Upcoming Productions for 2015
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Photo: U.S. National Archives

Photo: U.S. National Archives

heart mountain

by sarah mattox

Friday and Saturday, july 10th and 11th, 2015

A workshop production Commissioned by vespertine opera theater

This daring new chamber opera addresses a dark time in the history of the Pacific Northwest, the internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II. Adapted from the personal journal of Kara Kondo, Heart Mountain tells the story of her family's forced eviction from their farm in the Yakima Valley and their harrowing imprisonment in the Heart Mountain interment camp in Wyoming. This workshop production will be performed in theLAB@Inscape, inside the re purposed INS building formerly knows as the Ellis Island of Seattle, where many immigrants were held and proccessed. Do not miss this powerful and incisive look into a tragedy very close to the culture of Seattle.

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Pénélope

by Gabriel Fauré

october, 2015

part of the University of Washington's first international fauré conference

In collaboration with Philharmonia Northwest and the University of Washington, Vespertine Opera Theater is pleased to announce the Seattle Premiere of Gabriel Fauré's only opera. Pénélope tells the tale of Ulysses' steadfast wife Pénélope and the impetuous and conniving suitors that hound her in her husband's absence. Fauré's lush and sinuous music meets a Wagnerian influence in this dreamlike and gorgeous opera.  This production is proudly presented in celebration of the University of Washington's International Fauré Conference, where Fauré scholars the world over will be met with the first fully staged production of this work the West Coast has seen. 


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