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“The RING Goes to School”

Wagner’s mighty epic performed for–and by!–kids all over Washington State.

© Gary Smith
2001 Ring

The first full performance of Seattle Opera’s beloved “Green” Ring.

© Chris Bennion
MALCOLM RIVERS as Alberich

Hear Seattle’s first malevolent Lord of the Ring.

© Chris Bennion
DENNIS BAILEY as Froh

Hear the voice of Seattle Opera’s resident tenor in the ’70s!

© Gary Smith
Seattle Opera’s Heroic Prop Master

Pete Olds’ quick-thinking saves the day.

© Gary Smith
JULIAN PATRICK as Alberich

One of our favorite baritones sings Alberich’s curse.

© Rozarii Lynch
2005 Ring

Our first RING in McCaw Hall–and Greer Grimsley’s first Wotan.

© Rozarii Lynch
2009 Das Rheingold

From the 2009 Ring

© Rozarii Lynch
2009 Ring

The “Green” Ring looked better than ever this summer.

© Ron Scherl
1987 Ring

Leonie Rysanek’s unforgettable Seattle appearance!

© Ron Scherl
1986 RING

The first complete presentation of the imaginative Rochaix/Israel Ring 2.

© Chris Bennion
1984 Ring

The last summer for Ring 1!

© Chris Bennion
1983 Ring

The final cycle produced by Glynn Ross.

© Chris Bennion
1982 Ring

A game of musical chairs ensued when several Ring singers switched parts.

© Chris Bennion
1981 Ring

A new Siegfried added to the excitement of Seattle Opera’s most ambitious summer program yet.

© Chris Bennion
1980 RING

By 1980, Seattle’s Ring was a well-known west coast cultural phenomenon.

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2000/01 Das Rheingold, Die Walküre Program

Explore the 2000/01 Das Rheingold, Die Walküre Program!

© Chris Bennion
1979 Ring

Edward Sooter made a great addition to our Ring cast at its fifth consecutive summer.

© Chris Bennion
1978 Ring

Johanna Meier and Alberto Remedios joined our cast this summer.

© Chris Bennion
1977 Ring

Simon Estes was a strong Hagen, and Ute Vinzing joined our Ring for the first time as Brünnhilde.

© Bob Peterson
1976 Ring

A new Brünnhilde headlined our second complete cycle.

© Chris Bennion
1975 Ring

The first Ring performed complete within a week in the U.S. in a generation.

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Geraldine Decker as Erda

Hear the voice of Seattle’s original Ur-Mutter.

© Ron Scherl
Roger Roloff as Wotan

Hear the bass-baritone who often sang Wotan in Seattle in the ’80s.

© Gary Smith
1995 Ring

The final outing of Ring 2 was a great success, artistically—and financially!

2009 DAS RHEINGOLD Preview

Three-minute complilation of footage from the final dress rehearsal of 2009’s DAS RHEINGOLD.

© Gary Smith
1991 Ring

RING 2 achieved widespread acceptance this summer, and the number of performances increased to three.

© Gary Smith
2000 Das Rheingold and Die Walküre

This preview of our third RING production featured the first two operas in the cycle, presented in full one year later.