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 {…}

Christina Scheppelmann Set to Leave Seattle Opera, Take Over La Monnaie / De Munt

Christina Scheppelmann will assume the position of General Director at La Monnaie/De Munt in Brussels, Belgium, following the completion of her five-year contract with Seattle Opera. Scheppelmann, the fourth General Director of Seattle Opera, will conclude her tenure after the 2023-24 season. During her leadership, the company achieved significant milestones, including the world premiere of “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” the {…}

Denyce Graves, Kenneth Kellogg & Vanessa Goikoetxea Lead Seattle Opera’s 2023-24 Season

The Seattle Opera has announced the 2023-24 season featuring four productions. Productions Wagner’s “Das Rheingold“ is set to open the season with Greer Grimsley as Wotan, Frederick Ballentine, Michael Mayes, and the Seattle Opera debut of internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves. The cast is rounded by Martin Bakari, Melody Wilson, Kenneth Kellogg, Peixin Chen, and Sarah Larsen. Performance Dates: August {…}

Seattle Opera to Stage World Premiere of ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ Directed by Acclaimed Afghan Filmmaker Roya Sadat

Seattle Opera will present the world premiere of “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by composer/librettist team Sheila Silver and Stephen Kitsakos and directed by Roya Sadat, one of the first female filmmakers in Afghanistan. The show will run from Feb. 25-March 11, 2023. Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini, the opera relates the story of Mariam and Laila, two Afghan {…}