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Meet Seattle Opera’s Scholar In Residence, First Of Her Kind In The U.S.

“As scholar in residence, [Naomi] André acts as an adviser to help Seattle Opera become more inclusive, both for audiences and behind the scenes. … Her most visible role involves a series of free, public community conversations that invite audiences to question problematic social themes and portrayals of marginalized communities in opera while appreciating the artistic elements that continue to hold up.” – The Seattle Times
Tags: Art, Music, Audience, Seattle Opera, 02.12.20, Meet Seattle Opera, Naomi -RSB- André

Associate Director of Artistic Planning

Seattle Opera is seeking a personable, detail oriented, well organized person with excellent financial skills. Must have great communication skills to work with a variety of personalities. This is your chance to work with excellent people in a wonderful work environment! This position supports the artistic and administrative work of the department by generating, maintaining and tracking all Artistic planning and project documents; managing Collective Bargaining Agreements; contrac...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Seattle Opera

Cenerentola, jazzed to the max

Seattle Opera’s current staging of Cenerentola is mostly fun to watch. It is also a great example of how trying too hard to inflate a smallish work to fill a huge auditorium can make fun seem more like work.
Tags: Religion, Seattle Opera

Seattle Opera’s ‘Carmen’ is tremendous fun until it’s horrifying — as it should be

Seattle Opera uses clever staging to provide a modern interpretation — and a different lens for some of the problematic themes — of "Carmen," resulting in exquisite earworms, engaging action and a final act — still beautifully sung — that is horrifyingly effective.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Carmen, Seattle Opera

Think opera is just for hoity-toity rich people? Not so! Here’s a beginner’s guide to this grand art form.

From Bugs Bunny cartoons to Seattle Opera (with its beginners-friendly "Carmen" running May 4-19), here are ways to start learning about, and enjoying, the lavish energy of opera.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Seattle Opera

Christina Scheppelmann appointed General Director of Seattle Opera

Scheppelmann heads to the Pacific Northwest following leadership roles in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East
Tags: Europe, Religion, Pacific Northwest, Seattle Opera, Christina Scheppelmann, Scheppelmann

Seattle Opera Gets A New General Director

Christina Scheppelmann, who’s currently the artistic head of one of the top opera houses in Europe, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain, will become general director of Seattle Opera in August, succeeding Aidan Lang, who announced last fall that he would be leaving at the end of this season to become general director of the Welsh National Opera. – Seattle Times
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Seattle, Seattle Opera, Barcelona Spain, Aidan Lang, Christina Scheppelmann, 03.21.19, Gran Teatre del Liceu

Seattle Opera names Christina Scheppelmann as its new leader

Christina Scheppelmann, currently artistic leader of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain, will become the fourth general director in Seattle Opera's 56-year history and one of only two women to lead a large-budget opera company in the U.S.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Local News, Seattle Opera, Barcelona Spain, Christina Scheppelmann, Gran Teatre del Liceu

Il trovatore at Seattle Opera

After a series of productions somehow skewed, perverse, and/or pallid, the first Seattle Opera production of the new year comes like a powerful gust of invigorating fresh air: a show squarely, single-mindedly focused on presenting the work of art at hand as vividly and idiomatically as possible.
Tags: Religion, Seattle Opera

Seattle Opera rises to the challenges of ‘Il Trovatore’ with two terrific casts

Seattle Opera has two terrific casts in its fairly straightforward approach to “Il Trovatore," a work that offers one great aria after another, some exciting choruses and some of the meatiest roles in all of opera.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Seattle Opera

Seattle Opera debuts its new $60M headquarters

Seattle Opera’s new glass-clad, $60 million headquarters at Seattle Center is designed to draw people into opera, allowing the public to take a glimpse behind the scenes.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Seattle Opera, Seattle Center

Seattle Opera’s ‘The Turn of the Screw’ is tense, spooky — and not for everyone

For “The Turn of the Screw” to work, the opera company has to create a real sense of creepiness; Seattle Opera’s production succeeds, steadily building tension and a sense of uncertainty. Its spookiness will delight some fans but — warning — may turn off those sensitive to its central theme.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Seattle Opera

Seattle Opera General Director To Leave For Welsh National Opera

Aidan Lang, who succeeded longtime general director Speight Jenkins in 2015, will complete the coming season before heading to Cardiff. In his tenure so far, he has seen Seattle Opera’s mainstage attendance increase by 27% and launched a new series of contemporary chamber operas, many linked to current social issues.
Tags: Art, Music, Cardiff, Seattle, Welsh National Opera, Seattle Opera, Aidan Lang, Speight Jenkins, 09.06.18

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.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Seattle Opera, Aidan Lang

Rant & Rave: Like living next to a racetrack

Readers rave about State Patrol, gender-diversity conference, DOT workers, Seattle Animal Control, help after cat died; rant about rude stranger, messy yards, singing along at Seattle Opera, campaign signs
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Dot, Seattle Opera, State Patrol, Seattle Animal Control

A brilliant cast breaks through stereotypes in Seattle Opera’s ‘Porgy and Bess’

Seattle Opera’s deeply felt production addresses some of the problematic issues with "Porgy and Bess," both with offstage displays and discussions, and onstage performances from singers who imbue their characters with depth and humanity.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Seattle Opera, Bess, Porgy

Beloved yet problematic: Seattle Opera tackles the cultural controversies behind ‘Porgy and Bess’

The artists in Seattle Opera’s upcoming “Porgy and Bess,” which opens Aug. 11, say it’s fine to celebrate the music, but it’s even better when that appreciation comes with a desire to think about the bigger cultural picture.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Seattle Opera, Bess

Seattle Opera presents a spectacular “Aida”

Co-produced with San Francisco, Washington National, and Minnesota Operas, this classic opera about passion, jealousy, and war is visually and musically spectacular.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Seattle Opera, San Francisco Washington National, Minnesota Operas

Seattle Opera’s ‘Aida’ spurs discussion of ways black people are misrepresented — or not represented — in opera

For "Aida," Seattle Opera will include lobby exhibits and program notes addressing the history of black Americans in opera, similar to the way it addressed opera’s history of misrepresenting Asians when it staged “Madame Butterfly” last year.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Seattle Opera, Aida Seattle Opera

'B & B’ in a new key

Seattle Opera’s new production of Béatrice et Bénédict is best regarded as a noble experiment, performed expressly to see if Berlioz’ delectable 1862 opéra comique can successfully be brought into the living repertory outside its native France. As such, it is quite a success.
Tags: France, Religion, Seattle Opera, Berlioz

Seattle Opera, with help of a few friends, presents opera-play hybrid ‘Beatrice and Benedict’

This unique hybrid of Berlioz’s opera, spoken Shakespearean dialogue and music from other Berlioz works was created with ACT Theatre artistic director John Langs and Seattle Symphony music director Ludovic Morlot. It’s action-packed and nobly sung but also has some problems.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony, Beatrice, Benedict, Berlioz, Ludovic Morlot, John Langs

Seattle Opera has big plans for its new headquarters at Seattle Center

Seattle Opera’s glass-clad, $60 million headquarters at Seattle Center, which the company plans to move into this fall, is representative of how it hopes to invite the public behind the scenes of one of the most complex art forms.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Local News, Seattle Opera, Seattle Center

The Daily Promo – Andy Reynolds

Andy Reynolds Who printed it? Modern Postcard. Who designed it? I designed this one. I’ve always left it up to someone else. I was focusing on the advertising market so I included archive (film) and new material (digital) that I thought went together to show off my personality. The logo/name was designed by Jenna Yankun at who also did the sheep gif on my website. Tell me about the images? Meat Trump comes from my series of faceless people. I wanted to show as much of a pers...
Tags: Photography, Chicago, The Daily Promo, Don, Joel, Safeway, Seattle Opera, Andy Reynolds, Jenna Yankun, Jyakun, Ashley Naegle, Julian Richards

Seattle Opera puts a zesty 21st century spin on ‘Cosi fan tutte’

Seattle Opera’s revival of its very successful 2006 “Cosi fan tutte,” which updated the setting of the Mozart opera to the 21st century, demolishes a lot of stage clichés with a brash modernist zest.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Mozart, Seattle Opera

Sister acts: Musical siblings share the spotlight at Seattle Opera, Meany Theater

January finds two pairs of classical-music siblings performing in Seattle. Ginger and Marina Costa-Jackson have leading roles in Seattle Opera’s “Così fan tutte,” while Robin and Rachelle McCabe present their piano recital at the UW’s Meany Theater.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Seattle, Robin, Seattle Opera, UW, Seattle Opera Meany Theater, Marina Costa Jackson, Rachelle McCabe

An opera about Steve Jobs is part of Seattle Opera’s 2018-19 season

Seattle Opera announces its 2018-19 season. The most anticipated production is “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs,” co-commissioned by The Seattle Opera. It had its world premiere at Santa Fe Opera last year, where it was the company’s best-selling new production.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Steve Jobs, Classical Music, Seattle Opera, Santa Fe Opera

TOSCA: A Dramatic Sing-Fest

On November 12, 2017, Arizona Opera presented Giacomo Puccini’s verismo opera, Tosca, in a dramatic production directed by Tara Faircloth. Her production utilized realistic scenery from Seattle Opera and detailed costumes from the New York City Opera. Gregory Allen Hirsch’s lighting made the set look like the church of St. Andrea as some of us may have remembered it from time gone by.
Tags: New York City, Religion, Seattle Opera, Arizona Opera, Giacomo Puccini, Tara Faircloth, Gregory Allen Hirsch, St Andrea

Opera costume sale: Looking for Brünnhilde in all of us

The Seattle Opera was selling its costumes from past productions Saturday in Seattle.
Tags: News, Local News, Seattle Opera, Photo & Video

Seattle Opera’s ‘Barber of Seville’ promises madcap, colorful fun

Physical comedy includes a turn by Seattle burlesque star Waxie Moon in opera debut.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Seattle, Seville, Seattle Opera, Waxie Moon

Review: Seattle Opera’s ‘Madame Butterfly’ packs an emotional punch

Both casts deliver Puccini’s classic with passion in a beautiful setting.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Seattle Opera, Puccini