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Seattle Opera.

Performance Archive

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As One

Laura Kaminsky

Nov. 11-19, 2016

Performed at the iconic Washington Hall in Seattle’s Central District, the intimate chamber opera As One was contemporary exploration of a transgender protagonist’s journey told through two voices.

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Hansel & Gretel

Engelbert Humperdinck

Oct. 15-30, 2016

This new to Seattle Opera production celebrated the richness of imagination and offered entertaining commentary on the pitfalls of consumerism in the modern world, it was unlike any fairytale you’ve ever seen.

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Count Ory

Gioachino Rossini

Aug. 6-20, 2016

An all-new “Pythonesque” production showcased plenty of whimsy and vivid color for this rollicking farce.

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The Flying Dutchman

Richard Wagner

May 7 - 21, 2016

The timeless tale took on an arresting immediacy with a powerful, strikingly theatrical new-to-Seattle production from a visionary creative team.

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Mary Stuart

Gaetano Donizetti

Feb. 27 - Mar. 12, 2016

The high-stakes showdown between Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots performed at Seattle Opera for the very first time with a “first-rate production” (Opera News).

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The Marriage of Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jan. 16 - 30, 2016

General Director Aidan Lang made his McCaw Hall directorial debut with a new-to-Seattle production that The Seattle Times called "madcap Mozart at its best."

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The Pearl Fishers

Georges Bizet

Oct. 17 - 31, 2015

Award-winning designer Zandra Rhodes enhanced the enchantment with vivid, fabulously colorful sets and costumes. 

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An American Dream

Jack Perla

Aug. 21 & 23, 2015

Provocative drama with local connections. Treasured possessions become symbols of home in a Seattle Opera commission, part of the Belonging(s)project, inspired by true stories from our region’s history.

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Jamie Barton Recital

Various Composers

Aug 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Join Wagner and More for this intimate recital with rising star mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton. She performed her Seattle Opera debut as Fenena in Nabucco, August 8-22, 2015.

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Giuseppe Verdi

Aug. 8 - 22, 2015

Verdi's epic account of King Nebuchadnezzar comes to Seattle Opera for the very first time with an inventive new production that puts the orchestra at the heart of the action.