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Così fan tutte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jan. 13-27, 2018

Blending bawdy humor and keen insight, this charming contemporary comedy about sex featured “gorgeous music, intense theatricality, fun, pathos and tremendous energy” (Seattle PI).

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The Barber of Seville

Gioachino Rossini

Oct. 14-28, 2017

This “action-packed fun” (The Seattle Times) production featured vibrant sets and costumes, an iconic score, and a series of schemes worthy of Bugs Bunny.

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An American Dream

Jack Perla

Sep. 7-17, 2017

Treasured possessions became symbols of home in this 2015 Seattle Opera commission, inspired by true stories from our region’s history and performed at the iconic Washington Hall in the Central District.

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Madame Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini

Aug. 5-19, 2017

This production featured new-to-Seattle sets and costumes, with staging inspired by stylized Japanese theater.

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The Magic Flute

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

May 6-21, 2017

Award-winning costumes from the fabulous Zandra Rhodes added to the many delights of one of the most fantastic entertainments ever created.

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The Combat

Claudio Monteverdi & François Couperin

April 1-9, 2017

Based on Tasso's epic poem set during the Crusades, The Combat combined works by Monteverdi and Couperin to explore how differing cultural identities impact the lives of two star-crossed lovers.

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Katya Kabanova

Leoš Janáček

Feb. 25-Mar. 11, 2017

A riveting story with beautiful, romantic music inspired by Slavic folk songs.

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Artists In Recital

Various Composers

January 16, 2017 at 7:00PM

Joshua Dennis, Weston Hurt, and Maya Lahyani will perform favorites from the opera repertoire in the intimate Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall. Don’t miss this chance to get a closer look at Seattle Opera’s artists!

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La Traviata

Giuseppe Verdi

Jan. 14-28, 2017

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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As One

Laura Kaminsky

Nov. 11-19, 2016

Performed at the iconic Washington Hall in Seattle’s Central District, the intimate chamber opera As One was contemporary exploration of a transgender protagonist’s journey told through two voices.