J’Nai Bridges, Yonghoon Lee, Russell Thomas, Diego Torre, Vanessa Goikoetxea Headline Seattle Opera’s 2024-25 Season

Seattle Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. “The 2024-25 season really offers something for everybody,” said general director Christina Scheppelmann in an official press statement. “We’re bringing in some of our audiences’ all-time favorite operas, like ‘Tosca’ and ‘The Magic Flute,’ in addition to a pair of remarkable new pieces from some of today’s most acclaimed and imaginative creators. And {…}

Seattle Opera Announces Winter Season Youth Programing

Seattle Opera released the details of its youth activities planned for the winter season. The company’s lineup of youth education programs comes swiftly after its $250,000 Hearst Foundations grant. The grant builds on Seattle Opera’s existing in-school K–12 programs, and allows for for developing programs and strengthening partnerships with Highline Public Schools. The Pacific Science Center hosts “Laser Opera.” Dramaturg {…}

The Soldiers’ Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band and Seattle Opera Veterans Choir to Present ‘Portraits of Service’

On Nov. 3, 2023, the Soldiers’ Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band and Seattle Opera Veterans Choir will perform the concert “Portraits of Service,” featuring the debut of “The Path,” a new song by composer Damien Geter and lyricist Jerre Dye. “‘The Path’ captures an intimate exchange between two veterans at very different moments in their lives,” said lyricist {…}

New Study Finds Gender Inequality & Non-Standard Work in US Opera Production

(Photo credit: Adrien Coquet) Dr. Caitlin Vincent (University of Melbourne) and Dr. Amanda Coles (Deakin University) have published their findings on the gender inequality and the impacts of non-standard work in the US opera industry. The team tracked women’s representation as conductors, directors, and designers at the 11 largest opera companies in the United States – the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe {…}

Camille Ortiz & Michael J. Hawk Named Resident Artists at Seattle Opera

Seattle Opera has announced that Camille Ortiz and Michael J. Hawk are the company’s new Resident Artists. The Resident Artists positions give singers “salaried, full-season experience with Seattle Opera, where they will receive professional development, performance, and mentorship opportunities along with the stability of a long-term partnership.” “The Resident Artist position offers singers a supportive environment to expand their repertoire {…}