Turning up the passion
In Vashon Opera's 14th Season, we turn up the passion with two of history’s most beloved operas: The Marriage of Figaro and Romeo and Juliet. We’ll kick off the season in September with The Marriage of Figaro, one of the most intricate and hilarious comedies in all of opera. Charming, funny and classic. In May of 2024, we debut a composer-first for Vashon Opera in Charles Gounod with his rendition of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s legendary tale of the world’s most famous star-crossed lovers.
A masterpiece of matrimony & madness
One of the most beloved operas in history, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro seems at first blush the simple story of an unbreakable bond between a couple of soon-to-be newlyweds. But wait... This is Mozart, along with his sidekick Da Ponte, so you can bet the palace door that the story will unfold around characters we alternately adore and despise.
With their wedding day at hand, young Figaro and his betrothed discover their master has other plans in mind. As the plot twists to reveal hidden agendas behind acts of soulless treachery and ceaseless devotion, the music follows in kind, becoming effortlessly more intricate and complex as it goes.
Set-pieces, the incredible layered ensemble finales for each act, are Mozart flexing his compositional mastery at the height of his genius. It’s a comically funny romp for the audience (though maybe not so much for the characters). Come discover why this timeless classic has been converting skeptics into opera fans for 237 years!
A secret wedding amidst dueling families
It’s the ultimate family feud with music to die for! The legendary tale of Romeo and Juliet, the world’s most famous star-crossed lovers, set to transcendent music by the brilliant French composer Charles Gounod.
Passion, intrigue, a secret marriage and a deadly duel! In Gounod’s masterpiece, Shakespeare’s immortal story of the Capulets vs. the Montagues and misguided young love gets its most compelling telling.
With glorious music and memorable romantic duets, Romeo and Juliet has enchanted audiences since its debut and earned a permanent place among opera’s best-loved productions. It’s a timeless story with universal themes that never gets old. Now Vashon Opera brings this opera to glorious life with a stellar cast. Don’t miss this splendid production! Get your tickets today!
Don't miss another spectacular season of big opera on our small island!