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Seattle Opera.


2016/17 Sowing circle events

Summer Fest

July 23, 2016
Join us on July 23 at McCaw Hall for an exciting start to a bold new season. Get an insider's glance at the operas to come. Preview the costumes of the coming season, participate in a sing-along on the McCaw Hall stage, and more. Stop by The SOWING Circle table and pick up a special memento!

garden party

August 7, 2016
Join us for The SOWING Circle’s annual Garden Party. Enjoy a beautiful private garden, celebrate the start of the 2016/17 season with The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory, and meet other supporters in town for National Patrons Weekend.

yves saint laurent: the perfection of style

November 17, 2016
Enjoy a private tour of this special exhibit with Chiyo Ishikawa, Susan Brotman Deputy Director for Art and Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at SAM—featuring over 100 haute couture garments, SAINT LAURENT rive gauche clothing and accessories, photographs, drawings, films, and other multimedia elements from the Foundation Pierre Birgé. SOWING Circle members will experience the immersive working process of this 20th century icon.


December 10, 2016
Co-hosted with Wagner and More (WAM), SOWING Circle Members are invited to enjoy this broadcast at Pacific Place AMC of Robert LePage’s L’Amour de Loin conducted by Susanna Mälkki. Experience the first opera by a female composer performed at the Met in over 100 years alongside fellow women in the arts. Followed by a discussion with a special guest speaker and lunch at BlueAcre Seafood.

katya kabanova dress rehearsal and reception

February 22, 2017
Preview Janáček’s Katya Kabanova, an all-new Seattle Opera production, before performances begin. Sit with other members of The SOWING Circle and enjoy refreshments during intermission.

wine music chocolate

March 23, 2017
The SOWING Circle’s signature event! Enjoy an evening listening to selected opera pieces at a private home, sampling wines that fit the mood of each, and indulging in chocolate.


Main Photo © Elise Bakketun