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Seattle Opera Podcast

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 four decades. We appreciate her sharing these precious memories of the early days of the company, and those early performances of Carlisle Floyd’s Steinbeck-derived opera. Seattle Opera gave Of Mice and Men its world premiere in 1970, then revived the opera six seasons later.