Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Audience Has Spoken!

Last week, we posted a poll here on the blog that asked for everyone to vote for their favorite production of last season. As always, opera fans proved to have plenty of opinions and were not afraid to share them - and in turn, we LOVED hearing what everyone had to say!

The comments here and on Facebook revealed that most of you put a lot of thought into how you cast your vote. At first, the world premiere of Amelia took off, giving the tried-and-true Verdi classics fierce competition. But over the course of the week, all the Ringheads cast their votes and stole the show, claiming 33% of all the votes cast and winning the poll. Second place went to La Traviata with 23% of the vote, and the comedy Falstaff (15%) barely edged out the Amelia commission (14%) and the remaining Verdi opera, Il Trovatore (12%). To our delight, we also saw a few write-in votes for the Young Artists Program spring production of Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos!

Thank you to all who voted. Here's to another great season at Seattle Opera!