The Directors

What Do New Directors Mean for Seattle's Artistic Future?

Seattle Art Museum, Symphony, and Opera all get new leaders this season.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

AUTUMN HAPPENINGS

A Guide to Seattle’s Arts Scene This Fall

From a trio of new directors to a self-reflexive musical’s take on Jane Austen, autumn is for the arts.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Monthly Planner

13 Seattle Events to Catch This August

SAM parties in the park, George Clinton embarks on his final tour, and 'Rigoletto' kicks off the opera season.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do May 10–12

An installation wraps up the PACCAR Pavilion, Black Lodge goes grunge pop, and Carmen seduces the Opera House.

05/10/2019 By Gennette Cordova

Monthly Planner

13 Seattle Events to Catch This May

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

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

One-Sentence Stories

Sweet Sun, Global Ichiro Fandom, and Busmageddon

Your weekly dose of city news in short.

03/22/2019 By Haley Gray

Season Preview

Spring Arts 2019

The events to look for this March, April, and May—from stadium-size concerts to small (but significant!) art shows.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Shutdown Upside

Furloughed Federal Workers Can Get into the Symphony and Opera for Free

Today, Seattle Opera got on board with the giveaway Seattle Symphony announced yesterday.

01/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Year in Review

10 Great Seattle Arts Moments in 2018

An utterly subjective list in no particular order of standout moments in local arts this year.

12/28/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do December 14–16

A Cannes winner, free opera tours, and a rhythmic Tchaikovsky spin.

12/13/2018 By Gwen Hughes

Woe

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

Opera and "Opera"

How Two Seattle Shows Offer Dramatically Different Takes on Theater Stalwarts

Contexts (and some fireworks) separate Porgy and Bess and The Phantom of the Opera.

08/16/2018 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

Theater Reviews

May Theater Roundup: Aida, Love Never Dies, and Familiar

Two very different operatic takes on romance come to Seattle, while Familiar stages a comic interrogation of immigration.

05/09/2018 By Stefan Milne

Fiendish Conversation

Marc Kenison (aka Waxie Moon) Won't Shut Up About Opera

The celebrated drag and burlesque performer chats about his (non-singing) opera debut in 'The Barber of Seville,' and why he's now totally obsessed with the artform.

10/11/2017 By Darren Davis

(Formerly) Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Laura Kaminsky

The former Cornish music chair teams up with Seattle Opera to bring the transgender opera 'As One' to Washington Hall.

11/08/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Eric Neuville

The Seattle Opera singer discusses how 'The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory' is kind of like a Pixar movie.

08/10/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: July 18–24

Noir City takes over the Egyptian, Tracy Rocca's paintings soak up the sun, and 'Daisy' dramatizes one of America's most famous political ads.

07/18/2016 By Kyle Kuhn Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

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

Seattle Opera

Slide Show: Seattle Opera Gala Featuring Greer Grimsley

Seattle Opera’s Gala Featuring Greer Grimsley on April 16 was a night of glamour and exemplary artistry.

04/17/2016