© David Medley
“What Is This Thing Called Opera?”

Opera education and outreach, ’70s-style!

© Chris Bennion
1985 Manon

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

© Mary McInnis
1988 Roméo and Juliette

Vinson Cole and Kathryn Gameroni were affectingly romantic as the star-crossed lovers.

© Matthew McVay
1988 Satyagraha

Philip Glass’s minimalist opera about nonviolent resistance.

©Chris Bennion
1985 Lucia di Lammermoor

Despair, madness, and revenge fill the stage in Donizetti’s classic Lucia di Lammermoor.

©Matthew McVay
1987 Carmen

Bizet’s sexy gypsy returns to the main stage!

© Chris Bennion
1982 Barber of Seville

Starring June Anderson as Rosina!

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1995/96 Andrea Chenier Program

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1994/95 Rigoletto Program

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1992/93 Aida Program

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1990/91 Cavalleria Rusticana and Gianni Schicchi Program

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1990/91 War and Peace Program

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1989/90 Dialogues of the Carmelites Program

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1989/90 Il Trovatore Program

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1987/88 The Magic Flute Program

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1985/86 Lucia di Lammermoor Program

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© Des Gates
1976 The Seagull

Thomas Pasatieri’s opera based on the Checkov play.

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1984/85 The Ballad of Baby Doe Program

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1983/84 La Sonnambula Program

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1983/84 Elektra Program

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1983/84 Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci Program

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1982/83 The Barber of Seville Program

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1980/81 The Tales of Hoffmann Program

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1979/80 Queen of Spades Program

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© Ron Scherl
1987 Ring

Leonie Rysanek’s unforgettable Seattle appearance!

© Ron Scherl
1986 RING

The first complete presentation of the imaginative Rochaix/Israel Ring 2.

© Chris Bennion
1984 Ring

The last summer for Ring 1!

© Chris Bennion
1981 Ring

A new Siegfried added to the excitement of Seattle Opera’s most ambitious summer program yet.

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1973/74 Gianni Schicchi, Pagliacci Program

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1973/74 Rigoletto Cover
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1985 Die Walkure Cover
1985/86 Die Walküre Program

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1981 The Ring of the Nibelung Cover
1981 Ring & Tristan Program

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

1980 The Ring of the Nibelung Cover
1980 Ring Program

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© Chris Bennion
1975 Ring

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

© Gary Smith
1991 Ring

RING 2 achieved widespread acceptance this summer, and the number of performances increased to three.

© Ron Scherl
1989 The Flying Dutchman
1971/72 Lucia Cover
1971/72 Lucia di Lammermoor Program

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© Gary Smith
1992 Lucia di Lammermoor

Sally Wolf won Artist of the Year this season for her extraordinary Lucia.

© Gary Smith
1996 Andrea Chénier

Superstar tenor required! Ben Heppner was the first Andrea Chénier at Seattle Opera since Franco Corelli in 1968.