The Princess Sophia, World Premiere - Lulu Eads (Orpheus Project)
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Princess Sophia, World Premiere - Lulu Eads (Orpheus Project)

The world premiere of the Princess Sophia Opera in 2 acts Music by Emerson Eads. Libretto by Dave Hunsaker Commissioned by Orpheus Project William Todd Hunt, Artistic Director; Emerson Eads - Composer;  Dave Hunsaker - Librettist and Stage Director; Jim Simard - Design and Technical Direction; Dan Fruits - Painter and Scenic Artist; Greg Mitchell - Projections; William Todd Hunt - Artistic Director and Conductor 

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Music of Mission and Mystery - San Francisco Early Music Society Berkeley Festival & Exhibition (Berkeley, CA)
Jun
5
7:30 PM19:30

Music of Mission and Mystery - San Francisco Early Music Society Berkeley Festival & Exhibition (Berkeley, CA)

As the Spanish empire colonized Latin America, music became an important tool for evangelism and a key part of the quest to convert and ‘civilize’ the indigenous populations. In this program, Pacific MusicWorks, led by GRAMMY award winner Stephen Stubbs, explore the vibrant mix of Italian, Spanish, African, and indigenous elements that created the new musical style that developed in the cathedrals and missions of Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, and Bolivia. Both immigrant and native composers celebrated and explored the great mysteries of faith in spirited and vivacious works that can continue to speak to us today. Music by Esteban Salas, Manuel José de Quiroz, Manuel de Zumaya, and others.

Tess Altiveros and Danielle Sampson, sopranos; Tekla Cunningham and Adam LaMotte, baroque violins; Maxine Eilander, Spanish harp; Stephen Stubbs, lute and guitar; Henry Lebedinsky, organ and harpsichord; Peter Maund, percussion

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West Side Story (Maria) - Central City Opera & Boulder Philharmonic (Boulder, CO)
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

West Side Story (Maria) - Central City Opera & Boulder Philharmonic (Boulder, CO)

BERNSTEIN   West Side Story in concert   
   a collaboration with Central City Opera and choirs

As a gifted composer, conductor, pianist, author, educator, advocate and communicator, Leonard Bernstein could do it all. His West Side Story stands as one of the signal achievements of American musical theater. Its melding of sophisticated formal construction with toe-tapping rhythms and irresistible melodic turns makes it one of the enduring treasures of the 20th century. Join us as we present a rare opportunity to hear the entire score in dramatic concert with full symphony orchestra, soloists and chorus. There’s no better way to celebrate the 100th birthday of this American musical legend, or to bring our 60th anniversary season to a triumphant conclusion.  

6:30 PM - Free pre-concert talk with Michael Butterman and guests

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The Princess Sophia, In Workshop (Lulu Eads)
Mar
12
to Mar 17

The Princess Sophia, In Workshop (Lulu Eads)

The Princess Sophia Opera in 2 acts Music by Emerson Eads Libretto by Dave Hunsaker Commissioned by Orpheus Project William Todd Hunt, Artistic DirectorEmerson Eads - Composer Dave Hunsaker - Librettist and Stage Director Jim Simard - Design and Technical Direction Dan Fruits - Painter and Scenic Artist Greg Mitchell - Projections William Todd Hunt - Artistic Director and Conductor Katy Giorgio - Producer Annie Calkins - Associate Producer

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Rossini Messe Solennelle - South Bend Chamber Singers (South Bend, IN)
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

Rossini Messe Solennelle - South Bend Chamber Singers (South Bend, IN)

Italian composer Gioachino Rossini’s Pettite Messe Solennelle was written in 1863. The composer, who had retired from composing operas more than 30 years before, described it as “the last of my péchés de vieillesse” (sins of old age). In spite of the use of the word “petite” in the title, this is a major extended work in the missa solemnis tradition, for chorus, two pianos, and harmonium.  Alaskan conductor Emerson Eads is a doctoral student in Choral Conducting in the Program in Sacred Music at the University of Notre Dame.

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Die Zauberflöte (Pamina) - Pacific Symphony (Costa Mesa, CA)
Feb
22
to Feb 27

Die Zauberflöte (Pamina) - Pacific Symphony (Costa Mesa, CA)

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One of Mozart’s most popular operas, The Magic Flute is a fairy tale about love telling the story of Tamino and Papageno, a prince and bird catcher tasked by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the confinements of a mysterious high priest. Prepare yourself for an evening filled with magic, comedy and some of opera’s greatest arias!

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Light in the Darkness: Bach Cantatas - Pacific MusicWorks (Seattle, WA)
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Light in the Darkness: Bach Cantatas - Pacific MusicWorks (Seattle, WA)

Four dramatic Advent cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach trace the journey to Christmas through prophecy, anticipation, and, ultimately, hope. The story comes to life through some of Bach's most beautiful music, from the intimate to the celebratory, full of memorable melodies and colorful musical tapestries. This extraordinary program features the voices of Tess Altiveros, soprano: Laura Pudwell, alto; Zachary Finkelstein, tenor; and Zachary Lennox, baritone.  Performance on Mercer Island, WA, and in Seattle, WA. 

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Messiah - Great Bend Center for Music (Bremerton & Shelton, WA)
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Messiah - Great Bend Center for Music (Bremerton & Shelton, WA)

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TICKETS: $20 regular | $16 Senior/Military (ON SALE SEP 15, 2017)

Handel never settled on a single, definitive form of Messiah. After its 1741 premiere, he continually revised individual movements to please the tastes of financial supporters or showcase the skills of different soloists. For the next 18 years, while differing versions of individual movements steadily accumulated, Handel would pick and choose among the options to create a sequence of movements most likely to showcase the forces available. In celebration of the work’s 275th anniversary and Great Bend’s inaugural concerts, we’ll do the same.

We’ll mix and match movements to feature rarely performed elements of the original 1741 version, while also tracing the evolution of some now beloved movements that were not a part of the famous Dublin premiere. And because one of our soloists will be Seattle counter-tenor José Luis Muñoz, we’ll pay particular attention to the 1749 Guadagni variations. Also featuring GRAMMY winning tenor Eric Neuville, soprano Tess Altiveros and bass Charles Robert Stephens. Performances with orchestra will take place Friday, November 17, 2017 (7pm) at the William D. Harvey Theatre in the brand new College Instruction Center, Olympic College, Bremerton; and Sunday, November 19, 2017 (2pm) at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Shelton.

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L'Orfeo (Euridice/Proserpina) - Pacific MusicWorks (Seattle, Portland, Vancouver)
Oct
27
to Oct 29

L'Orfeo (Euridice/Proserpina) - Pacific MusicWorks (Seattle, Portland, Vancouver)

The first unqualified operatic masterpiece — full of dramatic word painting, narrative urgency, rich orchestration, and exquisite writing for vocal ensemble. L'Orfeo feels as fresh and full of relevance as it must have at its premiere in 1607. Monteverdi specialist and GRAMMY® winner Stephen Stubbs leads Pacific MusicWorks and the Dark Horse Consort in a concert version featuring Colin Balzer in the title role.  Performances in Vancouver B.C., Seattle, WA and Portland, OR.  

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West Side Story (Maria) - Symphony Tacoma
Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

West Side Story (Maria) - Symphony Tacoma

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Bernstein: On The Waterfront
Bernstein: Suite No. 2 from West Side Story

Music critic Donal Henahan called Leonard Bernstein “one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history.” Known to friends and fans as “Lenny,” he was an accomplished composer, conductor, pianist, and humanitarian. In celebration of Bernstein’s Centennial, Symphony Tacoma presents works from this great personality known for his message of understanding and hope–nowhere better demonstrated than in his score to West Side Story. The Symphony Tacoma Voices and a cast of 7 stellar vocal soloists will join the Orchestra for this unforgettable and moving performance.  To learn more about the music on this program, click here.

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Season Preview - City Opera Ballet (Bellevue, WA)
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Season Preview - City Opera Ballet (Bellevue, WA)

Friday night VIP "Roaring 20's" costume party announcing the CITY OPERA BALLET 2017-2018 season in Bellevue's finest performance hall. Party guests will experience not only a preview of the rarely seen stunning ballet, La Sylphide (coming in March 2018) but also the COB building of Verdi's La Traviata (set in the 1920's) coming in August 2018.

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Music of Missions and Mysteries - Early Music Vancouver (Vancouver BC, CA)
Aug
10
7:30 PM19:30

Music of Missions and Mysteries - Early Music Vancouver (Vancouver BC, CA)

As the Spanish empire colonized Latin America, music became an important tool for evangelism and a key part of the quest to convert and ‘civilize’ the indigenous populations. In this programme, Pacific MusicWorks, led by GRAMMY award winner Stephen Stubbs, explore the vibrant mix of Italian, Spanish, African, and indigenous elements that created the new musical style that developed in the cathedrals and missions of Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, and Bolivia. Both immigrant and native composers celebrated and explored the great mysteries of faith in spirited and vivacious works that can continue to speak to us today. Music by Esteban Salas, Manuel José de Quiroz, Manuel de Zumaya, and others.

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Music of Missions and Mysteries - Whidbey Island Music Festival
Aug
4
to Aug 6

Music of Missions and Mysteries - Whidbey Island Music Festival

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Program III - Music of Missions and Mysteries: Latin American Baroque

Friday August 4th at 7:30 p.m. at St. Augustine's in-the-woods
Sunday August 6th at 3:00 p.m. at St. Augustine's in-the-woods

As the Spanish empire colonized Latin America, music became an important tool for evangelism and a key part of the quest to convert and ‘civilize’ the indigenous populations. In this programme, Pacific MusicWorks, led by GRAMMY award winner Stephen Stubbs, explore the vibrant mix of Italian, Spanish, African, and indigenous elements that created the new musical style that developed in the cathedrals and missions of Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, and Bolivia. Both immigrant and native composers celebrated and explored the great mysteries of faith in spirited and vivacious works that can continue to speak to us today. Music by Esteban Salas, Manuel José de Quiroz, Manuel de Zumaya, and others.

Tess Altiveros and Danielle Sampson, sopranos
Tekla Cunningham and Adam Lamotte, violins
Maxine Eilander, Spanish harp
Stephen Stubbs, lute and baroque guitar
Peter Maund, percussion
Henry Lebedinsky, organ and harpsichord

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Dona Nobis Pacem - Seattle Pro Musica (Soprano Soloist)
May
19
to May 21

Dona Nobis Pacem - Seattle Pro Musica (Soprano Soloist)

Ralph Vaughan Williams’ masterful cantata for soloists, choir, and orchestra, is one of the most important anti-war compositions of the 20th century. Written between World War I and II, Dona nobis pacem (Grant us peace) is one of Vaughan Williams’ most significant works. It is an impassioned plea for peace that blends Biblical text with the emotionally-charged anti-war poetry of Walt Whitman to create a searing indictment of the tragedy of war.

Friday, May 19, 2017 ‐ 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 20, 2017 ‐ 8:00 pm

St. James Cathedral – 9th & Marion, Seattle

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St. Matthew Passion - Colorado Symphony (Soprano Soloist)
May
5
to May 7

St. Matthew Passion - Colorado Symphony (Soprano Soloist)

Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, first performed on Good Friday 1727, is widely considered one of the crowning artistic achievements of Western Civilization. Bach’s masterful musical interpretation of the Last Supper and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, puts chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew to music and spans 131 minutes. The Symphony’s production is unusual in that it is a full staging of the work with the Colorado Symphony Chorus. Featured tenor Nicholas Phan takes on the part of the Evangelist and baritone Hadleigh Adams performs the role of Jesus. 

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The Combat - Seattle Opera (Clorinda)
Apr
1
to Apr 9

The Combat - Seattle Opera (Clorinda)

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AN EARLY MUSIC TRILOGY. This April, join Seattle Opera for an immersive theatrical experience in a unique location. Based on Tasso's epic poem set during the Crusades, The Combat combines works by Monteverdi and Couperin to explore how differing cultural identities impact the lives of two star-crossed lovers. A Muslim warrior woman and a Christian crusader fall in love, unaware of each other’s faith. When they meet again during a nighttime battle, they fail to recognize one another, with tragic consequences. The Combat is performed by a soprano and 2 tenors, accompanied by a 5-piece Baroque ensemble. Conducted by Stephen Stubbs.

Performed at Seattle Opera Studios, 200 Terry Avenue North, Seattle.
The Combat is presented in South Lake Union at Seattle Opera's leased warehouse building, which houses our rehearsal space, administrative offices, props shop, and costume shop.

Tickets: $40, general admission. Performance dates:

  • April 1, 6, and 7 at 8:00 PM
  • April 2 at 2:00 PM
  • April 9 at 7:00 PM

Sung in English.
Approximate running time is 50 minutes with no intermission.

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La Tragédie de Carmen - Skylark Opera Theatre
Feb
10
to Feb 18

La Tragédie de Carmen - Skylark Opera Theatre

Skylark Opera Theatre’s 2017 season premieres this February with The Tragedy of Carmen, a reimagined adaptation by Peter Brook of George Bizet's Carmen. Utilizing only six singer/actors, this focused and intimate production creates an unconventional hybrid to attract not only the opera fan, but the theater-goer as well.

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Poulenc Gloria - Bremerton Symphony
Dec
10
3:00 PM15:00

Poulenc Gloria - Bremerton Symphony

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Featuring conductors Alan Futterman and Gary Dahl, Bremerton Symphony Chorale under the direction of LeeAnne Campos, Peninsula Dance Theater, and selections by Poulenc, Tchaikovsky, and holiday favorites. Join Maestro Futterman for a free pre-concert chat. Available in subscription packages for special savings.

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Musetta, La Bohème - Colorado Symphony
Oct
21
to Oct 23

Musetta, La Bohème - Colorado Symphony

Andrew Litton conducts the Symphony in a staging of a beloved Puccini opera, La Bohème, 120 years after its premiere in Turin, Italy. The heartbreaking story of impassioned, young bohemians in a reimagined contemporary Paris – also adapted into the Broadway smash, RentLa Bohème tells the timeless tale of love found and lost between Rodolfo and Mimi as they enjoy their youth in the lively Latin Quarter. The Colorado Symphony Chorus and the Colorado Children’s Chorale add another layer to the complexity of this classic story. This concert event follows Andrew Litton’s and the Orchestra’s smashing production of Tosca which was presented during the 2014/15 season.

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Juneau Lyric Opera 40th Anniversary Gala
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

Juneau Lyric Opera 40th Anniversary Gala

We’re celebrating the completion of our 40th Anniversary Season with a trip down memory lane.  Local singers and a few special guests will perform a collection of favorite songs performed by JLO vocalists over the past 40 years, and give a sneak preview of what’s to come!
Enjoy complimentary tapas, a no host bar, and a live bid auction.

 

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