Deepen your knowledge of opera with our free opera talk series. Each month, join Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean for an entertaining look at this unique art form, with topics ranging from opera’s rich literature and history to behind-the-scenes insights into how we put these grand productions on stage. Upcoming event dates and topics are added regularly, so check back often to learn what's in store.
NOTE: the July Opera Talk originally scheduled for July 30 at 7:00 PM has been rescheduled for July 23 at 7:30 PM.
UP NEXT: A Feminist Director Takes On Rigoletto
Tuesday, July 23 at 7:30 PM
Lindy Hume, director of our upcoming Rigoletto, writes: "This is a work of such musical and dramatic genius that although nearly 170 years have passed since it was first performed, it still packs a mighty punch." Join Lindy and Seattle Opera dramaturg Jonathan Dean for a lively discussion of how she's staged Verdi's classic, why she chose a contemporary setting, and what makes this brilliant piece resonate just as much today as it did in 1851.