SEATTLE OPERA NEWS COVERAGE

BWW Interview: Christina Scheppelmann, Part 2: 
On New Operas, Cultural Exchange -- and Wagner BWW Interview: Christina Scheppelmann, Part 2: On New Operas, Cultural Exchange -- and Wagner
by Erica Miner - April 01, 2019

The second and third repetition is ultimately what will establish a piece as an addition to the repertoire......
BWW Interview Part 1: Seattle Opera Eagerly Awaits New General Director BWW Interview Part 1: Seattle Opera Eagerly Awaits New General Director
by Erica Miner - April 01, 2019

Christina Scheppelmann's name is eminently recognizable among opera aficionados worldwide...
BWW Interview: Scott Quinn Analyzes Don José's Deepest Secrets BWW Interview: Scott Quinn Analyzes Don José's Deepest Secrets
by Erica Miner - March 28, 2019

Seattle Opera's upcoming Carmen features instantly recognizable music, an opulent new production, and a number of company debuts...
Christina Scheppelmann Appointed General Director Of Seattle Opera Christina Scheppelmann Appointed General Director Of Seattle Opera
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2019

Christina Scheppelmann will become Seattle Opera's fourth General Director in the company's 56-year history. Beginning in August 2019, she replaces Aidan Lang, who will become General Director of Welsh National Opera following the end of the 2018/19 season....
Alejandra Valarino Boyer Appointed Seattle Opera's Director Of Programs & Partnerships Alejandra Valarino Boyer Appointed Seattle Opera's Director Of Programs & Partnerships
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2019

Alejandra Valarino Boyer is now Seattle Opera's Director of Programs and Partnerships-the department which plays a crucial role in bringing opera to more than 400,000 people through engagement and learning programs. Valarino Boyer is focused on expanding civic impact, building future audiences, and ...
BWW Interview: Mark Campbell Talks Steve Jobs: 'There's More to Life Than Technology' BWW Interview: Mark Campbell Talks Steve Jobs: 'There's More to Life Than Technology'
by Erica Miner - February 08, 2019

Music by Bay Area composer Mason Bates, libretto by Mark Campbell, originally premiered at Santa Fe Opera in July 2017...
Seattle Opera Presents Youth Opera For Kids And Families Seattle Opera Presents Youth Opera For Kids And Families
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2019

Did you know that opera is fun for kids? This spring, The Youth Opera Project presents an affordable opera for children and families called Odyssey. Geared for all ages, Odyssey tells the story of Odysseus and his courageous crew who face monsters, tempests, sorcery, and the gods themselves on an ep...
THE (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS Makes West Coast Premiere At Seattle Opera THE (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS Makes West Coast Premiere At Seattle Opera
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2019

Do you remember what life was like before the iPhone? Steve Jobs, the man who created that game-changing device in your pocket, will soon have his story play out at McCaw Hall. This February, Seattle Opera presents the West Coast premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, a smash hit with music nom...
Seattle Opera Offers Free Tickets To Federal Workers Seattle Opera Offers Free Tickets To Federal Workers
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2019

Seattle Opera is pleased to offer tickets to furloughed federal governments workers. Workers can receive two free tickets to the company's performances of Il trovatore at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 and 23, and at 2 p.m. on Jan. 23. To redeem, simply present your federal government ID at the McCaw Hall box...
Seattle Opera Explores Modern Tech With Steve Jobs Opera Seattle Opera Explores Modern Tech With Steve Jobs Opera
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2019

As Seattle Opera gears up to present The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, the company is asking hard questions about the effects of Big Tech, both in Jobs' life, and in our rapidly expanding community. Prior to the production's Feb. 23 - March 9 run at McCaw Hall, the public is invited to join the dialog...
Seattle Opera Unveils 2019/20 Season Seattle Opera Unveils 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 02, 2019

With a mix of new and traditional takes on opera, Seattle Opera unveils a 2019/20 Season that offers something for everyone. Audiences will experience new-to-Seattle productions of Rigoletto, Cinderella, and Eugene Onegin; the company premiere of Charlie Parker's Yardbird; and the return of a belove...
BWW Review: Seattle Opera Celebrates New Civic Home BWW Review: Seattle Opera Celebrates New Civic Home
by Erica Miner - December 21, 2018

The brand-new, state-of-the-art rehearsal, storage and administrative building is now ready for use by the opera company...
BWW Interview: Angela Meade Returns to her Native Land for 'Il Trovatore' BWW Interview: Angela Meade Returns to her Native Land for 'Il Trovatore'
by Erica Miner - December 10, 2018

Washington state is justifiably proud to call Angela Meade a native. The star soprano has been a prizewinner in more than 50 top competitions...
Seattle Opera Presents IL TROVATORE Seattle Opera Presents IL TROVATORE
by BWW News Desk - December 03, 2018

When Verdi sat down to compose Il trovatore, he had no idea that he was creating opera's version of Game of Thrones. But this is how stage director Dan Wallace Miller describes this tale of revenge, which opens at McCaw Hall in January 2019. Similar to a certain TV show, Il trovatore is dark and bru...
Seattle Opera Celebrates Grand Opening of New Civic Home Seattle Opera Celebrates Grand Opening of New Civic Home
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2018

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of Seattle Opera's new civic home! This state-of-the-art building will allow the company to expand its work with communities across Washington State, and, from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, members of the public are invited to a free open house. ...
BWW Interview: Kazaras Brings Britten's Ghostly Battle to Seattle Stage BWW Interview: Kazaras Brings Britten's Ghostly Battle to Seattle Stage
by Erica Miner - October 01, 2018

Kazaras, who currently holds the post of Director of Opera and Music Theater at UCLA, brings his expertise to the Seattle Opera stage...
BWW Interview: Soraya Mafi Shows Operatic Expertise Beyond her Years BWW Interview: Soraya Mafi Shows Operatic Expertise Beyond her Years
by Erica Miner - September 30, 2018

The young award-winning Manchester, UK, native already has several diverse roles under her belt, and her career is progressing at a rapid pace...
Seattle Opera Presents THE TURN OF THE SCREW Seattle Opera Presents THE TURN OF THE SCREW
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2018

As Halloween approaches, the movies aren't the only place for a thrill in a darkened theater. This October, a ghost story will come alive through live music at Seattle Opera's The Turn of the Screw directed by Peter Kazaras and conducted by Maestro Constatin Trinks. Set in an old mansion in the coun...
Seattle Opera General Director Aidan Lang To Leave For Welsh National Opera Seattle Opera General Director Aidan Lang To Leave For Welsh National Opera
by BWW News Desk - September 06, 2018

Seattle Opera announced today that General Director Aidan Lang will leave the company to become General Director of Welsh National Opera. The third General Director of Seattle Opera, Lang departs at the close of the 2018/19 season following a five-year tenure. Under Lang's leadership, Seattle Opera ...
Allison Rabbitt Appointed Development Director of Seattle Opera Allison Rabbitt Appointed Development Director of Seattle Opera
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2018

Whether it's a $5 donation or a $50,000 donation, Allison Rabbitt knows that donors of all levels are needed to sustain art forms such as opera-every gift matters. With more than 18 years of experience fundraising for some of Seattle's impactful nonprofits, Rabbitt was recently appointed by General ...
BWW Interview: Mary Elizabeth Williams Seeks Operatic Adventures BWW Interview: Mary Elizabeth Williams Seeks Operatic Adventures
by Erica Miner - July 25, 2018

I want to stretch my technical and artistic capabilities as far as they will go. It's wonderful for me to play around with different emotional journeys...
Free Forum Explores Intersection Of Race and Opera Free Forum Explores Intersection Of Race and Opera
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2018

Everyone is welcome to join the conversation at Breaking Glass: Hyperlinking Opera & Issues. This free public forum opens a door to frank discussion about race and diversity in opera. Topics will include how art is produced in an increasingly diversified America, and who has the right to tell whose ...
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Seattle Opera's O+E Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Seattle Opera's O+E
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Next week, join Seattle Opera for O+E-a chamber opera retelling of Gluck's classic Orpheus and Eurydice with a twist! Stage Director Kelly Kitchens brings this groundbreaking adaptation to life with Seattle Opera's first ever all-female creative team and cast of principal singers. ...
BWW Interview: Leah Crocetto Sings It All BWW Interview: Leah Crocetto Sings It All
by Erica Miner - April 12, 2018

The spirited soprano makes her auspicious Seattle Opera debut as the title character in Francesca Zambello's upcoming Aida production...
Graffiti Art By RETNA Pops In Seattle Opera's AIDA Graffiti Art By RETNA Pops In Seattle Opera's AIDA
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2018

This May, two different artistic genres-street art and opera-are coming together for Seattle Opera's Aida. Acclaimed stage director Francesca Zambello was looking to create something unique when she asked the graffiti artist RETNA (born Marquis Duriel Lewis) to collaborate with her on a new producti...