History Lessons

Crash Course: A Century of Seattle Music

From prohibition jazz to garage rock in a castle to hip-hop's new guard.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne


Seattle Opera General Director Aidan Lang Will Leave at the End of This Season

Lang departs after five years to become the general director of the Welsh National Opera.

09/06/2018 By Stefan Milne

Autumn Preview

35 Events to Catch This Fall

A guide to getting your arts and culture fix this season.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Aria Politic

Seattle Opera Refuses to Be a Museum Piece

In the last four years, the company has shifted its mission toward cultural equity.

07/17/2018 By Stefan Milne

Sharp Dressed Woman

Style File: 5 Questions with Moya Vazquez

We chatted with Seattle Opera board member Moya Vazquez about her PNW style.

05/17/2016 By Colleen Williams

Season Announcement

Seattle Opera's 50th Anniversary Season Delivers 'Tales of Hoffmann' and a Premiere

Despite projected cutbacks to the 2013-14 season, there's much to celebrate.

01/29/2013 By Laura Dannen

Life in HD

Poll: Do You Like Watching Opera in Movie Theaters and Arenas?

Arts organizations are turning to HD broadcasts to reach new audiences. Is it working?

05/08/2012 By Laura Dannen

Opera in HD

The Met Opera’s Ring Cycle Hits the Big Screen

See all four operas and a behind-the-scenes documentary at area cineplexes.

05/02/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld


The Vocal Stylings of Attila the Hun

He can sing, he can sack countries.

01/10/2012 By Laura Dannen

Classical & More

Opera in the Park with Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra

The young musicians give old works new life.

07/12/2011 By Julia Scherzinger

Sports and Sonatas

Opera in the End Zone

Two legends-in-the-making rocked Qwest during the Seahawks-Saints game.

01/11/2011 By Laura Dannen

Opera on the Big Screen

Summer Encore: The Met Live in HD

Enjoy a reprise of the 2010 season as six operas screen at theaters around the country.

06/15/2010 By Laura Dannen