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