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Seattle Opera, Seattle

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Seattle Opera is an opera company located in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1963 by Glynn Ross, who served as the company's first general director through 1983, Seattle Opera's season runs from August to late May, with five or six operas offered and with eight to ten performances each, often with double casts in major roles to allow for successive evening presentations.

The second general director of Seattle Opera was Speight Jenkins, who retired in 2014. He was followed by Aidan Lang, who was General Director from 2014 to 2019. Christina Scheppelmann became Seattle Opera's fourth general director in August 2019.

Since August 2003, the company has presented operas in the Marion Oliver McCaw Hall (capacity: 2,967), built on the site of the old Seattle Opera House at Seattle Center. The company does not have a full-time music director. In October 2007, Seattle Opera announced the appointment of Asher Fisch as the company's principal guest conductor.
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  • Great production. Only four performances left. We traveled to Seattle for the weekend for this production. Tchaikovsy's most beautiful opera. Don't miss it. If you are thinking about a weekend in...  more »
  • Verdi's Rigoletto; not my choice to see but in Seattle at the time. Brilliant production really elevated the opera. But this building is a joy to move around in and has an auditorium with superb...  more »
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  • Enjoyed The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs! Thanks for presenting contemporary work.
  • BEWARE once they have your number, they will call you all the time.

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