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Seattle Opera Podcast

Jan 9, 2021

At Seattle Opera we had the great good fortune to work with the late great bass Arthur Woodley many times over 25 years. In this podcast, which will also air on KING FM during the intermission of BORIS GODUNOV on January 9, Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean shares some of Arthur Woodley’s extraordinary vocal...


Jan 8, 2021

Francesca Zambello recalled the extraordinary adventure of making an opera from the literary world of the great Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez during an intermission chat with Christina Scheppelmann. Zambello, General Director of Washington National Opera and Glimmerglass Festival, is also a stage director who...


Dec 28, 2020

Donald Byrd, Artistic Director of Spectrum Dance Theater, has choreographed several productions for Seattle Opera over the years. Just before the pandemic began he made valuable choreographic contributions to CHARLIE PARKER’S YARDBIRD. General Director Christina Scheppelmann interviewed Byrd for a “Seattle...


Dec 9, 2020

Vinson Cole decided to be an opera singer when he was 9 years old. Beginning in 1988, with his spectacular debut as Gluck’s Orphée (Seattle Opera’s first-ever Baroque opera and first-ever modern dress production) the tenor became something of a star-in-residence in the Emerald City. He sang a lead role almost every...


Nov 21, 2020

Seattle Opera General Director Christina Scheppelmann spoke with soprano Jane Eaglen when “Seattle Opera Mornings on KING FM” played TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, a 1998 production that featured role debuts for both Eaglen (as Isolde) and Ben Heppner (as Tristan). Eaglen describes that eventful summer, what it’s like to...