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1991 Ariadne auf Naxos

Our colorful first production of the Strauss-Hofmannsthal charmer!

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1983 Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci

One of the more successful productions from Speight Jenkins’ first season.

© Chris Bennion
1982 Rigoletto

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

© Matthew McVay
1989 Marriage of Figaro

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

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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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1997/98 Florencia in the Amazon Program

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1983 Peter Grimes

Jon Vickers as Britten’s tragic fisherman misfit.

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1981 Ring & Tristan Program

Explore the program for our Summer 1981 Wagner festival, featuring the Ring and Tristan and Isolde.

© Greg Eastman
1994 Les pêcheurs de perles

Seattle Opera’s first production of the show featuring opera’s most gorgeous tenor-baritone duet!

© Gary Smith
1994 Hansel und Gretel

Angels aloft! And sliding down a giant playground slide in this familiar fairy-tale.

© Gary Smith
1998 Florencia en el Amazonas

A soprano turned into a butterfly at the climax of Seattle Opera’s first Spanish-language opera!

1991 Ariadne of Naxos

Images highlighting 1991’s Ariadne of Naxos

© Gary Smith
1997 Werther

A beautiful (and beautifully sung) production of one of the most Romantic French operas.