Opera Talk: American Opera in Seattle

Seattle Opera dramaturg Jonathan Dean traces the history of American opera as they were presented on stage in Seattle. Often grappling with ambitious subjects like America’s literary heritage, the legacy of important public figures, the advantages and shortcomings of the modern world, and other aspects of our complex history, these operas, and the composers who wrote them, held up a mirror up to American society as they stretched the bounds of the art form and propelled it into the 21st century.

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