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.
LA BOHÈME 101
Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean introduces LA BOHÈME with musical examples from Seattle Opera’s archival recordings.
Loving Wagner, Hating Wagner...and the Middle Path
Scholar-in-Residence Naomi André and Dramaturg Jonathan Dean discuss Wagner and DIE WALKÜRE.
OF MICE AND MEN Intermission Chat with MELANIE ROSS
Melanie Ross remembers when Seattle Opera, led by her father Glynn, premiered Carlisle Floyd's Steinbeck-influenced opera.
COUNT ORY Discussion with Giacomo Sagripanti
Giacomo Sagripanti discusses Rossini's COUNT ORY with General Director Christina Scheppelmann.
RING Intermission Chat with staff members Kristina Murti and Alicia Moriarty
Seattle Opera's Kristina Murti (Marketing Director) and Alicia Moriarty (Assistant Production Director) discuss the RING.
RING Intermission Chat with PHIL KELSEY
Assistant Conductor Phil Kelsey discusses the RING with Christina Scheppelmann.