Sep 12, 2022
Sopranos Tess Altiveros and Shelly Traverse both have lots of Seattle Opera credits: mainstage productions (Tess sang Giannetta in this summer’s ELIXIR OF LOVE; Shelly was Chan in CHARLIE PARKER’S YARDBIRD and Hero in BEATRICE AND BENEDICT), chamber operas (ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE, THE FALLING AND THE RISING, THE COMBAT), and much, much more. Tess was even in the Children’s Chorus in the ‘90s. For ELIXIR, they were also understudies; Tess covered Salome Jicia (our Adina), and Shelly covered Tess! For our ELIXIR radio broadcast intermission, these two gifted performers discussed this summer’s opera and some of the many other ways they have--and will continue to--contribute to Seattle Opera.