Monday, November 29, 2010

Seattle Opera Singers at the Ballpark

When Seattle Opera's talented casts aren't busy perfecting their roles in rehearsal, many of them take the time to explore Seattle and all there is to do and see here--which often includes trips to the local ballparks. But even more fun than simply taking in a Mariners or Seahawks game is appearing on the Safeco and Qwest Fields, singing the pre-game national anthem for thousands of cheering fans.

And now that the temperature is dropping and the nights are dark and long, it's a good time to look back and reminisce on the warmer days of spring, summer, and fall with a few photos. Were you at any of these games?

Wesley Rogers, who most recently created the role of the Officer in Amelia, with Shelby Richardson and the Mariners Moose

Adam Klein, who sang Tristan at one of the performances this summer, also sang at Safeco Field

Marcus DeLoach, who covered Greer Grimsley this summer as Kurwenal in Tristan, at Safeco Field with Helen Ralston and Jonathan Dean

Simeon Esper, back in Seattle for Tristan's Sailor and Shepherd, also sang for the Mariners

Young Artist Marcy Stonikas at Safeco Field, cheered on by fellow YAPs Eric Neuville and Erik Anstine (and her husband Brian)

Phil Cutlip, Enrico in Lucia, about to sing the Star-Spangled Banner in front of 70,000 football fans at Qwest Field


  1. Interesting blog! I've included it on a site I've created, which is a compilation of some of the best blogs in the city.

  2. Hallo, Seattleopera Bloggers (and especially Speight, to whom I made this suggestion a couple of years ago),
    Seattle Storm fans are a great potential market for Seattle Opera.
    I again hope SeaOp singers from the main stage and Young Artists will be made available to sing the National Anthem before Storm games whhen the season starts next year.
    Win H.