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Friendship Duet from DON CARLOS, with Vinson Cole and William Stone

Hear opera’s ultimate tenor-baritone duet.

© Gary Smith
Scene One Finale from UN BALLO IN MASCHERA

Listen to some of Verdi’s bubbliest music.

© Mary McInnis
1988 Roméo and Juliette

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

© Gary Smith
2002 Un Ballo in maschera

Three of our favorite singers starred in this Verdi masterpiece.

© Gary Smith
The “Lakmé” Tag-Team Tenor Triumph

One performance, one role, two tenors!

© Wah Lui
2006 Der Rosenkavalier

Carol Vaness made her role debut as The Marschallin and Maestro Asher Fisch won Artist-of-the-Year honors for conducting this revival of Bruno Schwengl’s lavish production.

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1988 Orphée et Eurydice

Our powerful first production of this Gluck masterwork.

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2005 Les contes d’Hoffmann

This colorful and imaginative production will return in May 2014.

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"Earthquake" TOSCA

Hear the three great voices of the rescheduled Tosca after the earthquake.

© Gary Smith
1995 Madama Butterfly

“Death with honor before life with dishonor!” A strong production of Puccini’s great tragedy.

© 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
2001 Tosca

Three of Seattle’s favorite superstar singers braved the Nisqually earthquake during the run of this Puccini thriller.

© Gary Smith
1993 Don Carlos

Verdi’s most ambitious opera came thrillingly to life in this spectacular production.

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2000 Lakmé

This romantic French opera features the popular “Flower Duet” and the “Bell Song,” beloved of coloraturas of yesteryear.

© Gery Smith
1992 Cosi fan tutte

Richard Stilwell, Sheri Greenawald, Vinson Cole and others starred in Mozart’s thought-provoking comedy.

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1998 The Elixir of Love

A lovesick dope wins the help of his special lady with a magic love potion that’s really cheap red wine.

© Gary Smith
1997 Werther

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

© Gary Smith
1991 Anna Bolena

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1995 Carmen

Check out the production which caused the first-ever Seattle Times opera-related phone-in poll!