Monday, June 1, 2009

Vote Now for Your “Confessions” Host!

Meet our five fantastic finalists! This summer, Seattle Opera is creating a new reality-style documentary chronicling the “Confessions of a First-time Operagoer,” and we need YOUR vote to choose our host. Watch our finalists’ audition videos and vote now through 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 5. The winner will be announced on our blog this Saturday, June 6!


Amy Tower

Jeff Powell

Colton Carothers

Howard Wu

Cassidy Brettler

Each applicant is fairly new to opera and has never before seen Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen. The selected host will experience Seattle Opera from the inside out, participating in exclusive backstage tours and events and conversations with the artists, crew, and General Director Speight Jenkins, all of which culminates in attending – for their first time - the Mt. Everest of all opera experiences: Richard Wagner's Ring cycle.


  1. Hopefully, all the drama and accusations that mired the end of this contest are done ..... The winner will be chosen tomorrow. The candidates did their best and may the winner be a shining star to help promote the opera art ... Good Luck to all who participated !!

  2. Too bad the cheating still happened.

  3. 6500 votes?? Only sorta. Seattle Opera shame on you for not fixing the cheating involved with this vote.

  4. Ohhh I can't wait for the "winner" to be announced. Such a sham..

  5. Meh, I don't want my opera commentary to come from the equivalent of a channel 4 talking head. This concept was great but I'm probably not going to bother watching.