TACOMA Opera

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

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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 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

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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)