If, 100 years from now, someone were to write an opera about the era of COVID-19, it might look something like Verdi’s La Traviata, which opened on May 6 at the Seattle Opera’s McCaw Hall.
“Tacoma Method”: An opera for the past, present, and future
“Tacoma Method” refers to the forceful expulsion of Tacoma’s entire Chinese population, stemming from an anti-Chinese riot that started in the city on Nov. 3, 1885.
Death comes for the heroine—again — Stunning opera blazons paradox for abused women
How do you survive abuse? Domestic? Cultural? Geopolitical? Gender?
Ghost stories — Books that will make you enjoy being scared
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Deadly Love By Wesley Robert Lowe Wesley Lowe Media, 2014 Five years ago, 20-year-old actress Jasmine Huang died in Beijing. She had asked her boyfriend Chris to rehearse with her for an audition for the role of a battered woman. She was convinced he needed to make the pain […]
Seattle Opera: An artistic marriage between East and West, part 2 of 2
Opera is changing in China and the Seattle Opera is helping contribute to its future …
Blog: The Korean community on cloud nine
Historically, Chinese and Japanese Americans have dominated the spotlight in performances. At the Celebrate Asia! concert, however, it was a Korean opera singer
The carillon carries on: continuing a century-old School of Music tradition
It’s the sound of the carillon, a beloved campus feature dating back nearly a century, in one form or another. The chimes each hour are preprogrammed, but if you hear other tunes emanating from Denny — perhaps as you pass on a foggy morning with coffee in hand — that’s the work of Gabriel Manalac, a graduate student in music who was born in the Philippines.
Young baritone the only Asian to advance to regional opera auditions
Apart from opera singing, what does Yu Seok Oh, a 30-year-old, Korean-born baritone based in Shoreline, have in common with renowned opera singers Renée Fleming, Ben Heppner, and Hei-Kyung Hong?
Nov. 27: Kuan and Yan act as PNB guest conductors
Carolyn Kuan, former associate conductor of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and Judith Yan, music director/principal conductor of Opera on the Avalon in Canada, were two of four guest conductors for the performances of the Stowell/Sendak version of “The Nutcracker” by the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB).