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21 January 2020

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Eugene Onegin

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Passion! Pain! Poetry! (but hold the irony . . .)
20 Jan 20 / Opera Today
Seattle Opera’s melodious “Eugene Onegin” led by John Moore and Marjukka Tepponen
18 Jan 20 / Opera Warhorses
Seattle Opera’s ‘Eugene Onegin’ is fine but could offer so much more
15 Jan 20 / The Seattle Times
A Eugene Onegin that's less than the sum of its parts in Seattle
15 Jan 20 / Bachtrack
La Cenerentola

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Ginger Costa-Jackson è una Cenerentola impulsiva e fiera
5 Nov 19 / Operaclick (Ita)
Ginger Costa-Jackson leads comic cast in fantastic (though not fantastical) production
1 Nov 19 / OperaWire
Cenerentola, jazzed to the max
29 Oct 19 / Opera Today
Goodness triumphant, and a visual feast for Seattle’s La Cenerenola
26 Oct 19 / Seen and Heard
Cinderella with a twist in Seattle
24 Oct 19 / Bachtrack
The magic is missing from this Victorian-era telling
23 Oct 19 / The Daily
Seattle Opera’s ‘Cinderella’ offers a rollicking good time
22 Oct 19 / The Seattle Times
Rigoletto

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Lindy Hume delivers a fascinating look at Verdi’s masterwork under a modern lens
27 Aug 19 / OperaWire
Mantoue à l’époque #MeToo
26 Aug 19 / Forum Opéra
Gilda: “G for glorious”
20 Aug 19 / Opera Today
Gran successo finale con standing ovation e lunghi applausi
20 Aug 19 / Operaclick (Ita)
A raw, impactful Rigoletto
14 Aug 19 / San Francisco Classical Voice
A compelling and provocative staging
13 Aug 19 / The Seattle Times
Seattle Opera's Rigoletto one for the age of Trump
13 Aug 19 / Vancouver Sun
Timelessly timely: a dark and damning Rigoletto in Seattle
13 Aug 19 / Bachtrack
Carmen

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Starring Ginger Costa-Jackson, Seattle’s 1950s Carmen has style, but plays it safe
12 May 19 / OperaWire
Ginger Costa-Jackson's sultry Carmen: the ultimate good-time girl in Seattle
8 May 19 / Bachtrack
Seattle Opera’s ‘Carmen’ is tremendous fun until it’s horrifying — as it should be
8 May 19 / The Seattle Times
The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 4

In Seattle, Mason Bates illuminates tech giant Steve Jobs
1 Mar 19 / Seen and Heard
Seattle Opera goes beyond Apple to get to the core of Steve Jobs’ complex character
27 Feb 19 / GeekWire
A user-friendly opera that plays better with audiences than critics. Does it matter?
26 Feb 19 / The Seattle Times
Like the technology Jobs pioneered, the Seattle Opera production is flashy but lacking in soul
26 Feb 19 / Seattle Weekly
'There's More to Life Than Technology'
Mark Campbell talks Steve Jobs ahead of Seattle Opera's performances of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.
Il Trovatore

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Impressive Seattle Opera debuts for Meade, Muehle, Mayes and Sourouzian
19 Jan 19 / Opera Warhorses
Crocetto, Rawls, Lynch and Gabouri lead Seattle Opera’s vocally solid, rethought “Trovatore”
19 Jan 19 / Washingtonian
Bleak Trovatore boasts an outstanding quartet
16 Jan 19 / Seen and Heard
The first Seattle Opera production of the new year comes like a powerful gust of invigorating fresh air
16 Jan 19 / Opera Today
Seattle Opera rises to the challenges of ‘Il Trovatore’ with two terrific casts
15 Jan 19 / The Seattle Times
The Turn of the Screw

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 3

An eerie rarity, The Turn of the Screw offers no escape
19 Oct 18 / Seen and Heard
Seattle Opera’s ‘The Turn of the Screw’ is tense, spooky
18 Oct 18 / The Seattle Times
Two falls out of three for Britten in Seattle Screw
18 Oct 18 / Opera Today
Porgy and Bess

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 4

The staging was not only ugly to look at but ill-serving of the work itself
27 Aug 18 / Opera Today
Catfish Row northwest
18 Aug 18 / Oregon Artswatch
A brilliant cast breaks through stereotypes in Seattle Opera’s ‘Porgy and Bess’
16 Aug 18 / The Seattle Times
Seattle Opera's Porgy and Bess is a vocal and dramatic stunner
14 Aug 18 / Bachtrack
Aida

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Bravo sul podio John Fiore
28 May 18 / Operaclick (Ita)
Aida in Seattle: don’t mention the war!
22 May 18 / Opera Today
A visually stunning Aida at Seattle Opera
11 May 18 / Bachtrack
A lavishly Zambellished ‘Aida’ skimps on Egypt
9 May 18 / The Sun Break
Seattle Opera presents a spectacular “Aida”
8 May 18 / The Seattle Times
Beatrice et Benedict

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Seattle Opera reinvents Berlioz’ opera
3 Mar 18 / Opera Warhorses
Seattle Opera’s brilliant “Beatrice and Benedict”
3 Mar 18 / Opera Warhorses
Seattle Opera's 'Beatrice and Benedict,' entertaining, if not perfect
1 Mar 18 / Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Seattle Opera, with help of a few friends, presents opera-play hybrid ‘Beatrice and Benedict’
27 Feb 18 / The Seattle Times
Seattle Opera gives Berlioz’ ‘Beatrice and Benedict’ the ‘director’s cut’ treatment
27 Feb 18 / The Sun Break
Così fan tutte

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 9

La stagione operistica di Seattle prosegue con un provocatorio allestimento di Cosi fan tutte
6 Feb 18 / Operaclick (Ita)
Seattle Opera’s latest take on Mozart trades cheap laughs for real depth
25 Jan 18 / Seattle Weekly
Seattle Opera sets a new low with its repulsive "Cosi fan tutte"
25 Jan 18 / Vanguard Seattle
Identity crisis - Seattle Opera's production reveals that Mozart's comic opera is about more than sex
23 Jan 18 / Oregon Artswatch
Jonathan Miller’s “Così” strikes gold again
22 Jan 18 / Opera Today
A crowd-pleasing alternate cast
20 Jan 18 / Opera Warhorses
Costa-Jackson sisters lead convincing cast
20 Jan 18 / Opera Warhorses
Seattle Opera's 'Così fan tutte' hits the right notes
17 Jan 18 / Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Seattle Opera puts a zesty 21st century spin on ‘Cosi fan tutte’
16 Jan 18 / The Seattle Times
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Modern opera buffa
2 Nov 17 / The Huffington Post
A particularly comical, colorful, and cartoonish “The Barber of Seville”
20 Oct 17 / The Daily
Seattle Opera’s “Barber” is a hoot
18 Oct 17 / Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Opera's Barber of Seville stars the secret love child of Prince and Jim Morrison
17 Oct 17 / The Stranger
Seattle Opera offers an action-packed ‘Barber of Seville’
17 Oct 17 / The Seattle Times
Madama Butterfly

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 8

La Haroutounian, alla sua prima apparizione a Seattle, ha riscosso un buon successo
22 Aug 17 / Operaclick (Ita)
Puccini's problematic Madame Butterfly
12 Aug 17 / The Stranger
A controversial culture clash
9 Aug 17 / The Daily
A production rich with unforgettable moments
9 Aug 17 / Queen Anne & Magnolia News
A transcendent “Butterfly” at Seattle Opera
9 Aug 17 / Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Trying to rethink Madama Butterfly at Seattle Opera
8 Aug 17 / Bachtrack
Seattle Opera’s ‘Madame Butterfly’ packs an emotional punch
8 Aug 17 / The Seattle Times
Seattle creates magic in opening night Madame Butterfly
7 Aug 17 / Broadway World
Die Zauberflöte

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Magic Flute zips, but also overruns spirit Of Mozart
21 Jun 17 / Classical Voice North America
Debutto con successo per Christina Poulitsi
22 May 17 / Operaclick (Ita)
A whimsical adventure where love and friendship conquer hate and ‘fake news’
15 May 17 / The Daily
Seattle Opera successfully infuses Mozart's The Magic Flute with Trump-world commentary
13 May 17 / The Stranger
A magical “Magic Flute”
12 May 17 / Seattle Post-Intelligencer
A Spellbinding 'Magic Flute' at Seattle Opera
11 May 17 / City Arts Online
Seattle Opera’s ‘Magic Flute’ is a delight for the eyes and the ears
9 May 17 / The Seattle Times
Seattle Opera's Magic Flute as enchanting as ever
9 May 17 / Bachtrack
Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 3

La Seattle Opera saca la artillería barroca para hablar de intolerancia
12 Apr 17 / Opera World (Spanish)
In Seattle Opera's must-see, immersive show, The Combat, Muslims and Christians make love and war
5 Apr 17 / The Stranger
Seattle Opera’s ‘The Combat’ brings tragic love story right to the audience
3 Apr 17 / The Seattle Times
Kat'a Kabanova

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Káťa Kabanová in its Seattle début
20 Mar 17 / Opera Today
Corinne Winters’ searing performance as Seattle Opera’s Katya Kabanova
18 Mar 17 / Opera Warhorses
Seattle Opera psychodrama – Melody Moore’s magnificent Katya Kabanova
18 Mar 17 / Opera Warhorses
Tragic thrills
6 Mar 17 / Oregon Artswatch
Seattle Opera’s stark American tragedy
4 Mar 17 / Seattle Weekly
Los cantantes salvan la Katia Kabanova de la Ópera de Seattle
1 Mar 17 / Opera World (Spanish)
Opera's 'Katya Kabanova' packs potent visceral punch
1 Mar 17 / Queen Anne & Magnolia News
This Katya Kabanova is slow going and not the most effective way to engage new audiences
28 Feb 17 / Seattle Post-Intelligencer
A searing ‘Katya Kabanova’ on the Seattle Opera stage
27 Feb 17 / The Seattle Times
La Traviata

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 10

Per la prima volta sul podio di Seattle, Stefano Ranzani ha diretto con grande sensibilità
7 Feb 17 / Operaclick (Ita)
This Traviata doesn’t meet the ambitions declared for the company by its director and board
27 Jan 17 / Opera Today
Another minimalist set design from Seattle Opera
25 Jan 17 / The Daily
A fast-paced ‘Traviata’ for today at Seattle Opera
20 Jan 17 / The Sun Break
Seattle Opera leaves Verdi unsettled
19 Jan 17 / Seattle Weekly
La Traviata adulterada de Peter Konwitschny llega a Seattle. Y triunfa
18 Jan 17 / Opera World (Spanish)
A travesty of “Traviata” at Seattle Opera
18 Jan 17 / Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Opera's La Traviata challenges "decency" in an indecent society
17 Jan 17 / The Stranger
At Seattle Opera, a much different look at ‘La traviata’
17 Jan 17 / The Seattle Times
Two Violettas in 24 hours: Seattle Opera fields double-casts in Konwitschny's Traviata
17 Jan 17 / Bachtrack
Hansel und Gretel

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Hansel y Gretel en Seattle, una inesperada novedad
26 Oct 16 / Opera World (Spanish)
At Seattle Opera’s Hansel and Gretel, let the buyer beware
22 Oct 16 / Seattle Weekly
Laurent Pelly's cautionary fairy-tale
20 Oct 16 / Bachtrack
An open letter to the nasty lady at ‘Hansel and Gretel’
20 Oct 16 / The News Tribune
Sasha Cooke as Hansel and Ashley Emerson as Gretel are an adorable duo
20 Oct 16 / The Daily
A fun and feisty trip through the woods
18 Oct 16 / The Seattle Times
Le Comte Ory

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Le Comte Ory y Lawrence Brownlee abren la temporada en la Ópera de Seattle
24 Aug 16 / Opera World (Spanish)
Le Comte Ory di Gioacchino Rossini andato in scena a Seattle ha inaugurato la nuova stagione
16 Aug 16 / Operaclick (Ita)
Giacomo Rossini’s gender fluid Count Ory explores lust and sex at the Seattle Opera
11 Aug 16 / The Stranger
Musicianship alone can’t pull off a staging with so many inherent obstacles to success
10 Aug 16 / Opera Today
Seattle Opera’s spicy comedy is second to nun
10 Aug 16 / Seattle Weekly
Seattle Opera’s ‘Count Ory’ bubbles with vibrant visuals, sensational singing
9 Aug 16 / The Seattle Times
Der Fliegende Holländer

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Greer Grimsley, as The Dutchman, created some electrifying moments
27 May 16 / National Business Review
Buona la prova dell’orchestra, incisiva nel suono e ricca nella tavolozza timbrica
16 May 16 / Operaclick (Ita)
Seattle Opera's 'Dutchman' doesn't disappoint
11 May 16 / Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Seattle Opera’s ‘Flying Dutchman’ unleashes gloriously perfect storm
10 May 16 / The Seattle Times
“It was a dark and stormy night”: Seattle Opera's intensely riveting Flying Dutchman explodes the cliches
10 May 16 / Bachtrack
Maria Stuarda

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Donizetti fever rages on from coast to coast
12 Mar 16 / Bachtrack
Seattle Opera wins with a pair of queens
9 Mar 16 / Seattle Weekly
Successo pieno e pubblico sedotto dalla bravura del cast
7 Mar 16 / Operaclick (Ita)
Brava! Sopranos face off as feisty queens in a fiery ‘Mary Stuart’
2 Mar 16 / The Seattle Times
Seattle Opera receives $30,000
Seattle Opera has received a $30,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in support of the February, 2016 production of Donizetti's Mary Stuart.
Le nozze di Figaro

Seattle Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Roaring laughter and applause rang throughout Seattle Opera’s performance
26 Jan 16 / The Daily
Vibrant production of Mozart’s opera about changing times signals the company’s changing of the guard
23 Jan 16 / Oregon Artswatch
Buono il cast femminile
22 Jan 16 / Operaclick (Ita)
Figaro was right at home in the Pacific Northwest
21 Jan 16 / Opera News
Chat with soprano Nuccia Focile
Sicilian soprano Nuccia Focile shares her perspective on interpreting the role of the maid Susanna in Mozart's opera Marriage of Figaro during an interview conducted while she was in Seattle.
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Performance schedule
Tchaikovsky
11 to 25 Jan 2020
Schnyder
22 Feb to 7 Mar 2020
Puccini
2 to 19 May 2020
Leoncavallo
8 to 22 Aug 2020
Mascagni
8 to 22 Aug 2020
Donizetti
17 to 31 Oct 2020
Mozart
16 to 30 Jan 2021
Dove
27 Feb to 13 Mar 2021
Puccini
8 to 23 May 2021

News & Articles

Seattle Opera unveils 2020–2021 season
Works by Puccini, Mozart, Donizetti, and more are on the slate for the classic arts center.
3 Jan 2020 / PlaybillArts
Seattle Opera names Christina Scheppelmann as its new leader
After a relatively short five-month search, Seattle Opera has found its next leader: Christina Scheppelmann, who will become only the fourth general director in the company’s 56-year history.
22 Mar 2019 / The Seattle Times
Seattle Opera announces 2019-20 season
Costa-Jackson Sisters, Wallis Giunta among major highlights of Seattle Opera’s 2019-20 season.
3 Jan 2019 / OperaWire
Seattle Opera’s new heart of glass
From its glittering face to the innovative performance possibilities within, the Opera Center was built for allure.
13 Dec 2018 / Seattle Weekly
Seattle Opera head Aidan Lang to step down in 2019
Seattle Opera General Director Aidan Lang is leaving at the end of the 2018-19 season — his fifth year here — to become general director of the Welsh National Opera.
7 Sep 2018 / The Seattle Times