Welcome to Seattle Opera's 50th Anniversary Site! We hope you'll visit often, both to share your memories and to check out what's new as we constantly add photos, stories, audio clips, videos, and more.
For 31 years, Speight Jenkins has dedicated his life to Seattle Opera. With his uncanny ability to put together great teams and create extraordinary opera, Speight has taken us on journeys to fantastic places which we didn’t even know existed. Speight’s leadership has changed Seattle and made it a better place to live. Celebrate his final production, The Tales of Hoffmann, by exploring Speight’s own favorites from among the 169 operas he has produced on Seattle Opera’s mainstage since 1983.