Seattle Opera Presents THE TURN OF THE SCREWSeattle 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 countryside, Britten's opera depicts a tale of haunted children that fans of Stranger Things, The Shining, and The Sixth Sense would love.   (more...)
Allison Rabbitt Appointed Development Director of Seattle OperaAllison 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 Director Aidan Lang to lead Seattle Opera's Development Department. Rabbitt will also ensure the completion of the $28.5 private fundraising campaign for Seattle Opera's new home at Seattle Center. (more...)
BWW Interview: Mary Elizabeth Williams Seeks Operatic AdventuresBWW 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 (more...)
Seattle Opera Presents PORGY AND BESSSeattle Opera Presents PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2018

When you think of the song, 'Summertime,' perhaps you hear the elegant Ella Fitzgerald-or the earthy Janis Joplin-singing in your mind. But, while many great covers exist, there's nothing like experiencing the song where 'fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high,' as Gershwin first wrote it: for the powerful voice of an opera singer. (more...)
Free Forum Explores Intersection Of Race and OperaFree 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 story; the role of art in stimulating public discussion about racism and discrimination; and what roles social justice plays within the artistic mission of an opera company. All are welcome; and People of Color are encouraged to attend. (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Seattle Opera's O+EPhoto 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.  (more...)
Seattle Opera's O+E Puts Feminist Storytelling Center StageSeattle Opera's O+E Puts Feminist Storytelling Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - March 19, 2018

What would you do for just one more moment with the person you love? Seattle Opera hopes to make audience members hold their dear ones a little closer through its new chamber opera, O+E, presented in the Seattle Opera Studios. This new twist on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth is brought to life through an all-women creative team and cast of principal singers. (more...)
'Inclusion At The Opera' Forum Seeks Insights, Experiences From Black Community'Inclusion At The Opera' Forum Seeks Insights, Experiences From Black Community
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2018

Seattle's Black community is invited to 'Cultured Conversations: Black Inclusion at the Opera,' an open forum led by facilitator ChrisTiana ObeySumner. ObeySumner, social impact consultant for Seattle Opera, is leading conversations on Black representation and inclusion this spring and summer during the company's presentations of Aida and Porgy and Bess. The March forum is free and open to individuals who identify as Black* with an interest in theater, classical music, the performing arts, and especially-opera. Participants will be able to speak freely and share ideas in this safe space for people of color. Topics will include Black representation onstage and behind the scenes, various ways to get involved with the art form, and potential steps toward a future for opera that centers people of color. (more...)
Seattle Opera Hits Milestones With New Seattle Center BuildingSeattle Opera Hits Milestones With New Seattle Center Building
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2017

In time for the New Year, Seattle Opera announced today that it has raised the highest steel beam, topping out its new $60 million civic home at Seattle Center. The four-story, 105,000 sq. ft. building will be a new arts anchor for the northeast corner of the Seattle Center campus. (more...)
Seattle Opera Gains New COO/CFO and Director of ProductionSeattle Opera Gains New COO/CFO and Director of Production
by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2017

Seattle Opera General Director Aidan Lang has appointed two new members of his executive team: Jane Repensek joins the company as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer, and Doug Provost will serve asDirector of Production. (more...)
BWW Interview: Oliver von Dohnányi Leads the Way to a New Seattle KATYA
by Erica Miner - March 6, 2017

Dohnanyi shares details about his astonishing musical background and training, and his thoughts about Czech opera (more...)
Seattle Opera Presents THE COMBAT, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - March 1, 2017

This April, Seattle Opera invites you to experience an intimate, immersive performance of The Combat-a star-crossed love story between a Muslim warrior and the Christian knight she encounters in battle. GRAMMY-Award winning conductor Stephen Stubbs will lead singers and an early-music ensemble in a location usually only opera singers and stage directors get to see-the Seattle Opera rehearsal studios. Viewers will stand* for the 50-minute presentation, which is appropriate for all ages and offered without intermission.  (more...)
Seattle Opera Expands Programs, Performances in 2017/18
by BWW News Desk - January 3, 2017

Opera is for everyone-and so is Seattle Opera's 2017/18 season! There's a new bilingual performance for elementary-school students, new performance venues such as Georgetown Steam Plant, a new mainstage collaboration with ACT Theatre and Seattle Symphony leaders, and even an outdoor performance offered free of charge. Regardless of background or socioeconomic status, this season offers ways for a broad audience to be able to experience opera; it's an open invitation for the Pacific Northwest.  (more...)