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THE WICKED ADVENTURES OF COUNT ORY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and More Set for Seattle Opera's 2016-17 Season THE WICKED ADVENTURES OF COUNT ORY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and More Set for Seattle Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 04, 2016

Thrilling theater and unforgettable music -- that's what audiences can expect from Seattle Opera's 2016/17 Season. The company today announced the operas next up at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. They include: The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory, Hansel & Gretel, La traviata, Katya Kabanova and The Magic ... (more...)
Atlanta Opera to Open Mainstage Season with LA BOHEME Atlanta Opera to Open Mainstage Season with LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

The Atlanta Opera presents Puccini's classic, and possibly most famous opera, La bohème.... (more...)
International Opera Awards Winners Announced! International Opera Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2015

On Sunday 26 April 2015 at The Savoy Theatre, the winners of the International Opera Awards were announced in a ceremony hosted by Richard E. Grant. The evening celebrated excellence in opera while also raising funds for the Opera Awards Foundation, which aims to support those starting their careers... (more...)
Seattle Opera Selected for $360K Wallace Foundation Grant Seattle Opera Selected for $360K Wallace Foundation Grant
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2015

Seattle Opera has been selected for the New York-based Wallace Foundation's Building Audiences for Sustainability effort.... (more...)
Seattle Opera to Present ARIADNE AUF NAXOS Seattle Opera to Present ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2015

The shows must go on! Seattle Opera concludes its 2014/15 season with Richard Strauss' delightful opera-within-an-opera: Ariadne auf Naxos. A rich Seattleite is throwing a dinner party and asks his hired entertainment for the impossible: the capering troupe of comedians must combine their performanc... (more...)
Seattle Opera & Pacific Northwest Ballet Hope to Build Audiences with National Case Studies Seattle Opera & Pacific Northwest Ballet Hope to Build Audiences with National Case Studies
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2015

NEW YORK—Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet's efforts to build and deepen relationships with audiences were highlighted in two national case studies released today by The Wallace Foundation. The case studies, available online as part of the Wallace Studies in Building Arts Audiences series, ... (more...)
Marcy Stonikas to Sing 'TOSCA' This Saturday for Seattle Opera Marcy Stonikas to Sing 'TOSCA' This Saturday for Seattle Opera
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2015

American soprano Marcy Stonikas will sing the role of Tosca at Seattle Opera's final performance of Puccini's masterpiece on Saturday, January 24. Lithuanian soprano Ausrine Stundyte, who sang on opening night and Wednesday, January 14, has withdrawn from the production after not recovering from a c... (more...)
OPERA America Announces the Recipients of Its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award OPERA America Announces the Recipients of Its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award. Now in its eighth year, this award honors outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-building ef... (more...)
Seattle Opera Presents Puccini's TOSCA Today Seattle Opera Presents Puccini's TOSCA Today
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2015

Seattle—This January, Seattle Opera heats up the winter with one of the most fiery melodramas of all time: Tosca. In this tale, an opera diva must save the man she loves from the clutches of the lecherous police chief whose lust for the leading lady is as strong as his hunger for power. The ultimate... (more...)
Seattle Opera to Present Puccini's TOSCA, 1/10/15 Seattle Opera to Present Puccini's TOSCA, 1/10/15
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2014

Seattle—This January, Seattle Opera heats up the winter with one of the most fiery melodramas of all time: Tosca. In this tale, an opera diva must save the man she loves from the clutches of the lecherous police chief whose lust for the leading lady is as strong as his hunger for power. The ultimate... (more...)
Seattle Opera's Speight Celebration Concert Nets $1 Million Seattle Opera's Speight Celebration Concert Nets $1 Million
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

With some of the greatest voices in opera gathering together for one night only in a red-carpet affair, Seattle Opera's Speight Celebration Concert and Dinner thrilled more than 2,500 fans at McCaw Hall and raised more than $1 million on Saturday, August 9.... (more...)
Next Weekend to Salute Speight Jenkins with Wagner Competition, Seattle Opera Day and Special Dinner Next Weekend to Salute Speight Jenkins with Wagner Competition, Seattle Opera Day and Special Dinner
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2014

After three decades, 92 productions, and more than 1,200 individual performances, Speight Jenkins is retiring from Seattle Opera in style! The company will celebrate the end of the Jenkins era, as well as its 50th anniversary, with three special events: the International Wagner Competition on Thursd... (more...)
Speight Jenkins Retires from Seattle Opera After 31 Years Speight Jenkins Retires from Seattle Opera After 31 Years
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2014

After 31 years of artistic excellence and inspirational leadership, General Director Speight Jenkins passes the baton to Aidan Lang this summer.... (more...)
Seattle Opera Day at MOHAI Set for 8/9 Seattle Opera Day at MOHAI Set for 8/9
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2014

Come explore the colorful world of opera with the whole family on August 9. Seattle Opera is offering a community open house with hands-on-activities, performances, lectures and demonstrations from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI). The free event is sponsored by Vulcan Re... (more...)
Seattle Opera Releases 50th Anniversary Book Seattle Opera Releases 50th Anniversary Book
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2014

Seattle Opera is now half-a-century old! Founded in the aftermath of Seattle's 1962 World's Fair, Seattle Opera has become one of America's most respected opera companies and a powerhouse in Seattle's cultural scene. Now, to mark the company's growth and accomplishments, we are pleased to announce t... (more...)
The Seattle Opera Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, Now thru 5/17 The Seattle Opera Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, Now thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

Seattle Opera concludes its 50th Anniversary season, as well as the 31-year tenure of General Director Speight Jenkins with The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d'Hoffmann). An all-star cast sings Jacques Offenbach's tuneful score, chronicling famous writer E.T.A. Hoffmann's misadventures in love. The ... (more...)
The Seattle Opera Concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, 5/3-17 The Seattle Opera Concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, 5/3-17
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2014

Seattle Opera concludes its 50th Anniversary season, as well as the 31-year tenure of General Director Speight Jenkins with The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d'Hoffmann). An all-star cast sings Jacques Offenbach's tuneful score, chronicling famous writer E.T.A. Hoffmann's misadventures in love. The ... (more...)
THE TALES OF HOFFMAN, CASANOVA: DON GIOVANNI & More Set for Seattle Opera's 2014-15 Season THE TALES OF HOFFMAN, CASANOVA: DON GIOVANNI & More Set for Seattle Opera's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2014

From the depths of hell to the heights of paradise, the four great operas of Seattle Opera's 2014/15 season will take operagoers on a fantastic journey. During this important season, leadership will pass from Speight Jenkins, who has been General Director of Seattle Opera for a remarkable 31 years, ... (more...)
Seattle Opera to Present THE CONSUL, 2/22-3/7 Seattle Opera to Present THE CONSUL, 2/22-3/7
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2014

Seattle Opera's 50th Anniversary season continues with The Consul, a riveting Cold-War thriller coming to McCaw Hall for the first time. In this tale, an inhuman bureaucracy poses a formidable obstacle for a woman desperate to flee a totalitarian state with her family. Menotti's intensely human scor... (more...)
Seattle Opera Announces Finalists for 2014 International Wagner Competition Seattle Opera Announces Finalists for 2014 International Wagner Competition
by BWW News Desk - January 06, 2014

General Director Speight Jenkins announced the singers selected for Seattle Opera's popular International Wagner Competition on August 7, 2014, where emerging artists will go head-to-head American Idol style.... (more...)