Tag Archives: Seattle Opera

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – Seattle Part III

by Jonathan Pell

Well, Alwyn Mellor’s “vocal allergy” was later diagnosed as a viral infection, and she had to cancel last night’s performance.  At least the audience who came for this first of Seattle’s RING cycles (of three) had the pleasure of hearing her impressive Seattle debut in DIE WALKUERE on Monday evening. I doubt if anyone in […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – Seattle Part II

by Jonathan Pell

Last night’s performance of Wagner’s SIEGFRIED was filled with surprises, both expected and unplanned.  The physical production is still breathtaking (scenery by Thomas Lynch, costumes by the late Martin Pakledinaz and lighting by Peter Kaczorowski), and the singing at a remarkably high level.  German tenor Stefan Vinke in his Seattle debut sang the title role […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – Seattle

by Jonathan Pell

The curtain call from last night’s DIE WALKUERE in Seattle Two down and two to go—I am halfway through the Seattle RING cycle, and so far it has been a terrific journey!  This RING is the last one produced by Seattle Opera’s long time general director Speight Jenkins (originally from Dallas, by the way) and […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Jonathan Pell

Tenor Sean Panikkar, “Cassio” TDO Otello 09 Karen Almond, Photo Credit I have heard that some of my loyal readers have been wondering where I have been this summer since there haven’t been any postings since the beginning of July. Well, I should report that I just returned from the Galapagos Islands, where I was auditioning […]

Seattle: America's Opera Capital?

by tdoadmin

Don’t look at me — I just report what I read. On a per capita basis, it may actually be true that Seattle is KING. And, in terms of enthusiasm for the art form, Seattle certainly ranks high; however, I’m not sure you can make the case that Seattle Opera fans are bigger operaphiles than […]

Seattle: America’s Opera Capital?

by Suzanne Calvin

Don’t look at me — I just report what I read. On a per capita basis, it may actually be true that Seattle is KING. And, in terms of enthusiasm for the art form, Seattle certainly ranks high; however, I’m not sure you can make the case that Seattle Opera fans are bigger operaphiles than […]