Friday, November 18, 2011

Jason Slayden's WERTHER Photos

Tomorrow night is our final performance of Werther this fall. Before we enjoy this remarkable production for the last time, here's a glance back at this fall's tour, brought to us by Young Artist--and confirmed shutterbug--Jason Slayden. You're likely to find Slayden snapping cameras both offstage and on, where he shares the challenging title role with Andrew Stenson. In this production, Werther (Slayden, above, photo by Bill Mohn) is a photographer who uses his camera to get closer to the unapproachable Charlotte.

Young Artists Sarah Larsen, Amanda Opuszynski, Jason Slayden, David Krohn, and Michael Uloth crossing the Cascades en route to Ellensburg, WA, for last week's performance at Central Washington University.

The marquee outside the Kirkland Performance Center, where the production premiered.

Stephanie Rhodes has performed Massenet's lush score at each performance this fall.

Michael Uloth, who sings the Bailiff in Werther, gets excited about the spread while on tour. Thanks, Walla Walla!

Lindsay Russell, one of our two Sophies, gets ready for the Young Artists' Walla Walla performance.

Rhodes looks at a moment in the score with Sarah Larsen, who sings Charlotte, before a Werther performance.

Following his mainstage debut as Moralès in Carmen, Joseph Lattanzi has taken on the role of Charlotte's fiancé, Albert, in Werther. Here he is in a quick music rehearsal before the Walla Walla performance.

Pianist Stephanie Rhodes passes time on the road by teaching the Young Artists the Cryllic alphabet.

Photos by Jason Slayden. To see more, visit his photoblog, iamanoperasinger! And keep an eye out for him this January, when he makes him Seattle Opera mainstage debut as Uldino in Verdi's Attila.


  1. All pics are beautiful reflecting weather in true meanings.

  2. I agree with the comments. Those are great photos indeed. I wanted to become a photographer way back when I was in college but time did not allow me to do so. I was quite busy in school studying nursing. Now that I've graduated from college, I want to continue pursuing a career ion photography.

  3. wonderful pictures! All the people in them are so charismatic. And i know the letter in the last picture, it is pronounced [ts] :)