The 2012-2013 Season

Back to Italian Opera!

An evening of Mozart and a Puccini double bill

Founded just three years ago, Vashon Opera has presented eight operas to sold-out audiences – La Bohème, Little Red Riding Hood, The Tender Land, The Barber of Seville, Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Hansel & Gretel and Eugene Onegin becoming a cherished jewel in the crown of the rich Vashon Arts community. With the culmination of the Third Season, Vashon Opera is pleased to announce its 2012-2013 Season.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's exquisitely beautiful and witty comedy, Così fan tutte will kick off the season in September 2012 with two performances at the Vashon High School Theater on September 14th and 16th, 2012. Sung in Italian with English supertitles, Così fan tutte will feature Vashon Opera’s first ever “choose your own adventure” where audience members vote on the final outcome of the tale. This delightfully comic battle of the sexes set in the 18th century will be accompanied by enchanting chamber musicians in the intimate setting of Vashon High School's 275 seat theatre.

In May 2013, two operas from Giacomo Puccini's Il Trittico (The Triptych) will soar through the rafters of Vashon's Bethel Church. The shockingly tragic story of Il tabarro (The Cloak), one of Puccini’s lesser known works, will begin the evening followed by the comedic tale of Gianni Schicchi in which a greed-filled family feud resolves with an incredibly satisfying conclusion. Puccini’s clever one acts will be sung in Italian with English supertitles featuring a complete chamber orchestra on May 17th and 19th, 2013. As in previous seasons this May production will be fully staged within Bethel Church's flexible and intimate space allowing audience members the opportunity to feel a part of the story.