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Seattle Opera.

McCaw Hall

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2018/19 SEASON

May 4–18, 2019: Carmen
Bizet’s sexy thriller about an everyday soldier’s ill-fated obsession with the ultimate femme fatale is the iconic opera.

2019/20 SEASON

Aug. 10–28, 2019: Rigoletto
Verdi’s popular melodrama pairs famous music with a tale of lechery, betrayal, and revenge as a bitter minion faces off against his powerful boss.

Oct. 19–Nov. 1, 2019: Cinderella
Rossini’s adaptation of the rags-to-riches story delights with sparkling music, cheeky humor, and beautiful large-scale sets and costumes.

November 2, 2019: Three Singing Sisters
The Costa-Jackson sisters take the stage for a mixed-genre recital featuring opera arias, Broadway melodies, Neapolitan songs, and more.

Jan. 11–25, 2020: Eugene Onegin
This opulent Russian romance follows a young woman’s infatuation with a dashing, restless noblemen in a tale of love unfulfilled, set to Tchaikovsky’s lush and lyrical music.

Feb. 22–Mar. 7, 2020: Charlie Parker's Yardbird
The ghost of the legendary jazz great and bebop innovator revisits the demons, inspirations, and women of his life as he struggles to complete one last masterpiece.

May 2–19, 2020: La bohème
A smash hit for over a century, Puccini’s profoundly romantic opera about four young Parisians who sacrifice everything for art and love is sure to touch your heart.

HISTORY

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall opened on June 28, 2003. Designed by LMN Architects, featuring the work of interior designer Deborah Sussman, artist Leni Schwendinger, and the landscape designers of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd.

The sound in the hall is nothing short of amazing.

Melinda Bargreen,
The Seattle Times, "Opening Knight," August 4, 2003

The new Hall fulfilled nearly ten years of hard work and dedication from the staffs of Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Seattle Center.

Between December 2001 and June 2003, more than 775 construction workers from the Skanska construction company turned Seattle Opera’s former home into the new Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.

The dramatic transformation was visible from the street, and opera and ballet patrons on their way to the temporary Mercer Arts Arena could watch as the outer shells of the original 1962 and 1927 buildings were stripped away and replaced with a gleaming glass curtain wall. More than 70% of the old building was replaced by the new construction. Behind the façade, exciting changes took place. A new auditorium, lobbies, backstage, orchestra pit, and café were created. Wiring, plumbing, and HVAC systems—some dating back to 1927—were replaced. And a new lecture hall was added, as were additional restrooms, a coat check, and Amusements, a gift shop.

The new hall opened on time on June 28. On June 29, the front-page news was: "McCaw Hall is a Hit."

 

Contact Information

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
321 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA

Ticket Donations (Day of Show):
206.676.5544

McCaw Hall Main Phone:
206.733.9725

Head Usher:
206.733.9722

Security Office:
206.733.9735

For TTY Service:
206.684.7100

Amusements:
206.774.4990

Prelude:
206.615.0404
Make a dinner reservation

Lost and Found:
206.684.7200
and 206.684.7192

Parking:
206.684.7340

Traffic/Transportation Hotline:
206.233.3989, ext.1

 

 

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Rent McCaw Hall

Rentals are handled through the City’s Seattle Center staff. Full-service, on-site catering at McCaw Hall is offered exclusively by SAVOR.

For more information on renting McCaw Hall, please contact:

Ryan Davis
206.684.7103
davis.ryan@seattle.gov
www.mccawhall.com

Main Photo © Lara Swimmer  |  Photos © Alan Alabastro, © Elise Bakketun