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2016/2017 Season

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Hansel & Gretel

Engelbert Humperdinck

Oct. 15-30, 2016

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UNEXPECTED ADVENTURE. Humperdinck’s atmospheric adaptation of the familiar Brothers Grimm story explores themes of poverty, peril, and courage, culminating in happiness for all – save for one very bad witch! Celebrating the richness of imagination and offering entertaining commentary on the pitfalls of consumerism in the modern world, it’s unlike any fairytale you’ve ever seen.

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As One

Laura Kaminsky

Nov. 11-19, 2016

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A TRANSGENDER STORY. A NEW OPERA EXPERIENCE. Seattle Opera is excited to bring a different kind of opera experience to a historic venue in the heart of our city! This November, join us at the iconic Washington Hall in Seattle’s Central District for the intimate chamber opera As One, a contemporary exploration of a transgender protagonist’s journey told through two voices. With empathy and humor, we experience Hannah’s youthful challenges in a small town, her struggles with family, her discovery of the larger trans community, and her inspiring journey to achieve happiness.

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La Traviata

Giuseppe Verdi

Jan. 14-28, 2017

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IRRESISTIBLE CLASSIC. Verdi’s passionate portrait of a Parisian courtesan who gives up the man of her dreams features one of the most emotional scores in opera. The timeless tale of moral hypocrisy and selfless sacrifice is given added immediacy via a “five star” (Sunday Telegraph) production that brings striking sophistication to the very human story.

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Katya Kabanova

Leoš Janáček

Feb. 25-Mar. 11, 2017

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CAPTIVATING DRAMA. Recently awakened to true love, sheltered Katya longs to be free of her dreary arranged marriage and monstrous mother-in-law. Will her fragile world survive when pent-up passions burst forth? Overflowing with startlingly original music inspired by Slavic folk songs, Janáček’s romantic tragedy weaves a visceral, dreamlike story of isolation and provincial oppression. Seattle Opera premiere!

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The Magic Flute

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

May 6-20, 2017

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COLORFUL FANTASY. Mozart’s utterly unique extravaganza blends myth, magic, and wonderful music to deliver its affirming message: love conquers all. Handsome prince and comical sidekick receive enchanted musical instruments and undergo mystical tests and trials in a circuitous quest to rescue the Queen of the Night’s daughter. Fabulous fun for all ages.

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Recent Productions

Count Ory

Gioachino Rossini

Aug. 6-20, 2016

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The Flying Dutchman

Richard Wagner

May 7 - 21, 2016

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Mary Stuart

Gaetano Donizetti

Feb. 27 - Mar. 12, 2016

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The Marriage of Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jan. 16 - 30, 2016

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