May 17, 2019
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 sampler from BORIS GODUNOV, a taste test of Hagens from GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, and a buffo bass patter race. Musical examples feature favorite Seattle Opera basses and bass-baritones including Kevin Langan, Richard Best, Peter Rose, Ante Jerkunica, John Relyea, Gabor Andrasy, Nicolas Cavallier, Alexander Anisimov, Arthur Woodley, Eduardo Chama, Shenyang, Ashraf Sewailam, Greer Grimsley, Vladimir Ognovienko, baritone Marius Kwiecien, Alfred Walker, William Wildermann, John Macurdy, Simon Estes, John Del Carlo, Monte Pederson, Kevin Short, and Stephen Milling.