Tenor and Director
Peter Kazaras as Loge in Das Rheingold in 2005, with the Seattle Opera Orchestra conducted by Robert Spano.
On Seattle Opera’s mainstage Peter Kazaras has directed Falstaff, Norma, The Marriage of Figaro, Tristan und Isolde, The Barber of Seville, and Madama Butterfly (the company's first-ever HD simulcast). As Artistic Director of Seattle Opera’s Young Artists Program, Kazaras has directed the Young Artists’ productions of The Marriage of Figaro, Falstaff, Britten’s Turn of the Screw and A Midsummer Night's Dream, Gianni Schicchi, L’enfant et les sortileges, Ariadne auf Naxos, Don Giovanni, and Don Pasquale. Kazaras has also directed productions for the Caramoor Festival, San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, Opera Cleveland, the Cabrillo Festival, Madison Opera, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Hartt School, the Academy of Vocal Arts, UCLA, and Chautauqua Institution. As a singer, Kazaras’s roles at Seattle Opera have included Loge in Der Ring des Nibelungen, Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw, and Pierre Bezukhov in War and Peace. Kazaras has also performed at the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Vienna Staatsoper, Houston Grand Opera, and San Francisco Opera, among others. A professor and Director of Opera UCLA, Kazaras has also taught at the Chautauqua Institution Vocal Department.