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Seattle Opera.

Performance Archive

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The Flying Dutchman

Richard Wagner

May 7 - 21, 2016

The timeless tale took on an arresting immediacy with a powerful, strikingly theatrical new-to-Seattle production from a visionary creative team.

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Mary Stuart

Gaetano Donizetti

Feb. 27 - Mar. 12, 2016

The high-stakes showdown between Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots performed at Seattle Opera for the very first time with a “first-rate production” (Opera News).

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The Marriage of Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jan. 16 - 30, 2016

General Director Aidan Lang made his McCaw Hall directorial debut with a new-to-Seattle production that The Seattle Times called "madcap Mozart at its best."

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The Pearl Fishers

Georges Bizet

Oct. 17 - 31, 2015

Award-winning designer Zandra Rhodes enhanced the enchantment with vivid, fabulously colorful sets and costumes. 

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An American Dream

Jack Perla

Aug. 21 & 23, 2015

Provocative drama with local connections. Treasured possessions become symbols of home in a Seattle Opera commission, part of the Belonging(s)project, inspired by true stories from our region’s history.

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Jamie Barton Recital

Various Composers

Aug 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Join Wagner and More for this intimate recital with rising star mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton. She performed her Seattle Opera debut as Fenena in Nabucco, August 8-22, 2015.

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Giuseppe Verdi

Aug. 8 - 22, 2015

Verdi's epic account of King Nebuchadnezzar comes to Seattle Opera for the very first time with an inventive new production that puts the orchestra at the heart of the action.

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Ariadne Auf Naxos

Richard Strauss

May 2 - 16, 2015

Our acclaimed production delivers a deliciously theatrical mix of lowbrow comedy and high art, offering surprises and delights at every turn.

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George Frideric Handel

Feb. 21 – Mar. 7, 2015

Elegant and expressive, this all-new production stars the incomparable Stephanie Blythe as Juno, the goddess queen bent on teaching the interloper a lesson.

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Giacomo Puccini

Jan. 10 – 24, 2015

Passionate arias and truly terrific musical moments pepper a rousing score, bringing Tosca’s emotional extremes into sharp relief as the story rushes toward its thrilling conclusion.