Our Earth Around Town
Seattle Opera presents a trilogy of operas created for our youngest opera goers and their families. Sung in English, the Our Earth trilogy follows a cast of animal and human characters as they explore marine, freshwater, and forest ecosystems.
Next performance April 20
In the first opera, Heron and the Salmon Girl, salmon fail to return to the sea one spring. Heron, Orca and Turtle, and the fisherman Tayil travel from the open water of Puget Sound to an estuary in search of the missing fish. Meanwhile Alitsa, a young woman who is also a salmon, searches for her brother, Parr, who has left their small fishing village, only to fall ill in the big city.
Our salmon siblings, Parr and Alitsa, continue their journey in Rushing Upriver - closely pursued by a hungry coyote, a treacherous raccoon, and a wise raven - in search of a unique white flower with healing properties.
The Our Earth trilogy concludes with Every River Has Its People as Frog, Eagle, Owl, Alitsa, Parr, and Tayil head even farther inland to solve the mystery of the missing salmon.
Recommended for ages 4 and up.
In-school performances available by contacting Barbara Lynne Jamison.
Music by Eric Banks
Libretto by Irene Keliher
Earth Day Celebrations
Saturday, April 20, 2013
12 - 4:00 PM
Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion
Celebrate this extraordinary place we call home with performances of Heron and the Salmon Girl and Rushing Upriver featuring Seattle Youth Symphony, Seattle Opera soloists and Youth Chorus, conducted by Stephen Rogers Radcliffe. Scavenger hunt and additional Earth Day programming made possible by The Nature Conservancy. This concert is sponsored in part by Seattle Center.
Our Earth at Marrowstone Music Festival
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Western Washington University Performing Arts Center
The world premiere of "Every River Has Its People", the third Our Earth opera, and encore performances of the others in the series, with Seattle Youth Symphony, and Seattle Opera soloists and Youth Chorus.
Tickets: www.tickets.wwu.edu or 260-650-6146.
Make Some Noise! Open House
Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer Avenue
An all-day operatic affair at McCaw Hall featuring the complete Our Earth trilogy with Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Opera soloists and Youth Chorus, including the premiere of Every River Has Its People, the third and final opera in the series. Join us to learn creative ways for making noise, making music, exploring the science of sound, and uncovering the ingredients of theater magic in this fun day of discovery at the opera.
For the Press
Frequently-Asked Questions about Our Earth (PDF)