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Don Giovanni

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Streamed Mar. 19–21, 2021

What goes around comes around on Mozart’s carousel of karma. Legendary libertine Don Giovanni is skilled in seduction yet lacks a moral compass, thoughtlessly moving from conquest to conquest. Designed especially for filming by Stage Director Brenna Corner.

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The Elixir of Love

Gaetano Donizetti

Streamed February 12–14, 2021

By popular demand, we are bringing back Donizetti’s bubbly comedy. The Elixir of Love has everything: a charming love story, a fast-talking con man, colorful costumes, and masterful singing. Filmed at McCaw Hall and cleverly staged, don't miss your chance to experience a wonderful cast perform this bel canto classic.

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Yardbird

Music by Daniel Schnyder
Libretto by Bridgette A. Wimberly

Feb. 22–Mar. 7, 2020

"The audience practically raised the roof" (Bachtrack) in the jazz-infused production of Charlie Parker's Yardbird.  While the body of tormented bebop innovator Charlie “Yardbird” Parker lies unidentified in a New York City morgue, his ghost travels back to the 1940s–50s heyday of Birdland, the jazz club named after him. As he struggles to complete his final masterpiece, the legendary saxophonist revisits the demons, inspirations, and women who have fueled and hindered his creative genius.

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Eugene Onegin

Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky

Jan. 11–25, 2020

This elegant Russian romance came to life on the McCaw Hall stage for the first time in a "sumptuous expertly performed Seattle Opera production" (Crosscut) complete with breathtaking music by Tchaikovsky, and a story based on Alexander Pushkin's masterful verse novel.

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The Falling & The Rising

Music by Zachary Redler
Libretto by Jerre Dye

Nov. 15–24, 2019

Originally created from interviews with active-duty soldiers and veterans, this chamber opera traces the inner journey of a comatose soldier after she suffers a roadside attack and serves as an ode to American service members.