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Calling all cool cats to the hippest joint in town—the Big Opera Party is back!
At this year's Big Opera Party, guests will be transported back in time to Manhattan’s legendary jazz club, Birdland, to experience the life and times of jazz great and bebop innovator, Charlie Parker. Enjoy one-night-only musical experiences in Seattle Opera’s state-of-the-art Opera Center, and dine on stage at McCaw Hall amid the set of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird.
Sip on cocktails, strike a pose in the photo booth, and enjoy performances by jazz vocalist Gail Pettis and participants in our Teen Vocal Studio during the reception. Cast members from Charlie Parker's Yarbird will join us for dinner on stage at McCaw Hall, where local musicians with JazzED will transport us to a jazz club before we learn more about Seattle Opera with our MC, KIRO 7's Deborah Horne. Guests will also enjoy an incredible performance by Frederick Ballentine, star of our recent Carmen and title role in Charlie Parker's Yardbird.
Be sure to plan ahead for the Big After Party and expect more music as you hit the dance floor with the Thomas Marriott Quintet. Night owls—look forward to a dance party with DJ Mixx America.
Live out your 1940s self while supporting all of Seattle Opera’s programs! The Big Opera Party is Seattle’s most exciting arts event of the year and a night you do not want to miss.
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Big After Party—$75 per person (FMV $20 per person)
Please note that admission to the Big After Party is included when you attend the Big Opera Party.
Mix and mingle with the mainstage artists of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, along with friends old and new immediately following the Big Opera Party. Enjoy live jazz with Thomas Marriott Quintet and dance the night away to DJ Mixx America while sipping on cool libations in a 1940s New York nightclub themed Opera Center. Come party with us and expect a surprise-filled night to remember!