Explore and celebrate opera's unique fusion of music and drama with Seattle Opera's 101 series or any of our behind-the-scenes interviews. Founded in 1963, Seattle Opera presents both European classics and new works of American opera.
Seattle Opera Celebrates ARTHUR WOODLEY
Honoring the voice and artistry of an extraordinary bass.
FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Intermission Chat with FRANCESCA ZAMBELLO
Francesca Zambello recalls creating FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS with Garcia Marquez & Daniel Catán.
GIULIO CESARE Intermission Chat with DONALD BYRD
Christina Scheppelmann interviews Seattle choreographer Donald Byrd.
ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE Intermission Chat with VINSON COLE
Christina Scheppelmann interviews Vinson Cole, star of 17 Seattle Opera productions between 1988 and 2006.
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE Intermission Chat with JANE EAGLEN
Jane Eaglen remembers her 1998 role debut as Isolde.
FALSTAFF Intermission Chat with PETER KAZARAS
Stage Director Peter Kazaras discusses Verdi’s FALSTAFF with Jonathan Dean.
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Jonathan Dean does a fantastic job summarizing Seattle Opera’s productions while interspersing original recordings from their archive. His quick wit and cadence provide a wonderful listening experience. Additionally, the topics covered outside of the productions provide unique context and fascinating insight in opera.
Both short show summaries and in depth discussion
I like how this podcast has both short show summeries (15 minutes) and also in depth discussions on specific topics like voice types and composers. Also really enjoyed hearing from the Seattle Opera archives great singers from the past and current productions.