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