50 Years of Seattle Opera

July 22, 2014

The Seattle Opera is preparing to celebrate its 50th Anniversary season. Events kick off with the International Wagner Competition on Thursday, August 7. On Saturday, August 9, the Opera hosts a concert and gala to honor General Director Speight Jenkins’s thirty-year tenure. Anniversary events continue throughout the fall season and include a Jester’s Ball on January 11 at McCaw Hall.

Fifty Years of Seattle Opera documents the history of the Seattle Opera and was published to mark its golden anniversary. Produced by Marquand Books, the 176-page book was designed by Annabelle Gould and written by writer and composer Melinda Bargreen. The book features archival materials from the Opera, including seventy-five color and twenty-five black-and-white photographs.

For more information about upcoming anniversary events and to purchase a copy of the book, visit the Seattle Opera.


Photography by Jeremy Linden