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