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Speight Celebration Concert and Dinner

Saturday, August 9, 2014
McCaw Hall

Join us for an extraordinary concert honoring the 30-year tenure of our beloved General Director Speight Jenkins and celebrating Seattle Opera’s 50th Anniversary. Accompanied by the Seattle Opera Chorus and members of Seattle Symphony Orchestra, many of Seattle Opera’s best-loved singers will pay tribute to Speight in concert at McCaw Hall.

Scheduled to appear:

Stephanie Blythe
William Burden
Francesco Demuro
Nuccia Focile
Clifton Forbis
Greer Grimsley
Christiane Libor
Kate Lindsey

Alwyn Mellor
Antonello Palombi
Brett Polegato
Peter Rose
Mary Elizabeth Williams
Arthur Woodley
And more!

A festive, black-tie reception and gourmet dinner for Speight and these spectacular singers will immediately follow the performance. Dinner guests will meet artists and have the chance to personally wish Speight well as he retires from his role as General Director of Seattle Opera. You won't want to miss this momentous evening celebrating Seattle Opera's past and setting the stage for another incredible 50 years.

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Guarantee your seat today by reserving a $1,000 VIP concert ticket or making a dinner reservation. Your VIP ticket grants you access to exclusive pre-concert and intermission receptions. Dinner reservations begin at $2,500 and include a VIP concert ticket.
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Net proceeds will benefit Seattle Opera's Annual Fund—all in honor of Speight Jenkins.

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