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Praise for Madame Butterfly

"A magical production filled with eye candy and, most importantly, stunning vocal performances.” – LA Opus...
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'Embrace What Makes You Unique' - Weston Hurt Lives by Example

Behind the blue door of Practice Room #1 at Seattle Opera, it might have been easy to miss the soft plunk of piano keys without listening carefully. But what the soundproof walls couldn’t contain after the modest hum of the piano were the rich tones of an accomplished baritone—Weston Hurt...
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Our Kate Pinkerton Tells a Story of Japanese American Injustice

Mezzo-soprano Sarah Mattox plays Kate Pinkerton in Seattle Opera's upcoming Madame Butterfly Aug. 5-19. But she's also a composer and co-librettist of Heart Mountain, the opera, based on the journal of the late Kara Kondo recently directed by Dan Wallace Miller and conducted by Stephen Stubbs...
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Top 8 Reasons to Attend Summer Fest

Seattle Opera’s Summer Fest not only kicks off a new season of fantastic performances, it's a celebration for kids of all ages. With live music, amazing costumes to see up-close, loads of activities, (and a remote-controlled swan?!), don't resist the charm of Seattle Opera's free event. Give in to the fun. Here are 8 reasons to add Summer Fest (noon - 3 p.m. on July 15, McCaw Hall) to your calendar!...
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Aidan Lang Introduces Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly is, according to those lists of ‘most-performed operas,’ always in the top three most-performed operas in any given year around the world. That’s perfectly understandable: it has everything on the surface which an opera needs. It has romance, it has tragedy, it has incredibly beautiful music, and it’s normally depicted in a very attractive, visually appealing fashion...
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