For the best browsing experience, please download a modern browser. Internet Explorer 8 is outdated and may result in errors.

Seattle Opera.

Seattle Opera’s ticketing, donation, and event management system will undergo maintenance from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM pacific time on Monday, August 21st. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Magic Flute

May 6-21, 2017

"A delight for the eyes and the ears."
–The Seattle Times

Overview

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

COLORFUL FANTASY. Mozart’s utterly unique extravaganza blends myth, magic, and a remarkable variety of wonderful music to deliver its life-affirming message: love conquers all. A handsome prince and his comical sidekick are given enchanted musical instruments and tasked with rescuing the Queen of the Night’s daughter from a mysterious group of priests. Undergoing trials of virtue, discretion, and charity, they realize that all may not be as it seems in this magical land. Award-winning costumes from the fabulous Zandra Rhodes (The Pearl Fishers) add to the many delights of one of the most fantastic entertainments ever created. 

Watch the preview

Screenshot from The Magic Flute preview.

Listen to the music

The Magic Flute, Seattle Opera 2011. Copyright Rozarii Lynch.

In German with English subtitles | at McCaw Hall 
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, with 1 intermission
Evenings at 7:30 PM. Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM.

Share with your friends on:

Back to Top

Synopsis

Long Story Short

A distressed queen sends a prince (and his sidekick) off to rescue a kidnapped princess. But then the twist: the queen was lying. Instead of returning to the queen, the prince and princess embark on a journey toward truth and light.

Who’s Who?

Tamino is a handsome young prince.
Papageno is a good-natured birdcatcher who travels with Tamino.
Papagena is a pretty girl who likes Papageno.
Sarastro is a wise wizard and the benevolent ruler of a holy brotherhood.
The Queen of the Night is Pamina’s mother and Sarastro’s enemy.
Pamina is a beautiful princess and the Queen of the Night’s daughter. When the opera begins, she is a prisoner in Sarastro’s temple.
Monostatos is a temple guard in Sarastro’s community. He has the hots for Pamina.
The Three Ladies are servants of the Queen of the Night.
The Three Boys are spirits who guide Tamino and Papageno.

In the land where fairy-tales take place, a dragon is chasing young Prince Tamino. Three ladies kill the monster, then show the prince a picture of Pamina, the Queen of the Night’s daughter. He falls madly in love, and the Queen asks him to rescue Pamina, who has been kidnapped by the wicked Sarastro. The birdcatcher Papageno is enlisted as Tamino’s sidekick; Tamino is entrusted with a magic flute and Papageno with a set of magic bells.

Our heroes make it to Sarastro’s citadel, where Papageno protects Pamina from Monostatos, an amorous guard, while a wise priest explains to Tamino that the Queen is really the evil one: Sarastro kidnapped Pamina to rescue her from her mother’s evil influence. Tamino and Pamina undertake the series of tests and trials which will grant them entrance to Sarastro’s community. Monostatos, too, switches sides when the Queen of the Night offers him Pamina in exchange for betraying Sarastro. And Papageno fails all Sarastro’s tests, but runs off with the girl of his dreams.

Read More

The Magic Flute - Dig Deeper

 

What myths, secret societies, and politics shaped Mozart’s most beloved opera? What musical tricks make up this masterpiece? How much music did Mozart write in his lifetime? Learn more about the music and history of The Magic Flute in our in-depth, multimedia Spotlight Guide.

View Spotlight Guide

 

Have a Promo Code?

WAYS TO SAVE

Seattle Opera believes in opera for all. There are many ways to attend for less, including $25 tickets for every performance; up to 40% off with season ticket packages; special pricing for patrons age 21-39; and student, senior, military, teen, and group discounts.

LEARN MORE

Back to Top

Cast

Andrew Stenson

Tamino

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Tamino, The Magic Flute

Hometown: Rochester, MN
Seattle Opera Young Artist: 2010/11, 2011/12
Seattle Opera Debut: Arturo, Lucia di Lammermoor (’10)
Previously at Seattle Opera:
Tonio, The Daughter of the Regiment (’13);Orphée, Orphée et Eurydice (’12); Remendado, Carmen (’11)
Recently: Frederic, The Pirates of Penzance (Palm Beach Opera); Candide, Candide (Opera national de Bordeaux); Count Almaviva, The Barber of Seville (Fort Worth Opera)
Upcoming: Ernesto, Don Pasquale (Glyndebourne); Ernesto, Margherita (Wexford Festival Opera)

Last Updated: April 2017

Andrew Stenson

Tamino

May 6, 13, 17, & 20

Randall Bills

Tamino

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Tamino, The Magic Flute

Hometown: Fresno, California
Seattle Opera Debut: Don Ottavio, Don Giovanni (’14)
Recently: Tamino, The Magic Flute (New Zealand Opera); Don Ramiro, La Cenerentola (Theater Chemnitz); Léopold, La juive (Nationaltheater Mannheim)
Upcoming: Almaviva, The Barber of Seville (Theater Wielki Poznań)

Last updated: April 2017

Randall Bills

Tamino

May 7, 10, 14, 19, & 21

Lauren Snouffer

Pamina

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Countess Adèle, Count Ory and Pamina, The Magic Flute

Hometown: Austin, Texas
Seattle Opera Debut: Countess Adèle, Count Ory (’16)
Recently: Héro, Beatrice et Bénédict (Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse); Tusnelda, Arminio (Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe); Carrie Pipperidge, Carousel (Houston Grand Opera)
Upcoming: Agnès, Written on Skin (Opera Philadelphia); Amour, Orphée et Eurydice (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Lulu, Lulu (Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile)

Last updated: April 2017

Lauren Snouffer

Pamina

May 6, 13, 17, & 20

Amanda Forsythe

Pamina

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Pamina,The Magic Flute

Hometown: Boston, MA
Seattle Opera Debut: Iris, Semele ('15) 
Recently: Marzelline, Fidelio (Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia); Amore, Orfeo ed Euridice (Opera Royal de Versailles; Royal Opera Covent Garden); Mozart Mass in C Minor (Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists)
Upcoming: Serpina, La serva padrona and Isabelle, Le carnaval de Venise (Boston Early Music Festival); Iole, Hercules (Handel & Haydn Society)

Last updated: April 2017

Amanda Forsythe

Pamina

May 7, 10, 14, 19, & 21

John Moore

Papageno

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Papageno, The Magic Flute
At Seattle Opera in 2017/18: Figaro, The Barber of Seville

Hometown: Milford (Okoboji), IA
Seattle Opera Debut: Count Almaviva, The Marriage of Figaro ('16) 
Recently: Jan, Breaking the Waves (Opera Philadelphia); Adario, Les Indes galantes (Bayerische Staatsoper); Moralès, Carmen (Metropolitan Opera)
Upcoming: Figaro, The Marriage of Figaro (Hyogo Performing Arts Center, Japan); Pa, Proving Up, world premiere (Omaha Opera); Figaro, The Barber of Seville (Seattle Opera)

Last updated: April 2017 

John Moore

Papageno

May 6, 13, 17, & 20

Craig Verm

Papageno

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Papageno, The Magic Flute 
At Seattle Opera in 2017/18: Guglielmo, Così fan tutte, and Claudio, Beatrice and Benedict

Hometown: Houston, TX
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Ping, Turandot (Pittsburgh Opera);Count, Capriccio (Santa Fe Opera); Belcore, L'elisir d'amore (Opera Philadelphia)
Upcoming: Guglielmo, Così fan tutte, and Claudio, Beatrice and Benedict (Seattle Opera); Billy Budd, Billy Budd (Des Moines Metro Opera)

Last updated: April 2017

Craig Verm

Papageno

Seattle Opera Debut
May 7, 10, 14, 19, & 21

Christina Poulitsi

Queen of the Night

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Queen of the Night, The Magic Flute

Hometown: Dresden, Germany
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Gilda, Rigoletto (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino); Le Rossignol, Le Rossignol (Stresa Festival); Queen of the Night, The Magic Flute (Deutsche Oper Berlin) 
Upcoming: Queen of the Night, The Magic Flute (Royal Opera Covent Garden); Lucia di Lammermoor, Lucia di Lammermoor (Royal Opera Covent Garden/Athens); Queen of the Night, The Magic Flute (Bolshoi Theatre)

Last updated: April 2017

Christina Poulitsi

Queen of the Night

Seattle Opera Debut
May 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, & 21

Ante Jerkunica

Sarastro

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Sarastro, The Magic Flute

Hometown: Split, Croatia
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Sparafucile, Rigoletto (Gran Teatre del Liceu); Landgraf Hermann, Tannhäuser (Deutsche Oper Berlin); Sarastro, The Magic Flute (Opera Vlaanderen)
Upcoming: Pimen, Boris Godunov (Deutsche Oper Berlin); Vodnik, Rusalka (Teatro Colón); Khovanski, Kovanshchina (BBC Proms)

Last updated: April 2017

Ante Jerkunica

Sarastro

Seattle Opera Debut
May 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, & 21

Rodell Rosel

Monostatos

At Seattle Opera in 2017/18: Goro, Madame Butterfly

Hometown: Manila, Philippines
Seattle Opera Debut: Monostatos, The Magic Flute (’17)
Recently: First Jew, Salome, and Spalanzani, The Tales of Hoffmann (Los Angeles Opera); Mime, Das Rheingold (Lyric Opera of Chicago)
Upcoming: Tanzmeister, Ariadne auf Naxos (Kentucky Opera); Njegus, The Merry Widow (Florentine Opera); Pang, Turandot (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Last updated: July 2017

Rodell Rosel

Monostatos

Seattle Opera Debut
May 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, & 21

Amanda Opuszynski

Papagena

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Sandman/Dew Fairy, Hansel and Gretel; Papagena, The Magic Flute

Hometown: Manchester, CT
Seattle Opera Young Artist: 2010/11, 2011/12
Seattle Opera Debut: Frasquita, Carmen (’11)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Sandman/Dew Fairy, Hansel and Gretel (’16); Barbarina, The Marriage of Figaro (’16); Naiad, Ariadne auf Naxos (’15)
Recently: Bess Erne, Riders of the Purple Sage (Arizona Opera); Micäela, Carmen (St. Petersburg Opera); Musetta, La bohème (South Dakota Symphony) 

Last updated: April 2017

Amanda Opuszynski

Papagena

May 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, & 21

Jacqueline Piccolino

First Lady

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: First Lady, The Magic Flute

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: First Lady, The Magic Flute;Lady Madeline, La chute de la maison Usher; Clotilde, Norma (San Francisco Opera)
Upcoming: Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (Johnstown Symphony Orchestra)

Last updated: April 2017

Jacqueline Piccolino

First Lady

Seattle Opera Debut
May 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, & 21

Nian Wang

Second Lady

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Second Lady, The Magic Flute

Hometown: Nanjing, China
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Ascanius, Les Troyens; Tebaldo, Don Carlos; and  Second Lady, The Magic Flute  (San Francisco Opera)
Upcoming: Siebel, Faust (St. Petersburg Opera Company)

Last updated: April 2017

Nian Wang

Second Lady

Seattle Opera Debut
May 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, & 21

Jenni Bank

Third Lady

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Third Lady, The Magic Flute

Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
Seattle Opera Young Artist: 2009/10
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd (Tri-Cities Opera); Fridaus Norman, Shalimar the Clown, world premiere (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis); Ruth, Pirates of Penzance (Knoxville Opera) 
Upcoming: Unsuk Chin's Scenes from Alice in Wonderland (Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra); Marquise, The Daughter of the Regiment (Hawaii Opera Theatre); Third Lady, The Magic Flute (Florentine Opera)

Last updated: April 2017

Jenni Bank

Third Lady

Seattle Opera Debut
May 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, & 21

Adam Lau

Speaker

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: The Speaker, The Magic Flute

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Seattle Opera Debut: Papa, Makoto Kobayashi, An American Dream (’15)
Recently: Figaro, The Marriage of Figaro (Lyric Opera of Kansas City); Messiah (Oratorio Society of New York, Carnegie Hall); Méphistophélès, The Damnation of Faust (The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic)
Upcoming: King Creon, Medea (Wexford Festival Opera); Bass soloist, Mozart Requiem (San Diego Symphony); Don Basilio, The Barber of Seville (Kentucky Opera)

Last updated: April 2017

Adam Lau

Speaker

May 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, & 21

Eric Neuville

First Priest

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: A Nobleman, Count Ory; Gastone, La traviata; Testo, The Combat; and First Priest, The Magic Flute
At Seattle Opera in 2017/18: Messenger, Aida

Hometown: Waupaca, WI
Seattle Opera Young Artist 2009/10, 2010/11
Seattle Opera Debut: Normanno, Lucia di Lammermoor (’10) 
Previously at Seattle Opera: Testo, The Combat (’17); Gastone, La traviata (’17); A Nobleman, Count Ory (’16)
Recently: Young Thompson, Glory Denied (Nashville Opera); Mozart's Requiem (Seattle Symphony); Kipling Passion, world premiere (Choral Arts NW)
Upcoming: Pedrillo, The Abduction from the Seraglio (Madison Opera); Bernstein’s Mass (Austin Symphony); Messenger, Aida (Seattle Opera)

Last updated: April 2017

Eric Neuville

First Priest

May 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, & 21

Ryan Bede

Second Priest

At Seattle Opera in 2017/18: Prince Yamadori, Madame Butterfly; Jim Crowley, An American Dream; and Fiorello, The Barber of Seville

Baritone (Tacoma, WA) 
Ryan Bede made his Seattle Opera debut last season as Second Priest in The Magic Flute and sings Prince Yamadori in Madame Butterfly this summer. He recently performed Moralès/Le Dancaïre in Carmen at Pacific Northwest Opera and Papageno at Opera Idaho. He has also performed with Coeur d’Alene Opera, Tacoma Opera, and Vespertine Opera, among others. Other roles include Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, and Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro. He will return to Seattle Opera later this fall to perform the role of Fiorello in The Barber of Seville.

 

Ryan Bede

Second Priest

May 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, & 21

Frederick Ballentine

First Armored Man

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17:  Armored Man, The Magic Flute

Seattle Opera Debut
Hometown: Norfolk, VA
Recently: T. Morris Chester, Appomattox (Washington National Opera); Count Almaviva, The Ghosts of Versailles (Wolf Trap Opera); Pang, Turandot (Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela)
Upcoming: Sportin’ Life, Porgy and Bess (Glimmerglass Festival)

Last updated: April 2017

Frederick Ballentine

First Armored Man

Seattle Opera Debut
May 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, & 21

Jonathan Silvia

Second Armored Man

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Imperial Commissioner, Madame Butterfly

Hometown: Kirkland, WA
Seattle Opera Debut: First Villager, Pagliacci (’08) 
Previously at Seattle Opera: Second Armored Man, The Magic Flute (’17);  Marquis D'Obigny, La traviata (’17); High Priest of Baal, Nabucco (’15)
Recently: Leporello, Don Giovanni and Zuniga, Carmen (Pacific Northwest Opera); Oroveso, Norma (Skagit Opera)

Last updated: July 2017

Jonathan Silvia

Second Armored Man

May 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, & 21

Johanna Mergener

Spirit

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Three Spirits, The Magic Flute

Frankfurt, Germany
The Bush School
Johanna discovered her love for opera at a Seattle Opera summer camp in 2013. She also sang in the children's choir of Seattle Opera’s recent production of Hansel and Gretel. When she is not singing, Johanna enjoys playing the violin, dancing, and drawing.

Last updated: April 2017

Johanna Mergener

Spirit

May 6, 13, 17, & 20

Emili Rice

Spirit

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Three Spirits, The Magic Flute

Seattle, WA
Garfield High School
Emili Rice has sung with the Seattle Opera since 2011 in productions of Carmen, Turandot, Suor Angelica, Our Earth, and Hansel and Gretel. She also plays violin in her school orchestra and acts in the school drama club. She is so excited to be taking part in this production. Emili is a member of Seattle Opera’s Teen Vocal Studio.

Last updated: April 2017 

Emili Rice

Spirit

May 6, 13, 17, & 20

Isabel Woods

Spirit

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Three Spirits, The Magic Flute

Seattle, WA
Garfield High School
The Magic Flute will be Izzy’s fifth opera at Seattle Opera and her first in a principal role. Izzy made her opera debut as a Fox Cub in Scottish Opera’s The Cunning Little Vixen in 2011. In her free time she continues to sing with the Seattle Girls’ Choir, takes private voice lessons with Nancy Zylstra, and loves to dance.

Last updated: April 2017

Isabel Woods

Spirit

May 6, 13, 17, & 20

Emily Amesquita

Spirit

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Three Spirits, The Magic Flute

Seattle, WA
Our Lady of Guadalupe School
Emily is currently an 8th grader at Our Lady of Guadalupe School in West Seattle.  She most recently performed with the Youth Chorus in Seattle Opera’s Hansel and Gretel.  Emily also sings with Jubilate!, the Young Women’s Ensemble at St. James Cathedral.  She loves music, theater, and dance.

Last updated: April 2017

Emily Amesquita

Spirit

May 7, 10, 14, 19, & 21

Alyssa Khela

Spirit

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Three Spirits, The Magic Flute

Auburn, WA
Green River College
Throughout middle school and high school Alyssa participated in choir and theater. She sometimes participates in competitions, and her goal is to attend Northwest University. She loves to play piano and ukulele whenever she has the time.

Last updated: April 2017

Alyssa Khela

Spirit

May 7, 10, 14, 19, & 21

Barrett Lhamon

Spirit

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Three Spirits, The Magic Flute

Bainbridge Island, Washington
Woodward Middle School
When Barrett isn’t singing, he enjoys playing saxophone, piano, and banjo. Barrett appeared in Ovation!’s musical Peter Pan as a Lost Boy and in Seattle Opera’s Hansel and Gretel as a member of the youth chorus.

Last updated: April 2017

Barrett Lhamon

Spirit

May 7, 10, 14, 19, & 21

Cast

Creative Team

Chris Alexander

Director

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: The Magic Flute

Hometown: Provo, UT
Seattle Opera Debut: Boris Godunov (’00)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Ariadne auf Naxos  (’15); Don Giovanni (’14); The Tales of Hoffmann  (’14)
Recently: Peter Grimes (Indiana University Opera); La bohème (Staatsoper Hannover); The Abduction from the Seraglio (Atlanta Opera)

Last updated: April 2017

Chris Alexander

Director

Julia Jones

Conductor

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: The Magic Flute

Hometown: Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, U.K.
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Don Giovanni (Nederlandse Reisopera); The Elixir of Love (Opéra national du Rhin); Falstaff (Oper Frankfurt)
Upcoming: The Magic Flute (Royal Opera Covent Garden); La traviata (Den Norske Opera, Oslo); engagements at Oper Wuppertal

Last updated: April 2017

Julia Jones

Conductor

Seattle Opera Debut

Kathryn Van Meter

Choreographer

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: The Magic Flute

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Choreographer, A Proper Place, world premiere (Village Theatre, Seattle); Director, Next to Normal (City Circle Acting Company); Choreographer, Fiddler on the Roof (Arizona Theatre Company)
Upcoming: Director/Choreographer, Into the Woods (Village Theatre, Seattle); Choreographer, Man of La Mancha (Arizona Theatre Company) 

Last updated: April 2017

Kathryn Van Meter

Choreographer

Seattle Opera Debut

Robert A. Dahlstrom

Co-Set Designer

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: The Magic Flute

Hometown: Billings, MT
Seattle Opera Debut: The Ballad of Baby Doe (’84)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Ariadne auf Naxos (’15); Don Giovanni (’14); The Tales of Hoffmann (’14)
Recently: Fidelio (Cincinnati Opera); Bloomsday (ACT Theatre)
Upcoming: Beatrice and Benedict (Seattle Opera)

Last updated: April 2017

Robert A. Dahlstrom

Co-Set Designer

Robert Schaub

Co-Set Designer

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: The Magic Flute

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Seattle Opera Debut: The Magic Flute (’11)
Robert Schaub was Seattle Opera’s Technical Director for more than 25 years. He played a key role in the development and realization of designs for McCaw Hall. Schaub received a 2001 Eddy (Entertainment Design) award for his work on Seattle Opera’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, and he designed the sets for Nabucco and An American Dream during the summer of 2015.

Last updated: March 2017

Robert Schaub

Co-Set Designer

Zandra Rhodes

Costume Designer

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: The Magic Flute 

Hometown: Chatham, UK
Seattle Opera DebutThe Magic Flute (’11)
Previously at Seattle Opera: The Pearl Fishers (’15)
Zandra Rhodes made her name in the fashion industry prior to delving into costume design for opera. In 1977 she pioneered the pink and black jersey collection with holes and safety pins that earned her the name of “Princess of Punk,” and in 1997 she was made a Commander of the British Empire in recognition of her contribution to fashion and textiles. Her designs for The Magic Flute, The Pearl Fishers, and Aida have been produced around the world. 

Last updated: April 2017

Zandra Rhodes

Costume Designer

Duane Schuler

Lighting Designer

At Seattle Opera in 2016/17: Count Ory and The Magic Flute

Hometown: Elkhart Lake, WI
Seattle Opera Debut: Norma (’94)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Count Ory (’16); The Marriage of Figaro (’16); Nabucco (’15) 
Recently: Beatrice et Bénédict (Glyndebourne); Don Pasquale (San Francisco Opera); Norma (Lyric Opera of Chicago)
Upcoming: Die Fledermaus (Santa Fe Opera); Faust (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Cendrillon (Metropolitan Opera)

Last Updated: April 2017

Duane Schuler

Lighting Designer

Creative Team

Orchestra & Additional Artists

Orchestra

Violin I
Simon James, Concertmaster
Mariel Bailey
Blayne Barnes
Kelly Farris
Timothy Garland
Leonid Keylin
John Weller
Jeannie Wells Yablonsky, Asst. Concertmaster

Violin II
Gennady Filimonov, Principal
Evan Anderson, Asst. Principal
Xiao-po Fei
Adrianna Hulscher
Victoria Parker
Rachael Pearson
Joy Rhee

Viola
Arie Schachter, Principal
Wesley Dyring
Allison Farkas
Sayaka Kokubo, Asst. Principal
Laura Renz

Cello
Nathan Chan, Principal
Eric Han, Asst. Principal
Bruce Bailey
Roberta Downey

Bass
Joseph Kaufmann, Principal
Jennifer Godfrey
Travis Gore, Asst.Principal

Flute
Jeffrey Barker, Principal
Judith Kriewall

Oboe
Ben Hausmann, Principal
Chengwen Winnie Lai

Clarinet/Basset Horn
Benjamin Lulich, Principal
Laura DeLuca

Bassoon
Paul Rafanelli, Principal
Michael Gamburg

Horn
Mark Robbins, Principal
Rodger Burnett

Trumpet
Alexander White, Principal
Vincent Green

Trombone
Ko-ichiro Yamamoto, Principal
David Ritt
Stephen Fissel

Timpani
Miriam Anderson, Principal

Celesta
Philip A. Kelsey, Principal

 

Personnel Manager
Scott Wilson

Assistant Personnel Manager
Keith Higgins

 

 

The Orchestra is composed of members of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Rotating members of the string section are listed alphabetically.

 

Chorus

Soprano
Carissa Castaldo
Jennifer Cross
Karen Early Evans
Dana Johnson
Linda Mattos
Mary McLaughlin
Heather Mullin
Eleanor Stallcop-Horrox
Shelly Traverse
Erin White

Mezzo-Soprano
Laura Eichelberger
YeonSoo Lee
Rachelle Moss
Gail Neil
Elizabeth Peterson
Melissa Plagemann
Susan Salas
Lucy Weber

Tenor
Nathan Barnes
Jon Farmer
Tim Janecke
Dustin Kaspar
Bob Leavens
Josh Quesada
Karl Reyes
Stephen Wall
John Marzano

Bass/Baritone
Dan Aarthun
Michael Dunlap
Craig Grayson
Glenn Guhr
Tom Hingson
Ben Kramer
Kwangsuk Ku
Dierre Lopez
Julian Reisenthel

Actors

Justin Alley
Waverly Araucto
Adrienne Baltz
Justin Brush
Tyler Good
William Halsey
Annie Morro
Andrew Murray
Conner Neddersen
Rachel Randall
Leslie Rosen
Parlin Shields
Christina Wladimirov

Supernumeraries

Luther M. Hintz, Supernumerary Captain
Chloe Carrasquillo
Viola Decoster
Kennedy Green
Fox Kelly
Bruce Schickler
Johji Takeno
Keoki Takeno
Adam Tamble
Pixie Wilkins
Estella Wu

Orchestra & Additional Artists

Back to Top
Back to Top

Videos

Back to Top

PLAN YOUR VISIT

All performances take place at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer Street, Seattle. Join our email list to receive personalized alerts with updates on traffic, dining, and parking for your specific performance, or choose a topic below to learn more.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

SEATING CHART

DINING

Back to Top

Sponsors

2016/17 Season Sponsor

Seattle Opera Guild
In memory of Marian E. Lackovich and Captain Louis J. Lackovich

Production Sponsors

Tagney Jones Family Fund at Seattle Foundation
ArtsFund
4Culture

Main Photo © Philip Newton | Photos © Philip Newton, © Jacob Lucas, © Jacob Lucas