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Seattle Opera.

Pre- Performance Talks

Madame Butterfly Pre-Performance Talks

McCaw Hall

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Aug. 5-19, 2017

Free Admission for All Ticketholders

An international favorite for more than a century, Puccini’s unforgettable classic enchants with glorious music of unparalleled passion and pathos. Want to make the most of your evening at the opera? Join us in the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall 60 minutes before each opera performance for an enlightening and engaging presentation on the opera.

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Aug. 5-19, 2017

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The barber of seville pre-performance talks

mccaw hall

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oct. 14-28, 2017

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This “riotously funny” (The Australian) new production delights with colorful sets and costumes inspired by the seductive and playful spirit of southern Spain. Want to make the most of your evening at the opera? Join us in the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall 60 minutes before each opera performance for an enlightening and engaging presentation on the opera.

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oct. 14-28, 2017

Free Admission for All Ticketholders

Così fan tutte pre-performance talks

mccaw hall

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Jan. 13-27, 2018

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Two buddies don disguises to test the faithfulness of their fiancées—and soon the game is on! Will the women fall for their new suitors? And if they do, who is really to blame? Want to make the most of your evening at the opera? Join us in the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall 60 minutes before each opera performance for an enlightening and engaging presentation on the opera. 

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Jan. 13-27, 2018

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beatrice & benedict pre-performance talks

mccaw hall

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Feb. 24-mar. 10, 2018

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In this novel adaptation of Shakespeare’s lively comedy Much Ado About Nothing, Berlioz’s exuberant opera score is paired with English text lifted directly from the Bard himself. Want to make the most of your evening at the opera? Join us in the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall 60 minutes before each opera performance for an enlightening and engaging presentation on the opera. 

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Feb. 24-mar. 10, 2018

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aida pre-performance talks

mccaw hall

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may 5-19, 2018

Free Admission for All Ticketholders

A profoundly personal love story told on a grand scale, Aida showcases Verdi's power to translate human emotions into magnificent music. Want to make the most of your evening at the opera? Join us in the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall 60 minutes before each opera performance for an enlightening and engaging presentation on the opera. 

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may 5-19, 2018

Free Admission for All Ticketholders