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