Seattle Opera http://kplu.org en Seattle Symphony, Opera musicians approve contract http://kplu.org/post/seattle-symphony-opera-musicians-approve-contract <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Labor disputes have shut down performances across the country, but Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera fans don’t have to worry about cancelations anytime soon. The musicians have agreed to a new contract.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 23:25:23 +0000 Ashley Gross 8776 at http://kplu.org Seattle Symphony, Opera musicians approve contract At Seattle Opera, "Madama Butterfly" features a 39-pound non-diva http://kplu.org/post/seattle-opera-madama-butterfly-features-39-pound-non-diva <p>&quot;Madama Butterfly&rdquo; is a story about love, heartbreak and sacrifice and it&rsquo;s beloved by opera fans worldwide.</p><p>It&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.seattleopera.org/tickets/production.aspx?productionID=102">the current production</a> at Seattle Opera. The cast features superstar soprano Patricia Racette, who has played the role at least 100 times, including at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4icppovof0o</p><p>And sharing the stage with her is a very young newcomer: Gabriella Mercado of Lynnwood. She&#39;s 6.</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 11:58:20 +0000 Florangela Davila 4988 at http://kplu.org At Seattle Opera, "Madama Butterfly" features a 39-pound non-diva At Seattle Opera, grooming the next generation of stars http://kplu.org/post/seattle-opera-grooming-next-generation-stars <p>It used to be that aspiring opera singers would live with their voice teachers and practice every day. That was in the 1800s.</p><p>Nowadays, the typical track is college followed by graduate school and then professional training at a major opera company.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s where Seattle Opera and <a href="http://www.seattleopera.org/affiliates/young/index.aspx">its Young Artists Program</a> come in.</p><p> Sun, 06 Nov 2011 16:18:31 +0000 Florangela Davila 3112 at http://kplu.org At Seattle Opera, grooming the next generation of stars The banjo in Seattle Opera's "Porgy and Bess" http://kplu.org/post/banjo-seattle-operas-porgy-and-bess <p>You don&#39;t expect to find a banjo in the orchestra pit at Seattle Opera. But there it is, getting warmed up by John Patrick Lowrie, a half-hour before showtime for <a href="http://www.seattleopera.org/tickets/2011-2012/porgy/videos_trailer.aspx">&quot;Porgy and Bess.&quot;</a><br /><br />From the first day of rehearsal, Lowrie made an impression upon the orchestra.</p> Sun, 14 Aug 2011 13:15:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 2321 at http://kplu.org The banjo in Seattle Opera's "Porgy and Bess" A horse, a donkey and Seattle Opera's "Don Quixote" http://kplu.org/post/horse-donkey-and-seattle-operas-don-quixote <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956091.mp3</p><p>Seattle Opera&rsquo;s latest production is <a href="http://www.seattleopera.org/tickets/production.aspx?productionID=93">&ldquo;Don Quixote.&rdquo;</a> The show is a spectacle, featuring sets that look like humongous books; computer-animated windmills; and flamenco dancers.</p><p>The cast also features a memorable pair from Bothell who is making its operatic debut: Millie, a donkey, and Desperado, a horse.</p><p> Sun, 06 Mar 2011 17:27:51 +0000 Florangela Davila 933 at http://kplu.org A horse, a donkey and Seattle Opera's "Don Quixote"