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