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Keeping the Edge on opera


 

"Vespertine, which describes its mission as "performing unfamiliar works in unfamiliar places," is making opera unfamiliar again in all the best ways—i.e., surprising." — Rebecca Brown, The Stranger
 

"Vespertine [Opera Theater] is small but mighty" — Phillipa Kiraly, Seattle Times

"Vespertine Opera adds something very important to this whole area. It is looking into the corners and crannies of opera to find works by famous composer or interesting works by unknown composers that no one has heard. Who knows what may come of what they find, and the company is well worthy of support." — Speight Jekins, General Director Emeritus, Seattle Opera

 

Vespertine Opera Theater is a Seattle-based opera company that produces rarely performed gems in unexpected venues. We strive to bring unusual experiences to audiences both new and old by committing ourselves to provocative productions at an affordable ticket price.

Dan Wallace Miller
Artistic Director, Vespertine Opera Theater

 

 

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Keeping the Edge on opera


 

"Vespertine, which describes its mission as "performing unfamiliar works in unfamiliar places," is making opera unfamiliar again in all the best ways—i.e., surprising." — Rebecca Brown, The Stranger
 

"Vespertine [Opera Theater] is small but mighty" — Phillipa Kiraly, Seattle Times

"Vespertine Opera adds something very important to this whole area. It is looking into the corners and crannies of opera to find works by famous composer or interesting works by unknown composers that no one has heard. Who knows what may come of what they find, and the company is well worthy of support." — Speight Jekins, General Director Emeritus, Seattle Opera

 

Vespertine Opera Theater is a Seattle-based opera company that produces rarely performed gems in unexpected venues. We strive to bring unusual experiences to audiences both new and old by committing ourselves to provocative productions at an affordable ticket price.

Dan Wallace Miller
Artistic Director, Vespertine Opera Theater

 

 

Vespertine Opera Theater, UW School of Music and Philharmonia Northwest are doing a great service to music in Seattle by presenting a riveting production of Fauré’s rarely performed, only opera Penelope.... It’s well executed, well sung, well played and well staged, and relevant in today’s warlike world.
 

Pénélope

By Gabriel Fauré

In collaboration with Philharmonia Northwest and the University of Washington School of Music, Vespertine Opera Theater brings you Fauré's only opera. Presented in honor of the University of Washington's International Fauré Conference, this work thrusts into focus the forgotten character of Homer's Odyssey, Penelope, Ulysses' wife.

In this new production, Vespertine Opera Theater will present this Classical tale through a lens that has been stained by the horrors of war. Come experience the Odyssey from a feminine perspective, in an insightful and probing new concept.

October 22, 7:30pm
October 24, 7:30pm
October 25, 2pm

$40 General Admission
$20 Senior

$10 Student

Performed in French with English surtitles


 

Julia Benzinger
Eric Neuville
Nerys Jones
Brett Sprague
Jared Guest
Clayton Brainerd
Margaret Boeckman
Sylvia Baba
Zach Finkelstein
Gabriel Gargari
Katrina Deininger
Jordan McClellan
Serena Eduljee
John Boehr
Ashley Biehl

Dean Williamson
Dan Wallace Miller
Phillip Lienau
Candace Frank
Marnie Cumings

Pénélope
Ulysse
Euryclée
Antinöus
Eurymaque
Eumée
Mélantho
Cléone
Leodes
Ctesippe
Lydie
Phylo
Alkandre
Pisandre
Eurynome

Conductor
Stage Director
Scenic Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer


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In our aim to bring rare and unique masterpieces to a diverse variety of theatergoers, Vespertine Opera Theater relies on the support of our audience. Ticket sales only cover a small fraction of our operating and production costs, and without your help, we wouldn't be able to bring you the quality of work that we do now. Your donation will help us continue to employ strong, talented artists while keeping ticket prices at an absolute minimum. Please consider hitting the "Donate" button below and making a small contribution via.

We are a Non-Profit Public Charity Corporation with 501c3 status. All donations you make are tax deductible, and we will provide you with an emailed receipt that can be referenced in your tax returns.

Donations may also be made by sending a check made out to

Vespertine Opera Theater
520 Occidental Ave S #904
Seattle, WA 98104

 
 
 
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Artistic Director, Dan Wallace Miller

Resident Graphic Artist, Adrian Swan

Board of Directors

Tess Altiveros
Spencer King
Donald Miller
Bret Sachter

David Friedt
Noemia Mlekarov
Heather Morado
 


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