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Seattle Opera.

Performance Archive

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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.

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Hansel & Gretel

Engelbert Humperdinck

Oct. 15-30, 2016

This new to Seattle Opera production celebrated the richness of imagination and offered entertaining commentary on the pitfalls of consumerism in the modern world, it was unlike any fairytale you’ve ever seen.

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Count Ory

Gioachino Rossini

Aug. 6-20, 2016

An all-new “Pythonesque” production showcased plenty of whimsy and vivid color for this rollicking farce.

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The Flying Dutchman

Richard Wagner

May 7 - 21, 2016

The timeless tale took on an arresting immediacy with a powerful, strikingly theatrical new-to-Seattle production from a visionary creative team.

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Mary Stuart

Gaetano Donizetti

Feb. 27 - Mar. 12, 2016

The high-stakes showdown between Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots performed at Seattle Opera for the very first time with a “first-rate production” (Opera News).