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Seattle Opera Podcast

Sep 21, 2021

“Men die and governments change, but the songs of La bohème will live forever,” wrote Thomas Alva Edison to Giacomo Puccini. Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean introduces La bohème, with musical examples from Seattle Opera’s archival recordings of La bohème: from 2007, with Rosario La Spina (Rodolfo) and...


Aug 22, 2021

Seattle Opera Scholar-in-Residence Naomi André and Dramaturg Jonathan Dean discuss the most controversial of all opera composers, Richard Wagner, whose DIE WALKÜRE the company will present, in concert (and abridged) at Fisher Pavilion on August 28. Wagner’s astonishing masterpieces continue to challenge and delight...


Jun 12, 2021

For KING FM’s re-broadcast of Seattle Opera’s 1976 OF MICE AND MEN, Dramaturg Jonathan Dean interviewed Melanie Ross about the early days of Seattle Opera and the work of her father, Seattle Opera founding General Director Glynn Ross. Melanie, who retired in 2017, worked behind the scenes at Seattle Opera for over...


XERXES Intermission Chat with STEPHEN WADSWORTH

Mar 20, 2021

Stephen Wadsworth, a vital member of Seattle Opera’s artistic family, discussed Handel’s XERXES with Christina Scheppelmann for a radio re-broadcast in March 2021. Wadsworth, who made his debut directing Seattle Opera’s 1985 JENUFA, returned for key productions including Gluck’s ORPHÉE (1988) and IPHIGÉNIE EN...


Mar 8, 2021

Giacomo Sagripanti conducted Rossini's wicked French comedy, Count Ory, at Seattle Opera in 2016. He recently discussed this great work and Rossini with General Director Christina Scheppelmann.