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Seattle Opera.

Performance Archive

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The Turn of the Screw

Benjamin Britten

Oct. 13-27, 2018

The Turn of the Screw begins "It is a curious story. I have written in faded ink," plunging audiences into the ghostly world of an isolated English manor where supernatural encounters are brought to life with the hauntingly beautiful music of Benjamin Britten..

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Porgy And Bess

George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin

Aug. 11-25, 2018

A new-to-Seattle production of the Gershwins' American masterpiece thrilled audiences with "an enthralling evening" where "you can't take your eyes or ears off the stage." (City Arts Magazine).

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Christoph Gluck

June 2-10, 2018

An all-female creative team and principal cast brings to life an innovative retelling of Gluck’s classic Orpheus and Eurydice that “cleverly reworks operatic tradition and upends traditional gender roles.” (The Seattle Times).

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Giuseppe Verdi

May 5-19, 2018

Director Francesca Zambello's "spectacular" (Opera Warhorses) new-to-Seattle production featured choreography by contemporary dance leader Jessica Lang, as well as designs by "art world superstar" (San Francisco Chronicle) RETNA.

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Beatrice & Benedict

Hector Berlioz

Feb. 24-Mar. 10, 2018

This "fast-paced, action-packed and nobly sung" (The Seattle Times) operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing combined the talents of ACT Theatre and Seattle Symphony for a one-of-a-kind theatrical hybrid.

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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.