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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Winner of the Costa First Novel Award

Feb. 29-Mar. 7, 2020

Overview

This book blew my mind! Utterly original and unique.

Sophie Hannah

By Stuart Turton

The rules of Blackheath
Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m. There are eight days, and eight witnesses for you to inhabit. We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer. Understood? Then let's begin...

Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others...

Performance Information

Production Information

Sung in Italian with English Subtitles
At McCaw Hall
2 hours and 55 minutes including 1 intermission

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Movie-Style Rating: PG-13

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Family Day Matinee

Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 PM
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Halloween Party

Saturday, October 26 at 10:30 PM
Join BRAVO! for a "Once Upon a Time" themed evening, complete with food, drinks, dancing, and featuring DJ Sean Denard.
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Cast

Ginger Costa-Jackson

Cinderella

At Seattle Opera in 2019/20: Cinderella, Cinderella, Musetta, La bohème, and Three Singing Sisters

Hometown: Palermo, Sicily
Seattle Opera Debut: Dorabella, Così fan tutte (’18)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Carmen, Carmen ('19)
Recently: Rosina, The Barber of Seville (Opera de Toulon); Carmen, Carmen (New National Theatre Tokyo); Maddalena, Rigoletto (Los Angeles Opera)
Upcoming: Cherubino, The Marriage of Figaro (La Monnaie) Despina, Cosi fan Tutte, (Opéra de Paris); Musetta, La bohème (Seattle Opera)

Last Updated: August 2019

Ginger Costa-Jackson

Cinderella

Oct. 19, 25, 27, & Nov. 1

Wallis Giunta

Cinderella

At Seattle Opera in 2019/20: Cinderella, Cinderella

Hometown: Canada
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Idamante, Idomeneo (Opera Atelier), Cherubino, The Marriage of Figaro (The Grange Festival), Dodo, Breaking the Waves (Scottish Opera / Edinburgh International Festival)
Upcoming: Bradamante, Alcina (Deutsche Oper am Rhein), Seso, Cesare (Boston Lyric Opera)

Last Updated: August 2019

Wallis Giunta

Cinderella

Seattle Opera Debut
Oct. 20, 23, 26, & 30

Michele Angelini

Don Ramiro

At Seattle Opera in 2019/20: Don Ramiro, Cinderella

Hometown: New York, NY
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Idreno, Semiramide (Bayerische Staatsoper); Don Ramiro, Cinderella (Teatro dell'Opera di Roma); Conte Almaviva,The Barber of Seville (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées)
Upcoming: Conte di Libenskof, Il viaggio a Reims (Oper Köln); Riccardo Percy, Anna Bolena (Lithuanian National Opera Theatre); Idreno, Semiramide (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra)

Last Updated: August 2019

Michele Angelini

Don Ramiro

Seattle Opera Debut
Oct. 19, 25, 27, & Nov. 1

Matthew Grills

Don Ramiro

At Seattle Opera in 2019/20: Don Ramiro, Cinderella
At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Nemorino, The Elixir of Love

Hometown: Newtown, CT
Seattle Opera Debut: Count Almaviva, The Barber of Seville (’17)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Don Ramiro, Cinderella ('19)
Recently: Ernesto, Don Pasquale (Berkshire Opera Festival); Kedril, From the House of the Dead (Bayerische Staatsoper); Idreno, Semiramide (Opéra national de Lorraine)
Upcoming: Count Almaviva, The Barber of Seville (Utah Opera, Sacramento Philharmonic); Don Ramiro, Cinderella (Nashville Opera)

Last Updated: December 2019

Matthew Grills

Don Ramiro

Oct. 20, 23, 26, & 30

Jonathan Michie

Dandini

At Seattle Opera in 2019/20: Dandini, Cinderella

Hometown: Rochester, NY
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Figaro, The Barber of Seville (Oper Leipzig); Count Almaviva, The Marriage of Figaro (Florida Grand Opera); Donald, Billy Budd (Teatro dell'Opera di Roma)
Upcoming: Figaro, The Barber of Seville (Israeli Opera); Graf Rochester, Zum Großadmiral (Münchner Rundfunkorchester); Marcello, La bohème (Oper Leipzig)

Last Updated: August 2019

Jonathan Michie

Dandini

Seattle Opera Debut
Oct. 20, 23, 26, & 30

Joo Won Kang

Dandini

At Seattle Opera in 2019/20: Dandini, Cinderella

Hometown: Gunsan City, Korea
Seattle Opera Debut: Nourabad, The Pearl Fishers (‘15)
Recently: Figaro, The Barber of Seville (Fort Worth Opera); Ping, Turandot (San Francisco Opera); Germont, La Traviata (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis)
Upcoming: Marcello, La bohème (Arizona Opera); Washington National Opera debut

Last Updated: August 2019

Joo Won Kang

Dandini

Oct. 19, 25, 27, & Nov. 1

Peter Kálmán

Don Magnifico

At Seattle Opera in 2019/20: Don Magnifico, Cinderella
At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Dulcamara, The Elixir of Love

Hometown: Budapest, Hungary
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Bartolo, The Barber of Seville (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées); Mustafà, L'italiana in Algeri (Salzburg Whitsun Festival); Alberich, Der Ring des Nibelungen (Müpa Budapest)
Upcoming: Mustafà, L'italiana in Algeri (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées); Don Pasquale, Don Pasquale (Salzburger Festspiele); Alberich, Der Ring des Nibelungen (Müpa Budapest)

Last Updated: December 2019

Peter Kálmán

Don Magnifico

Seattle Opera Debut
Oct. 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 30, & Nov. 1

Miriam Costa-Jackson

Clorinda

At Seattle Opera in 2019/20: Clorinda, Cinderella and Three Singing Sisters

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Micaela, Carmen (Phoenicia Festival of the Voice); Queen of the Night, The Magic Flute (Brigham Young University)

Last Updated: August 2019

Miriam Costa-Jackson

Clorinda

Seattle Opera Debut
Oct. 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 30, & Nov. 1

Maya Gour

Tisbe

At Seattle Opera in 2019/20: Tisbe, Cinderella

Hometown: Tel Aviv, Israel
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Lucretia, The Rape of Lucretia (Oslo Opera House); The Stewardess, Flight (Opera Parallele); Pippo, La Gazza Ladra (Teatro Nuovo)

Last Updated: August 2019

Maya Gour

Tisbe

Seattle Opera Debut
Oct. 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 30, & Nov. 1

Adam Lau

Alidoro

At Seattle Opera in 2019/20: Alidoro, Cinderella

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Seattle Opera Debut: Papa, Makoto Kobayashi, An American Dream (’15)
Previously at Seattle Opera: The Speaker, The Magic Flute (’17); Ferrando, Il trovatore ('19); Kōbun Chino Otogawa, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs ('19)
Recently: Ferrando, Il Trovatore (Seattle Opera); Creon, Medea (Wexford Festival); Sarastro, The Magic Flute (Kentucky Opera)
Upcoming: Raimondo, Lucia di Lammermoor (Lyric Opera of Kansas City); Basilio, The Barber of Seville (Dallas Opera); Bass Soloist, Messiah (Carnegie Hall)

Last Updated: August 2019

Adam Lau

Alidoro

Oct. 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 30, & Nov. 1

Gordon Hawkins

Amonasro

At Seattle Opera in 2017/18: Amonasro, Aida

Hometown: Washington, DC
Seattle Opera Debut: Amonasro, Aida (’92) 
Previously at Seattle Opera: Nabucco, Nabucco (’15); Porgy, Porgy and Bess (’11); Count di Luna, Il trovatore (’10); Donner/Gunther, Der Ring des Nibelungen (’09) 
Recently:Scarpia, Tosca (Arizona Opera); Amonasro, Aida (Washington National Opera); Alberich, Der Ring des Nibelungen (Washington National Opera)

Last updated: May 2018

Gordon Hawkins

Amonasro

May 5, 11, 13, 16, & 19

Marcy Stonikas

High Priestess

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Santuzza (Cav.), Pagliacci & Cavalleria rusticana

Hometown: Elmhurst, IL
Seattle Opera Debut: Second Lady, The Magic Flute (’11)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Miss Jessel, The Turn of the Screw ('18); High Priestess, Aida ('18); Mother, Hansel and Gretel (’17); Prima Donna/Ariadne, Ariadne auf Naxos (’15); Tosca, Tosca (’15)
Recently: Mother, Hansel and Gretel (San Diego Opera); Chrysothemis, Elektra (Minnesota Opera); Tosca, Tosca (Arizona Opera)

Last updated: December 2019

 

Marcy Stonikas

High Priestess

May 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, & 19

David Pomeroy

Radamès

At Seattle Opera in 2017/18: Radamès, Aida

Hometown: Newfoundland, Canada
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Florestan, Fidelio (Opera de Bellas Artes); Pinkerton, Madame Butterfly (Manitoba Opera); Tannhäuser, Tannhäuser (Oper Köln)
Upcoming: Don Jose, Carmen (Bregenzer Festspiele); Peter Grimes, Peter Grimaes (Vancouver Symphony); Calaf, Turandot (New Orleans Opera)

Last updated: May 2018

David Pomeroy

Radamès

Seattle Opera Debut
May 6, 9, 12, & 18

Brian Jagde

Radamès

At Seattle Opera in 2017/18: Radamès, Aida

Hometown: Plainview, NY
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: The Stranger, Das Wunder der Heliane (Deutsche Oper Berlin); Calaf, Turandot (San Francisco Opera); Maurizio, Adriana Lecouvreur (Royal Opera Covent Garden)
Upcoming: Cavaradossi, Tosca (San Carlo Opera Festival, San Francisco Opera)

Last updated: May 2018

 

Brian Jagde

Radamès

Seattle Opera Debut
May 5, 11, 13, 16, & 19

Alfred Walker

Amonasro

At Seattle Opera in 2018/19: Porgy, Porgy and Bess

Hometown: New Orleans, LA 
Seattle Opera Debut: Orest, Elektra (’08) 
Previously at Seattle Opera: Amonasro, Aida (’18); The Dutchman, The Flying Dutchman (’16); Lindorf/Coppélius/Dr. Miracle/Dapertutto, The Tales of Hoffmann (’14) 
Recently: Orest, Elektra (San Francisco Opera); Josh Gibson, The Summer King, world premiere (Pittsburgh Opera); Titurel, Parsifal (Metropolitan Opera)
Upcoming: Jochanaan, Salome (Oper Köln); Thoas, Iphigénie en Tauride (Oper Stuttgart); Speaker, The Magic Flute (Metropolitan Opera)

Last updated: July 2018

Alfred Walker

Amonasro

May 6, 9, 12, & 18

Milijana Nikolic

Amneris

At Seattle Opera in 2017/18: Amneris, Aida

Hometown: Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Azucena, Il trovatore (Fondazione Petruzzelli and Teatro Verdi di Trieste); Amneris, Aida (Opera Australia, Gold Coast)
Upcoming: Azucena, Il trovatore (Tokyo, Bunka-Kaikan); Amneris, Aida (Opera Australia, Sydney); Carmen, Carmen (West Australian Opera)

Last updated: May 2018

Milijana Nikolic

Amneris

Seattle Opera Debut
May 5, 11, 13, 16, & 19

Leah Crocetto

Aida

At Seattle Opera in 2018/19: Leonora, Il trovatore

Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
Seattle Opera Debut: Aida, Aida ('18)
Recently: Norma, Norma (North Carolina Opera); Floria Tosca, Tosca (Pittsburgh Opera); Elisabetta, Don Carlo (Washington National Opera); Leonora, Il trovatore (Oper Frankfurt); Liù, Turandot (San Francisco Opera)

Last updated: October 2018

Leah Crocetto

Aida

Seattle Opera Debut
May 5, 11, 13, 16, & 19

Elena Gabouri

Amneris

At Seattle Opera in 2018/19: Azucena, Il trovatore

Hometown: Paris, France
Seattle Opera Debut: Amneris, Aida ('18)
Recently: Amneris, Aida (Opera Australia and Arena di Verona); Amneris, Aida (Arena di Verona); Ulrica, Un ballo in maschera (Seoul Opera Center); Azucena, Il trovatore (Opéra de Lille)

Last updated: October 2018

Elena Gabouri

Amneris

Seattle Opera Debut
May 6, 9, 12, & 18

Creative Team

Gary Thor Wedow

Conductor

At Seattle Opera in 2019/20: Cinderella

Hometown: LaPorte, IN
Seattle Opera Debut: Giulio Cesare (’07)
Previously at Seattle Opera: The Marriage of Figaro (’15); Semele (’15), Don Giovanni (’14); La voix humaine/Suor Angelica (’13)
Recently: Semele (Opera Philadelphia); Don Pasquale (Pittsburgh Opera); Coronation of Poppea (Cincinnati Opera)
Upcoming: Abduction from the Seraglio (Opera Omaha); Barber of Seville (Utah Opera); Giulio Cesare (Boston Lyric Opera)

Last Updated: August 2019

Gary Thor Wedow

Conductor

Lindy Hume

Director

At Seattle Opera in 2019/20: Rigoletto, Cinderella

Hometown: Sydney, Australia 
Seattle Opera Debut: Count Ory (’16)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Rigoletto ('19); The Barber of Seville (’17)
Recently: The Barber of Seville (New Zealand Opera); Carmen (Oper Leipzig); Don Giovanni (Opera Queensland)
Upcoming: The Barber of Seville (State Opera South Australia)

Last Updated: October 2019

Lindy Hume

Director

Dan Potra

Production Designer

At Seattle Opera in 2019/20: Cinderella

Hometown: Sydney, Australia
Seattle Opera Debut: Count Ory (’16)
Recently: The Misanthrope (Bell Shakespeare); The Adventures of Peter Pan and Scrooge the Musical (Music Hall, Belgium)
Upcoming: Beauty and the Beast (Malmo Opera); Brett Whitely (Opera Australia)

Last Updated: August 2019

Dan Potra

Production Designer

Matthew Marshall

Lighting Designer

At Seattle Opera in 2019/20: Cinderella

Hometown: Sydney, Australia
Seattle Opera Debut: The Barber of Seville (’17)
Recently: Athalia (Opera Australia, Sydney); La bohème (Opera Australia, Sydney); Carmen (Oper Leipzig)
Upcoming: Turn of the Screw (New Zealand Opear, Auckland)

Last Updated: August 2019

Matthew Marshall

Lighting Designer

Kathryn Van Meter

Choreographer

At Seattle Opera in 2018/19: Il trovatore

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Seattle Opera Debut: Choreographer, The Magic Flute (’17)
Recently: Choreographer, O+E (Seattle Opera); Director/Choreographer, Matilda (Village Theatre)
Upcoming: Performer, Fire Season (Seattle Public Theatre); Choreographer, As You Like It (Seattle Repertory Theatre)

Last updated: December 2018

Kathryn Van Meter

Choreographer

Orchestra & Additional Artists

Orchestra

Violin I
Blayne Barnes
Eugene Bazhanov
Brian Fox
Ayako Gamo
Caitlin Kelley
Leonid Keylin
Rachael Pearson
Mikhail Shimdt, Concertmaster
John Weller
Jeannie Wells Yablonsky, Asst. Concertmaster

Violin II
Evan Anderson
Natalia Bazhanov, Asst. Principal
Stephen Bryant
Kelly Farris
Xiao-po Fei
Artur Girksy, Principal
Andy Liang
Joy Rhee

Viola
Susan Gulkis Assadi, Principal
Mara Gearman, Asst. Principal
Timothy Hale
Penelope Crane
Joseph Gottesman
Sayaka Kokubo

Cello
Nathan Chan, Principal
Bruce Bailey
Roberta Downey
Emily Hu
Charles Jacot
Joy Payton-Stevens, Asst. Principal

Bass
Jordan Anderson, Principal
Jonathan Burnstein, Asst.Principal
Brendan Fitzgerald
Jennifer Godfrey

Flute
Jeffrey Barker, Principal
Robin Peery

Piccolo
Robin Peery

Oboe
Mary Lynch, Principal
Stefan Farkas

English Horn
Stefan Farkas

Clarinet
Emil Khudyev, Principal
Eric Jacobs

Bassoon
Paul Rafanelli, Principal
Stefanie Przybylska

Horn
Jeff Fair, Principal
Jenna Breen
John Turman
Jonathan Karschney

Trumpet/Cornet
David Gordon, Principal
Christopher Stingle
Michael Myers

Trombone
Ko-ichiro Yamamoto, Principal
David Ritt
Stephen Fissel

Timpani
Matt Drumm, Principal

Percussion
Michael Clark, Principal

Harp
Valerie Muzzolini Gordon, Principal
John Carrington

Personnel Manager
Scott Wilson

Assistant Personnel Manager
Keith Higgins

 

 

The Orchestra is composed of members of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Rotating members of the string section are listed alphabetically.

 

Chorus

Soprano
Carissa Castaldo
Jennifer Cross
Karen Early Evans
Melanie Hingson
Dana Johnson
Linda Mattos
Mary McLaughlin
Eleanor Stallcop-Horrox
Lyndee White

Mezzo
Lorraine Burdick
Laura Eichelberger
YeonSoo Lee
Rachelle Moss
Gail Neil
Elizabeth Peterson
Melissa Plagemann
Susan Salas

Tenor
Nathan Barnes
Ben Cleveland
Joel Cummings
Jon Farmer
Andrew Etherington
John Marzano
Logan Skirm
Stephen Wall

Bass/Baritone
Dan Aarthun
Michael Dunlap
Craig Grayson
Glenn Guhr
Michael Heitmann
Kwangsuk Ku
Ben Kramer
Dierre Lopez
Julian Reisenthel

 

 

Supernumeraries

Rosetta Greek
Shawn Kavon
Gary Lee
Rich Lewis
Kevin Swantek

 

 

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Inspired by the whimsical worlds of Charles Dickens and Tim Burton, Director Lindy Hume sets the familiar classic in and around an emporium filled with multi-level sets, unexpected twists, and Victorian-era costumes, including two jewel-encrusted ball gowns for the heroine. But this fairytale isn’t Disney.

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Cinderella Opera Sing-Along

Saturday, October 12 at 2:00PM
Tagney Jones Hall at the Opera Center

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