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Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi

Aug. 10–28, 2019

Director Lindy Hume's modern adaptation of Verdi's melodrama is "more real and emotionally impactful than any production of Rigoletto I’ve witnessed." (San Francisco Classical Voice).

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Carmen

Georges Bizet

May 4–19, 2019

In a "gorgeous production" (Seattle Magazine) Bizet's thrilling story of deadly obsession seduces with an amazing array of instantly recognizable melodies and masterful arias beloved across the globe.

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The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Music by Mason Bates
Libretto by Mark Campbell

Feb. 23–Mar. 9, 2019

This Grammy® Award-winning opera goes behind the headlines of the visionary Apple co-founder as Steve Jobs faces his mortality and revisits 18 of his most important memories in search of a perfect moment to take with him.

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Il trovatore

Giuseppe Verdi

Jan. 12-26, 2019

In a production with “two terrific casts” Verdi’s hot-blooded melodrama enthralled audiences as a “work that offers one great aria after another and some of the meatiest roles in all of opera” (The Seattle Times).

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The Turn of the Screw

Benjamin Britten

Oct. 13-27, 2018

The Turn of the Screw begins "It is a curious story. I have written in faded ink," plunging audiences into the ghostly world of an isolated English manor where supernatural encounters are brought to life with the hauntingly beautiful music of Benjamin Britten..

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Porgy And Bess

George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin

Aug. 11-25, 2018

A new-to-Seattle production of the Gershwins' American masterpiece thrilled audiences with "an enthralling evening" where "you can't take your eyes or ears off the stage." (City Arts Magazine).

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O+E

Christoph Gluck

June 2-10, 2018

An all-female creative team and principal cast brings to life an innovative retelling of Gluck’s classic Orpheus and Eurydice that “cleverly reworks operatic tradition and upends traditional gender roles.” (The Seattle Times).

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Aida

Giuseppe Verdi

May 5-19, 2018

Director Francesca Zambello's "spectacular" (Opera Warhorses) new-to-Seattle production featured choreography by contemporary dance leader Jessica Lang, as well as designs by "art world superstar" (San Francisco Chronicle) RETNA.

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Beatrice & Benedict

Hector Berlioz

Feb. 24-Mar. 10, 2018

This "fast-paced, action-packed and nobly sung" (The Seattle Times) operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing combined the talents of ACT Theatre and Seattle Symphony for a one-of-a-kind theatrical hybrid.

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Così fan tutte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jan. 13-27, 2018

Blending bawdy humor and keen insight, this charming contemporary comedy about sex featured “gorgeous music, intense theatricality, fun, pathos and tremendous energy” (Seattle PI).