The 2013-2014 Season

Vashon Opera's Fifth Season

A Viennese Comic Operetta and a French Tragic Love Story

Founded four years ago, Vashon Opera has presented ten operas to sold-out audiences – La Bohème, Little Red Riding Hood, The Tender Land, The Barber of Seville, Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Hansel & Gretel, Eugene Onegin, Così fan tutte, and the double bill Il tabarro/Gianni Schicchi becoming a cherished jewel in the crown of the rich Vashon Arts community. With the culmination of the Fourth Season, Vashon Opera is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 Season.

Johann Strauss' exquisitely beautiful and lively comedy, Die Fledermaus will kick off the season in September 2013 with two performances at the Vashon High School Theater on September 20th and 22nd, 2013. Sung in English, Die Fledermaus will be Vashon Opera’s first ever operetta. With waltzes and polkas of Viennese style, this effervescent comic farce will be accompanied by enchanting chamber musicians in the intimate setting of Vashon High School's 275 seat theatre. Guaranteed to be a mischievous delight and a waltzin' good time!

In May 2014, Massenet's drame lyrique, Werther, will soar through the rafters of Vashon's Bethel Church. When it comes to romances that tear at the heartstrings, this one ranks among the best. This tragic romance is based on the German novel The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Massenet's beloved - sometimes grandiose, sometimes achingly fragile - opera will be sung in French with English supertitles featuring a complete chamber orchestra on May 16th and 18th, 2014. As in previous seasons this May production will be fully staged within Bethel Church's flexible and intimate space allowing audience members the opportunity to feel a part of the story.