TACOMA Opera

Redefining Opera – Up Close and Personal

Our 2018 / 2019 Season


 A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS FOR THE 2018-19 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 Performance 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 Center in Federal Way
31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way South, Federal Way, WA 98003


Winter 2019

The Rape Of Lucretia

by Benjamin Britten

The story that changed the course of the Roman Empire

(Sung in English with English supertitles)

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


Spring 2019

The Elixir of Love

by Gaetano Donizetti

A simple farmhand falls in love with a rich farmer’s daughter.
He buys a bottle of wine from a traveling salesman thinking it’s a magic love potion. Calamity, confusion and comic misadventures follow, but in the end, true love wins!

(Sung in Italian with English supertitles)

April 5 Preview Performance at the Theater on the Square in Tacoma
April 7 at the Theater on the Square in Tacoma
901 Broadway Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

April 12 and 14 at the new Performing Arts & Events Center in Federal Way
31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way South, Federal Way, WA 98003

“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

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