A memorable voice in a powerful role.
A favorite soprano singing a wild aria.
“Out, damn spot…out, I say!”
Two of opera’s darkest characters blend their voices.
Hear a Verdi duet of heartbreaking beauty.
Hear the lively conclusion to Verdi’s great comedy.
A great artist in an unforgettable scene.
Hear opera’s ultimate tenor-baritone duet.
Listen to some of Verdi’s bubbliest music.
Listen to one of Verdi’s most popular tunes!
A rousing overture from the master of Italian opera.
Some of the most joyously noisy music in all opera!
Seattle Opera’s first Traviata wasn’t ours at all—it came from the Met.
Hear an astonishing “Si, pel ciel” from a great American tenor!
Fiorenza Cossotto stole the show with “O don fatale.”
Listen to the 2012/13 YAPs celebrating Verdi in style!
Peter Kazaras’s brilliant production is born.
Mary Costa was an attractive Desdemona.
Starring the young Carol Vaness as Desdemona.
Three of our favorite singers starred in this Verdi masterpiece.
Seattle Opera’s stirring production of this Verdi rarity.
A starry production of Verdi’s great melodrama.
Romanian soprano Mariana Nicolesco was a beautiful Violetta.
A multi-national cast brought Verdi’s tuneful melodrama to Seattle.
Famed translator and music critic Andrew Porter made his directorial debut.
Carol Vaness takes on the role of Violetta in Verdi’s classic.
Back on the mainstage, Verdi’s Il Trovatore impresses again.
Rigoletto continues to be a fan favorite with this luxurious 1982 production.
Italian baritone Matteo Manuguerra shines in Seattle Opera’s second staging of Rigoletto.
Seattle Opera opens its doors with Rigoletto.
A beautiful Renaissance-era production of the Verdi classic.
A splendid production of Verdi’s masterpiece–complete with live horses!
An Aida featuring several RING singers.
Starring Seattle Opera’s first African-American singer!
Artist of the Year Winner Stephanie Blythe wows in Aida.
Explore the 2007 Young Artists Program Falstaff Program!
Our liveliest production yet of this great comedy!
Explore the 2013 Young Artists Program King for a Day program!
Explore the 2013 Young Artists Program Viva Verdi Program!
Our only production of Verdi’s ‘other’ comedy.
Seattle Opera’s first production of Verdi’s comic Shakespearean masterpiece.
A wholly Shakespearean production of Verdi’s great comedy.
Hear Harolyn Blackwell’s award-winning “Caro nome.”
Stephanie Blythe curses Verdi’s priests.
Explore the 2011/12 Attila Program!
Explore the 2009/10 Falstaff Program!
Explore the 2009/10 Il Trovatore Program!
Explore the 2009/10 La Traviata Program!
Explore the 2008/09 Aida Program!
Explore the 2005/06 Macbeth Program!
Explore the 2004/05 Rigoletto Program!
Explore the 2001/02 Un ballo in maschera Program!
Explore the 2000/01 Falstaff Program!
Explore the 1996/97 Il Trovatore Program!
Explore the 1996/97 La Traviata Program!
Explore the 1994/95 Rigoletto Program!
Explore the 1993/94 Don Carlos Program!
Explore the 1992/93 Aida Program!
Explore the 1989/90 Il Trovatore Program!
Explore the 1988/89 La Traviata Program!
Explore the 1987/88 Rigoletto Program!
Explore the 1986/87 Otello Program!
A spectacular cast and walls that dripped blood made for a thrilling night of Verdi and Shakespeare.
Photos from Seattle Opera’s first production of the decade.
The first of three Verdi operas featured in our 2009/10 season.
Sherrill Milnes’s Seattle Opera debut!
The production that began it all.
Explore the 1983/84 Force of Destiny Program!
Explore the 1982/82 Il Trovatore Program!
Explore the 1981/82 Rigoletto Program!
Explore the 1980/81 Aida Program!
Explore the 1979/80 La Traviata Program!
Explore the 1978/79 Macbeth Program!
Explore the 1977/78 Falstaff Program!
Explore the 1976/77 Otello Program!
Explore the 1975/76 Aida Program!
Explore the 1974/75 Il Trovatore Program!
Explore the 1973/74 Rigoletto Program!
Revival of 1995 production updating the action to Mussolini’s Italy.
“The jaws of hell gape wide and swallow all of creation” in some of Verdi’s most powerful music.
A lovesick girl sings rhapsodies about a fantasy of the man she adores.
Gordon Hawkins became Seattle’s Verdi baritone of choice with this production.
The second Seattle Opera staging of Verdi’s final opera was directed by Shakespearean veteran Chris Alexander.
Explore the 1972/73 La Traviata Program!
Verdi’s most ambitious opera came thrillingly to life in this spectacular production.
Explore the 1971/72 A Masked Ball Program!
Explore the 1970/71 Don Carlo Program!
Explore the 1969/70 Force of Destiny Program!
Explore the 1968/69 Aida Program!
Aida set in a 19th century Museum of Egyptology? This Rochaix/Israel production intrigued some and baffled others.
Explore the 1967/68 Otello Program!
Explore the 1966/67 La Traviata Program!
Explore the 1965/66 Il trovatore Program!
Explore the 1964/65 Rigoletto Program!
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.
A rare summer performance of a Verdi classic!