in post-Civil War South Carolina.

© Gery Smith
1991 La bohème

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

© Gary Smith
1992 The Ballad of Baby Doe

This charming folk opera returned to Seattle Opera with an all-new cast.