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Speight’s Wagner Memories: 2000 Half-RING

Speight remembers how the “Green” RING began its life.

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1986 Eugene Onegin

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

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2002 Salome

Conducted by Gerard Schwarz, this opera stretched Mercer Arts Arena to the acoustic limits.

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2012 Turandot

A stunning production of Puccini’s grandest opera with an all-star cast.

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2011 Barber of Seville

Peter Kazaras directs Rossini’s popular comedy!

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2010 Falstaff

Our liveliest production yet of this great comedy!

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2009 Marriage of Figaro

A stylish, sexy production of what’s been called the ‘perfect’ opera.

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1987 Magic Flute

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

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2011 Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

A double-cast production: soprano Sarah Coburn performed Rosina one and mezzo Kate Lindsey in the other!

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2010 Falstaff

A wholly Shakespearean production of Verdi’s great comedy.

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2009 Le nozze di Figaro

Peter Kazaras’ lively staging featured Mariusz Kwiecien heading up a colorful cast of characters.

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1985 Jenůfa

Featuring the Seattle Opera debuts of Stephen Wadsworth and Peter Kazaras!

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2010 Tristan and Isolde

Watch Video: Music with Maestro Asher Fisch

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2010 Tristan and Isolde

Watch Director’s Talk Video with Peter Kazaras

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2010 Tristan and Isolde

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1985-1995 RING 2

Watch clips from our imaginative second production of Wagner’s Ring.

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1990 WAR AND PEACE

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

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2011 Il barbiere di Siviglia

A unique revival in which the alternating Rosinas were performed by different voice types.

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2010 Tristan und Isolde

A minimalist new production directed by Peter Kazaras that was inspired in part from the Ambrose Bierce short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.”

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2000: "Boris" Bells Ring in the New Millenium

The people of Russia acclaim their new Tsar–but strange harmonies in the clanging bells warn us that all is not well.

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1995 Ring

The final outing of Ring 2 was a great success, artistically—and financially!

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1994 The Turn of the Screw

A haunting and memorable production of what is often considered Britten’s masterpiece.

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2001 Billy Budd

Britten’s all-male nautical tragedy made its Seattle Opera debut in a spectacular production from Francesca Zambello, Alison Chitty, and Alan Burrett.

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2000 Das Rheingold and Die Walküre

This preview of our third RING production featured the first two operas in the cycle, presented in full one year later.

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2000 Boris Godunov

The first opera of the new century showcased the chorus in their leading role as the people of Russia.