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Seattle Opera.

Opera Talks

Deepen Your Knowledge

Although we’ve had to cancel our in-person events, we are recording talks and making past presentations available to share with audiences. From composer spotlights to a two-part conversation with General Director Christina Scheppelmann to chats about opera genres, dramaturg Jonathan Dean and special guest speakers are covering a variety of topics.

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Newest Talk: Interpreting Tosca with Alexandra LoBianco

Alexandra LoBianco (Floria Tosca) discusses her approach to interpreting this complex character with Seattle Opera Scholar in Residence Naomi André.



Full Playlist

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  • Interpreting Tosca with Alexandra LoBianco
  • Shakespeare Operas
  • Lorenzo Da Ponte
  • Composer Spotlight on Verdi
  • American Operas
  • Composer Spotlight on Mozart
  • Opera Indulges in the Seven Deadly Sins
  • Motifs, from Mozart to the Movies
  • Composer Spotlight on Mascagni
  • The History of Seattle's Opera House
  • Composer Spotlight on Puccini
  • Getting to Know our General Director (parts 1 & 2)
  • A Bird’s-Eye View: Telling the Story of Charlie Parker through Opera

Last updated June 12, 2020.