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2015/2016 Season

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Mary Stuart

Gaetano Donizetti

Feb. 27 - Mar. 12, 2016

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POWERFUL HISTORICAL DRAMA. Witness a high-stakes showdown between Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. The riveting battle of wills comes to Seattle Opera for the very first time with a “first-rate production” (Opera News) featuring extravagant period costumes and stately scenic design.

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The Flying Dutchman

Richard Wagner

May 7 - 21, 2016

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ROMANTIC LEGEND. Wagner’s stirring fable recounts the stormy romance between a supernatural sea captain and a young woman obsessed with his legend. The timeless tale takes on an arresting immediacy with a powerful, strikingly theatrical new-to-Seattle production from a visionary creative team. Not to be missed.

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2016/2017 Season

Count Ory

Gioachino Rossini

Aug. 6-20, 2016

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ROLLICKING FARCE. In this madcap comedy from the composer of The Barber of Seville, a notorious skirt-chaser and his merry-making minions scheme their way into a medieval French castle by means of outrageous disguises and narrow escapes. Our all-new “Pythonesque” production promises plenty of whimsy and vivid color to start the season with a bang. Seattle Opera premiere!

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Hansel & Gretel

Engelbert Humperdinck

Oct. 15-29, 2016

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UNEXPECTED ADVENTURE. Humperdinck’s atmospheric adaptation of the familiar Brothers Grimm story explores themes of poverty, peril, and courage, culminating in happiness for all – save for one very bad witch! Celebrating the richness of imagination and offering entertaining commentary on the pitfalls of consumerism in the modern world, it’s unlike any fairytale you’ve ever seen.

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La Traviata

Giuseppe Verdi

Jan. 14-28, 2017

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IRRESISTIBLE CLASSIC. Verdi’s passionate portrait of a Parisian courtesan who gives up the man of her dreams features one of the most emotional scores in opera. The timeless tale of moral hypocrisy and selfless sacrifice is given added immediacy via a “five star” (Sunday Telegraph) production that brings striking sophistication to the very human story.

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Katya Kabanova

Leoš Janáček

Feb. 25-Mar. 11, 2017

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CAPTIVATING DRAMA. Recently awakened to true love, sheltered Katya longs to be free of her dreary arranged marriage and monstrous mother-in-law. Will her fragile world survive when pent-up passions burst forth? Overflowing with startlingly original music inspired by Slavic folk songs, Janáček’s romantic tragedy weaves a visceral, dreamlike story of isolation and provincial oppression. Seattle Opera premiere!

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The Magic Flute

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

May 6-20, 2017

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COLORFUL FANTASY. Mozart’s utterly unique extravaganza blends myth, magic, and wonderful music to deliver its affirming message: love conquers all. Handsome prince and comical sidekick receive enchanted musical instruments and undergo mystical tests and trials in a circuitous quest to rescue the Queen of the Night’s daughter. Fabulous fun for all ages.

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Recent Productions

The Marriage of Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jan. 16 - 30, 2016

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The Pearl Fishers

Georges Bizet

Oct. 17 - 31, 2015

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An American Dream

Jack Perla

Aug. 21 & 23, 2015

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Nabucco

Giuseppe Verdi

Aug. 8 - 22, 2015

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