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Seattle Opera Podcast

Aug 5, 2020

Seattle Opera General Director Christina Scheppelmann spoke with baritone Gordon Hawkins as an intermission feature for “Seattle Opera Mornings on KING FM.” Between Acts 2 and 3 of NABUCCO, Hawkins, who has sung almost all the great Verdi baritone roles for Seattle Opera, reflected on singing Verdi honestly and his...


Jul 29, 2020

Many of opera’s greatest and most overwhelming moments happen thanks to the chorus. Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean introduces many of the typical functions of the opera chorus, such as saluting a leader, singing in praise—or fear—of God, providing local color, intensifying the drama, and embodying the...


Jul 24, 2020

Come down to the bassment and enjoy the deep sound of the bass and bass-baritone voices with Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean. Basses play dads, priests, kings, old bearded guys, God, and the Devil; they get to be evil, they get to be funny, and they always sing with great authority. Includes a 4-pack bass...


Jul 20, 2020

Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean introduces the baritone voice, a sound which celebrates the beauty and power of masculinity. In opera, baritones play clowns and kings, urban sophisticates and unlettered innocents; good, bad, and every shade of grey. They win our hearts, melt our hearts, and break our hearts....


Jul 10, 2020

Seattle Opera General Director Christina Scheppelmann spoke with Marketing Director Kristina Murti about the 2017 production of Madama Butterfly as an intermission feature for “Seattle Opera Mornings on KING FM.” They discussed the importance of putting historical works in context, something Seattle Opera strove to...