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2015/2016 Season

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The Pearl Fishers

Georges Bizet

Oct. 17 - 31, 2015

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FARAWAY FANTASY WITH SPECTACULAR COLOR. Sail away to an island paradise for a hypnotic romance from the great Georges Bizet (Carmen). An alluring priestess with a mysterious past is pursued by a pair of fishermen who share a brotherly bond. Honor, jealousy, and communal duty complicate the love triangle; but a long-buried secret saves the day. Award-winning designer Zandra Rhodes (The Magic Flute) enhances the enchantment with vivid, fabulously colorful sets and costumes. Don’t miss this stunningly beautiful creation.

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The Marriage of Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jan. 16 - 30, 2016

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KINETIC COMEDY WITH HEARTFELT HUMANITY. Charming, lighthearted, and endlessly enjoyable, Mozart’s most popular opera sparkles with genius. There’s never a dull moment for a lascivious Count and his entourage as they navigate the ups and downs of “the crazy day” preparing a wedding – or two! General Director Aidan Lang brings an “engrossing, astute, and unmissable” (The New Zealand Herald) production to McCaw Hall for his Seattle Opera directorial debut. Genuinely touching, often hilarious, ever sublime, Mozart’s miraculous marriage of music to comedy delights like no other.

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Mary Stuart

Gaetano Donizetti

Feb. 27 - Mar. 12, 2016

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HISTORIC CONFRONTATION WITH SEARING EMOTIONS. Two icons of English royalty, Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots, clash in a powerful story of jealousy, pity, doubt, menace, exaltation, and remorse. Extravagant period costumes and virtuosic bel canto singing heighten the many moods of this haunting, unforgettable battle of wills. Does Elizabeth retain her nobility and show clemency to her rival? Or will spite and ambition drive her to seal Mary’s grisly fate? Join us at the palace and see!

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The Flying Dutchman

Richard Wagner

May 7 - 21, 2016

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ROMANTIC FABLE WITH STRIKING THEATRICALITY. A cursed ship captain, condemned to wander the seas for eternity, sets foot on land every seven years to search for a bride who can end his suffering. A young woman in a fishing village, obsessed with his legend, hopes to be the true love who can bring him peace. Wagner’s stormy, captivating tale takes on an arresting immediacy through a compelling and stylish production from a visionary creative team. Not to be missed.

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Recent Productions

An American Dream

Jack Perla

Aug. 21 & 23, 2015

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Giuseppe Verdi

Aug. 8 - 22, 2015

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Ariadne Auf Naxos

Richard Strauss

May 2 - 16, 2015

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George Frideric Handel

Feb. 21 – Mar. 7, 2015

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