A cast substitution with unexpected results.
Mayor Greg Nickels honored Speight’s 25th with a proclamation.
Speight’s dreams come true with a match made in operatic heaven.
Visit the Renton facility where the magic begins!
Ever bringing the voice of humanity to our stage!
A great teacher who turned many in our community on to the beauty and power of opera.
Speight finds a new Siegfried–with two days notice!
Part one of our series previewing 2009 RING Cycle focused on the artists involved and their rehearsal process.
Speight learns to listen to young people at final dress rehearsals.
The twin casts of Speight Jenkins’ Seattle Opera.
Pete Olds’ quick-thinking saves the day.
Speight gets the swan just the way he likes it!
Perhaps the wildest animal ever to appear on our stage…
Speight remembers how supertitles came to Seattle Opera.
Watch Video: Music with Maestro Asher Fisch
A 1982 article about Glynn Ross and Seattle’s Ring.
When a vocal cover is not enough…
See Seattle Opera’s Hair & Makeup crews at work..
Speight: “A remarkably easy RING!”
Speight remembers how the “Green” RING began its life.
The making of the Ring
The once-controversial “Ring 2” finally earns complete acceptance.
Phil Kelsey has been at the heart of Seattle Opera’s music department since 1983.
A precursor of Seattle Opera’s Young Artists Program.
Meet the invaluable volunteers who help visiting artists live in Seattle.
25 Years of Backstage Passes collected by soprano Donna Baldwin, a member of our chorus.
Watch Director’s Talk Video with Peter Kazaras
Speight remembers consecrating McCaw Hall with Wagner’s most Wagnerian opera.
Featuring the Seattle Opera debuts of Stephen Wadsworth and Peter Kazaras!
Seattle Opera’s flagship education program has been introducing young people to opera for almost 30 years.
From the book, “Classical Music in America”
The unseen heroes who bring it all together!
Speight remembers his first great success with the RING.
One performance, one role, two tenors!
A 2001 interview with Archie Drake, by Jonathan Dean.
Speight remembers when the “Shiite Wagnerites” demanded his head.
The extraordinary musicians who wring our emotions dry at every opera.
The Making of the Ring
How the first go-around of “Ring 2” had some strengths and some weaknesses.
Speight remembers how Nuremberg came to Seattle.
Hear the voice of Seattle Opera’s first Music and Education Director!
Seattle Opera transforms 8 blue-skinned slaves into yellow-robed priests in 90 seconds!
Speight’s story of saving his first-ever RING from disaster.
R. M. Campbell’s obituary recaps the remarkable career of Glynn Ross.
History of our costume shop!
Hear the voice of Seattle Opera’s founding General Director!
Speight finds a new Siegfried–after the final dress rehearsal!
Speight lectures on the Ring in the summer of 1982.
Seattle Opera’s Community and Artist Relations Manager has been with the company since the late ’70s.
Listen to a clip from Perry Lorenzo’s famous RING lectures!
How Glynn Ross organized the two casts necessary for presenting opera in Seattle.
A special Halloween treat from fall 2010!
A favorite young composer of ours in the 1970s!