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Seattle Opera.

Pre- Performance Talks

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. 

Porgy And Bess pre-performance talks

mccaw hall

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August 11-25, 2018

Free Admission for All Ticketholders

The great American opera boasts some of the best songs ever written alongside rhapsodic orchestral music and superb choral writing. Dozens of characters experience a gamut of emotions in this slice of life story set in the Heywards’ fictional Catfish Row.

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August 11-25, 2018

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Turn of the Screw pre-performance talks

mccaw hall

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October 13-27, 2018

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Britten’s seductive, luminous, and brilliantly structured score utilizes a variety of musical expression. A tantalizingly veiled portrait of psychological disintegration, with tangible tension throughout.

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October 13-27, 2018

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Il Trovatore pre-performance talks

McCaw hall

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January 12-26, 2019

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Packed with more hit songs than any opera but Carmen, Verdi’s hot-blooded melodrama thrills with swift action, intense pathos, and multiple moments where singers shine. Our grand presentation of Verdi’s masterpiece fills McCaw Hall with more than 75 cast members, imposing sets, and elaborate period costumes for an unforgettable night at the opera.

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January 12-26, 2019

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The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs pre-performance talks

McCaw hall

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February 23-March 9, 2019

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Following the world premiere’s “rapturous reception” (The Washington Post), the smash hit of the 2017 Santa Fe Opera season makes its West Coast debut at McCaw Hall! Campbell’s compelling, funny, and touching libretto interweaves universal themes of communication and connection, treating its subject with respect and humanity.

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February 23-March 9, 2019

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Carmen Pre-Performance Talks

McCaw hall

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May 4-18, 2019

Free Admission for All Ticketholders

Bizet’s sexy thriller about an everyday soldier’s ill-fated obsession with the ultimate femme fatale is arguably the world’s most popular opera. Moving like a runaway train from its rousing, iconic overture to the shocking, tour-de-force finale, Carmen packs all the vibrancy and volatility of a bullfight into an irresistible theatrical event.

 

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May 4-18, 2019

Free Admission for All Ticketholders