Tacoma Opera

Redefining Opera – Up Close and Personal

Our 2018 / 2019 Season

Fall 2018

Lucia di Lammermoor

by Gaetano Donizetti

A Tragic Opera with Murder, Mystery and a Mad Scene
The Perfect Opera for Halloween!

(Sung in Italian with English supertitles)

October 26 Preview at the Theater on the Square in Tacoma
October 28 at the Theater on the Square in Tacoma
901 Broadway Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

November 2 and 4 at the Performing Arts & Events Center in Federal Way
31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way South, Federal Way, WA 98003

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Winter 2019

The Rape Of Lucretia

by Benjamin Britten

The true story that changed the course of Ancient Roman History

(Sung in English with English supertitles)

February 1 Preview
February 3, 8 and 10
at the Theater on the Square
901 Broadway Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

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“I really, really love you guys, and I’ve been telling people all week that I love Tacoma Opera…
…it’s amazing to me – the quality of your productions!” ~ A Tacoma Opera Patron

“I’ve seen opera companies in New York, Fort Worth, Seattle and Europe. The intimacy of Tacoma’s performance halls plus Noel Koran’s ability to cast, cultivate, and direct North America’s finest emerging artists puts it on equal footing with all of them. Anyone who’s experienced a blow-your-hair-back opera in Tacoma will tell you…it’s the Northwest’s best-kept cultural and entertainment secret. They should offer a double your money back guarantee, it’s that much of a sure thing.” ~ Phil Herzog, Managing Partner, Smoothstone Entertainment

Fun Quotes about Opera
“Opera happens because a large number of things amazingly fail to go wrong.” ~ Terry Pratchett (English Author)
“No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.” ~ W. H. Auden (Anglo-American Poet)
“The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral” ~ H.L. Mencken (American Journalist, Satirist and Critic)
“I’d hate this to get out but I really like opera” ~ Ford Frick (American Sportswriter)