A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Presented by Seattle Opera

Event Details

  • Feb 25 - Mar 11, 2023
  • 2 hours before curtain
  • $35 - $349
  • Seattle Opera's Box Office:
    206-389-7676
     

    Purchase tickets as part of a season subscription here.
     

    Please visit Seattle Opera's website to view specific COVID protocols and information related to performances of A Thousand Splendid Suns in McCaw Hall.

  • The garage with the shortest wait times for pre and post event parking is the 5th Avenue North Garage. Located on 5th Avenue N, with entrances on Republican Street and Harrison Street, this garage requires a short walk to McCaw Hall.

    Parking is also available at the Mercer Street Garage, conveniently located across the street from McCaw Hall. Entrances to the Garage are on 4th Avenue N and 3rd Avenue N.

  • Call 206-615-0404 to make your reservation at Prelude.

Music by Sheila Silver
Libretto by Stephen Kitsakos

Beauty. Sacrifice. Resilience. Seattle Opera World Premiere. Set against Afghanistan’s volatile history, this new opera tells the breathtaking story of Mariam and Laila, two Afghan women. Brought together under the brutal Taliban rule, the bond between Laila and Mariam leads to unthinkable sacrifices and ultimately, one family’s survival.

Based on Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel, this story has captured the hearts of millions including American composer Sheila Silver and librettist Stephen Kitsakos who adapted the novel for the opera stage. Directing the production is Afghan filmmaker Roya Sadat, whose trailblazing work as one of Afghanistan’s first female film directors has garnered more than 20 international film awards, including the 2021 Kim Dae-jung Nobel Peace Film Award and the 2018 International Women of Courage Award presented by the United States Department of State.

In English with English Subtitles
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, with 1 intermission

Event Showings


Views expressed during events held at McCaw Hall facilities do not constitute endorsement by McCaw Hall or the City of Seattle.

Event Details

  • Feb 25 - Mar 11, 2023
  • 2 hours before curtain
  • $35 - $349
  • Seattle Opera's Box Office:
    206-389-7676
     

    Purchase tickets as part of a season subscription here.
     

    Please visit Seattle Opera's website to view specific COVID protocols and information related to performances of A Thousand Splendid Suns in McCaw Hall.

  • The garage with the shortest wait times for pre and post event parking is the 5th Avenue North Garage. Located on 5th Avenue N, with entrances on Republican Street and Harrison Street, this garage requires a short walk to McCaw Hall.

    Parking is also available at the Mercer Street Garage, conveniently located across the street from McCaw Hall. Entrances to the Garage are on 4th Avenue N and 3rd Avenue N.

  • Call 206-615-0404 to make your reservation at Prelude.