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Seattle Opera.



"bel canto in rossini" with maestro sagripanti

August 9, 2016
Giacomo Sagripanti, who first joined Seattle Opera for Cinderella in 2013, opens the 2016/17 season with Rossini's mad-cap comedy Count Ory. A true Rossini expert, Maestro Sagripanti shares insights with WAM on the elements of bel canto style in Rossini's compositions. 


met opera trip*

September 28 - October 2, 2016
head to New York City with WAM to see incredible Met productions of Tristan und Isolde and Don Giovanni, as well as a New York Philharmonic performance of Scheherazade and Berlioz's Les nuits d'été. 

*Available to WAM members only. 



Q&A with Sasha cooke

October 6, 2016
Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano and former Seattle Opera Young Artist returns for Hansel and Gretel. Bring your questions for a special session with this highly sought-after Wagnerian. 



Wam social hour and annual meeting*

November 3, 2016
Catch up with and get to know your fellow Wagner lovers at the WAM Annual Meeting and Social Hour.

*Available to WAM members only


Wam & sowing circle - met broadcast and lunch

December 10, 2016
L'Amour de Loin: Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's breakthrough opera will be conducted by Susanna Mälkki in her Met debut. Join WAM and The SOWING Circle, Seattle Opera's Women's Initiative Group, to celebrate the first opera by a woman to be performed at the Met in over 100 years. 


artists of la traviata in recital

January 16, 2017
Join the artists of La traviata for WAM's annual recital. Don't miss this chance to get a more intimate look at mainstage artists as they provide a broader look at mainstage artists as they provide a broader look at their incredible vocal talents. 


the music of katya kabanova with maestro dohnanyi

February 9, 2017
Celebrated Czech composer Leoš Janáček crafted powerful and accessible music, richly inspired by Slavic folk songs, for Katya Kabanova. Listen to the Maestro as he leads a discussion on the Seattle premiere of this 95-year-old work.



"Wagner and the vikings" with dramaturg jonathan dean

March 30, 2017
Join Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean for a look at the five main literary sources for the Ring cycle (Elder Edda, Younger Edda, Volsungasaga, Thidreksaga, Nibelungenlied). Explore the history behind the music!


uw libraries tour: william crawford Iii rare printed music collection*

June 8, 2017
Enjoy an exclusive WAM look at the incredible William Crawford III Rare Music Collection coming to the University of Washington library. Music librarion Judy Tsou will lead us through the highlights of this much-coveted collection that includes first editions of Johann Sebastian Bach's passions, operas by Verdi, Puccini, and Strauss, and six original vocal compositions by Haydn, signed by the composer. 

*Available to WAM members only 






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