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Seattle Opera.

On Stage

Seattle Opera has something for every music lover! For grand special nights out, join us for mainstage productions at McCaw Hall (and consider season tickets to save up to 35%). Or explore a variety of offerings around Seattle Center including chamber operas, performances by and for youth, intimate recitals with principal singers, and more.

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At McCaw Hall

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Yardbird

Music by Daniel Schnyder
Libretto by Bridgette A. Wimberly

Feb. 22–Mar. 7, 2020

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The ghost of the legendary jazz great and bebop innovator tries to complete one last masterpiece and revisits the demons, inspirations, and women of his life.

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La bohème

Giacomo Puccini

May 2–19, 2020

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A smash hit for over a century, Puccini’s profoundly romantic opera about four young Parisians who sacrifice everything for art and love is guaranteed to touch your heart.

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Pagliacci & Cavalleria rusticana

Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni

Aug. 8–22, 2020

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Opera’s classic double bill: two tales of adultery, jealousy, and revenge in one thrilling performance, staged in a revolving mask-filled arena.

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The Elixir of Love

Gaetano Donizetti

Oct. 17–31, 2020

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Donizetti’s bubbly comedy has everything: a charming love story, a fast-talking con man, colorful new-to-Seattle costumes, and masterful bel canto music.

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Angela Meade & Jamie Barton in Concert

Various Composers

October 23, 2020

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After electrifying Seattle debuts in Verdi’s Il trovatore (Meade) and Nabucco (Barton), two powerhouse sopranos return to McCaw Hall for a one-night-only concert.

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Don Giovanni

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jan. 16–30, 2021

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Mozart’s legendary libertine returns in a new production staged and conducted by women. Period silhouettes and an elegant carousel-inspired set promise pleasure… until karma catches up.

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Flight

Music by Jonathan Dove
Libretto by April De Angelis

Feb. 27–Mar. 13, 2021

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An “adventurous, highly entertaining audience-pleaser” (Opera News), this ensemble dramedy follows a stateless refugee stranded in an airport as he crosses paths with all sorts of travelers.

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Tosca

Giacomo Puccini

May 8–23, 2021

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A fiery prima donna struggles to free her true love from the clutches of a ruthless police chief in this gorgeous period revival of Puccini’s masterpiece.

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Around Seattle Center

Big Opera Party

February 28, 2020

Opera Center

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Guests will be transported back in time to Manhattan’s legendary jazz club, Birdland, at our biggest fundraiser of the year. Enjoy one-night-only musical experiences in Seattle Opera’s state-of-the-art Opera Center, and dine on stage at McCaw Hall amid the set of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird.

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Earth to Kenzie

June 6 & 13, 2020

Tagney Jones Hall at the Opera Center

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This new one-act opera charms with innovative and approachable tunes, while the memorable characters showcase the story’s themes of empathy and finding strength despite adversity.

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