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Saturday, November 17

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Seattle Opera Young Artists Production: King for a Day

Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall

King for a Day
By Giuseppe Verdi

In Italian with English subtitles
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours including intermission

OVERVIEW
Verdi’s first comedy tells the story of a Cavaliere Belfiore, a wily rogue who has been roped into impersonating the King of Poland. Serving as the royal’s decoy, Belfiore finds himself the guest of honor at a double wedding at the home of Barone Kelbar. Exercising his newfound power, he adopts the role of matchmaker, confounding the plans for arranged marriages and assisting in the triumph of true love (including his own!) Once all the loose ends are tied up, he reveals his true identity and all is forgiven.

As part of its yearlong celebration of Verdi’s bicentennial, the Seattle Opera Young Artists Program for young professional opera singers will present a chamber version with piano accompaniment of this rarely-produced work. The production will be directed by Artistic Director Peter Kazaras, with musical preparation overseen by Music Director Brian Garman. Design Coordination by Victor Steeb.

ABOUT SEATTLE OPERA'S YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM
Seattle Opera’s Young Artists Program provides career guidance and training for young professional singers, typically between 22 and 32 years old. This intensive 21-week production-based curriculum includes acting training, master classes, auditions, networking, and complete role study. At the culmination of the program, each Young Artist performs a complete role in a fully-produced opera with orchestra. Young Artists also have the opportunity to perform smaller roles on the Seattle Opera mainstage.

(Source: Seattle Opera)


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Note: This event is presented by Seattle Opera. Benaroya Hall and Seattle Symphony are not presenters of this event. All prices subject to change.
8:00 PM

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9:30 AM

Sing & Sway Musical Adventure
Famous melodies by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Brahms will set your toddlers’ toes a-tappin’. Featuring a string quartet. Program features Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Linda™. Engage your youngest music-lover, ages birth to five years, with these 35-minute interactive programs featuring musical games, stories and songs.
10:30 AM

Sing & Sway Musical Adventure
Famous melodies by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Brahms will set your toddlers’ toes a-tappin’. Featuring a string quartet. Program features Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Linda™. Engage your youngest music-lover, ages birth to five years, with these 35-minute interactive programs featuring musical games, stories and songs.
11:30 AM

Sing & Sway Musical Adventure
Famous melodies by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Brahms will set your toddlers’ toes a-tappin’. Featuring a string quartet. Program features Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Linda™. Engage your youngest music-lover, ages birth to five years, with these 35-minute interactive programs featuring musical games, stories and songs.
1:00 PM

Cascade Youth Symphony Orch.
The Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestras form an organization (the CYSO) which provides a wholesome and stimulating environment for talented and gifted young musicians. An emphasis is placed on creating an atmosphere that encourages, challenges and develops their fullest potential in the art of performance. For their November concert, CYSO will play alongside the TRINITY LUTHERAN COLLEGE INVITATIONAL CHORUS.
2:00 PM

Emanuel Ax
Internationally renowned piano sensation Emanuel Ax teams up with Ludovic Morlot to perform Brahms' exquisite Piano Concerto No. 2. Wyckoff Masterworks Season concerts are part of the Seattle Symphony’s Family Connections program, which offers free companion tickets for children. Family Connections tickets are available starting three weeks prior to the concert.
8:00 PM