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A Very Drunken
Christmas Carol


Friday, December 10, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 12, 4:00 pm
Tagney Jones Hall, Opera Center


charming and impressive…his show is unlike anything I’ve seen.”


The Drunken Tenor is back! A Very Drunken Christmas Carol retells Charles Dickens’ time-honored holiday classic. In true Drunken Tenor comedy opera fashion, however, things get turned upside down. While preparing for a holiday concert, The Drunken Tenor gets hit in the head, knocked out, and wakes up in an alternate reality. He embarks on a journey to understand how he became the person he is and the possible consequences of his choices. Along the way, he is joined by duet partners of the past, present, and future for a mix of opera, holiday favorites, and much more!

New! Join The Drunken Tenor for an Ugly Sweater Contest happening during each performance. Come wearing your favorite cheesy holiday garments and claim the honor of having the best "worst" ugly sweater!

Performance Information

Tagney Jones Hall, Opera Center

Performed in English

Performance Time: 2 hours with 1 intermission

BRAVO! Night: Friday, December 10

COVID Safety

The safety of our artists, staff, and you, our audience members, are our first priority. Safety protocols are reviewed on an ongoing basis and the latest information is always on our safety page.

Proof of vaccination is required at the door for all Opera Center events. Children under 12 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination must provide proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test. In addition, masks will be required at all Seattle Opera performances next season regardless of vaccination status. Read our safety page for specific details on these policies.

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Robert McPherson

The Tenor

At Seattle Opera in 2021/22: The Tenor, A Very Drunken Christmas Carol; The Tenor, Songs of Summer: The Drunken Tenor
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Seattle Opera Debut: The Tenor, Songs of Summer: The Drunken Tenor – Quarantini Edition (2020)

Recently: Idreno, Semiramide (Metropolitan Opera) Narraboth, Salome (Israeli Opera), Nadir, Les Pêcheurs de Perles (English National Opera) Leopold, La Juive (Opéra national du Rhin) Cavaradossi, Tosca (Tacoma Opera)
Last Updated: May 2021
Robert McPherson

The Tenor

David McDade