From the moment of Figaro’s entrance, this “Barber” hits the accelerator; fortunately, it offers more than just fast pacing and high energy levels.
Melinda Bargreen has been writing about music for local and national publications for four decades; she also is a composer, and the author of "50 Years of Seattle Opera." Her new book, "Classical Seattle," is due out this fall from the University of Washington Press.
Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard, who has already connected with musicians and audiences here as Seattle Symphony’s principal guest conductor since 2014, will be the orchestra’s...
Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, subbing for an injured Ludovic Morlot, brings charisma and intensity.
Picks range from ‘The Barber of Seville’ to two world premieres touching on the 1945 atomic blasts in Japan.
Soprano Renée Fleming sang everything from Bjōrk to Puccini, while the orchestra’s associate conductor, Pablo Rus Broseta, acquitted himself admirably in Seattle Symphony’s opening-night concert.
Opera about incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II staged in Washington Hall, where they were sent to register in real life.
Both casts deliver Puccini’s classic with passion in a beautiful setting.
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