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