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Ezra Thomson (Bottom) and Laura Tisserand (Titania) in Balanchine's Dream © Angela Sterling
Seattle

Pure eye-candy: a dream of a Dream in Seattle

By , 12 April 2019
*****
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Angel Blue (Bess) and Alfred Walker (Porgy) © Philip Newton
Seattle

Seattle Opera's Porgy and Bess is a vocal and dramatic stunner

By , 11 August 2018
****1
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Gordon Hawkins (Amonasro) and Leah Crocetto (Aida) © Philip Newton
Seattle

A visually stunning Aida at Seattle Opera

By , 05 May 2018
***11
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Alexey Dolgov (Pinkerton) and Lianna Haroutounian (Cio-Cio-San) © Jacob Lucas
Seattle

Trying to rethink Madama Butterfly at Seattle Opera

By , 05 August 2017
***11
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Christina Poulitsi (Queen of the Night) © Philip Newton
Seattle

Seattle Opera's Magic Flute as enchanting as ever

By , 06 May 2017
***11
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Corinne Winters (Violetta) and Joshua Dennis (Alfredo) © Philip Newton
Seattle

Two Violettas in 24 hours: Seattle Opera fields double-casts in Konwitschny's Traviata

By , 14 January 2017
****1
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John Easterlin (The Witch) © Jacob Lucas
Seattle

Hansel and Gretel at Seattle Opera: Laurent Pelly's cautionary fairy-tale

By , 15 October 2016
****1
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Greer Grimsley (Dutchman) © Philip Newton
Seattle

“It was a dark and stormy night”: Seattle Opera's intensely riveting Flying Dutchman explodes the cliches

By , 07 May 2016
****1
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Lesley Rausch and Jerome Tisserand in Paul Gibson’s Rush © Angela Sterling
Seattle

When choreographers are among dancers: Peck / Cerrudo / Gibson at PNB

By , 19 March 2016
****1
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Joyce El-Khoury makes our Seattle Opera debut in title role of Maria Stuarda © Jacob Lucas
Seattle

Maria Stuarda at Seattle Opera: Donizetti fever rages on from coast to coast

By , 09 March 2016
***11
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Seth Orza as Tybalt and Jonathan Porretta as Mercutio in Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette © Angela Sterling
Seattle

Maillot's Roméo et Juliette at Pacific Northwest Ballet

By , 05 February 2016
****1
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Bernarda Bobro (The Countess) © Philip Newton
Seattle

Arresting aristos make for a fine Figaro in Seattle

By , 16 January 2016
***11
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Joshua Grant and Joh Morrill in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™,  © The George Balanchine Trust © Angela Sterling
Seattle

Pacific Northwest Ballet's debut of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

By , 28 November 2015
*****
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Pacific Northwest Ballet in Emergence © Angela Sterling
Seattle

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Emergence

By , 07 November 2015
****1
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John Tessier as Nadir, Brett Polegato as Zurga © Philip Newton
Seattle

Rough Pearl: Seattle Opera’s Pearl Fishers nearly hits the mark

By , 17 October 2015
***11
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PNB pianist Allan Dameron and Elizabeth Murphy in Robbins’ The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody) © Angela Sterling
Seattle

Pacific Northwest Ballet - See the Music

By , 26 September 2015
****1
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Gordon Hawkins (Nabucco) and Mary Elizabeth Williams (Abigaille) © Philip Newton
Seattle

Seattle Nabucco aims for innovation but falls flat

By , 08 August 2015
**111
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Carla Körbes takes her final bow © Angela Sterling
Seattle

PNB's Season Encore bids farewell to Carla Körbes and Kiyon Gaines

By , 07 June 2015
****1
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Carla Körbes and Karel Cruz in Concerto DSCH © Angela Sterling
Seattle

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Carmina Burana and Concerto DSCH

By , 30 May 2015
*****
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Christiane Libor (Ariadne) © Alan Alabastro
Seattle

Seattle Opera: Buffing the buffa in Ariadne

By , 16 May 2015
***11
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Seattle

Pacific Northwest Ballet's Swan Lake retains the old classic in modern times

By , 11 April 2015
***11
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Seattle

The Pacific Northwest Ballet experiences the Vertiginous Thrill of Forsythe

By , 13 March 2015
****1
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Seattle

A ravishingly entertaining Semele alights in Seattle

By , 21 February 2015
****1
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Seattle

The Rake's revels: Don Giovanni parties it up in Seattle

By , 25 October 2014
***11
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Seattle

Tragic secrets and all that jazz from Pacific Northwest Ballet

By , 15 March 2014
****1
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Seattle

Twyla Tharp attempts reinvention in a triple bill at Pacific Northwest Ballet

By , 28 September 2013
***11
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Seattle

Götterdämmerung at Seattle Opera is the perfect end to an extraordinary Ring

By , 09 August 2013
*****
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Seattle

Siegfried is funny and touching at Seattle Opera

By , 07 August 2013
****1
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Seattle

Talented acting makes Seattle Opera's Die Walküre a heart-breaking experience

By , 05 August 2013
*****
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Seattle

Seattle Opera's Ring cycle begins well with a stunning, locally inspired Rheingold

By , 04 August 2013
****1
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