Walkurenritt
Ride of the Valkyries

The most familiar music from Wagner’s RING!

© Gary Smith
2001 Ring

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

© Des Gates
Two Languages in the ’76 WALKÜRE Death-Announcement Scene

A cast substitution with unexpected results.

© Rozarii Lynch
2005 Ring

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

RING in English: Noel Tyl as Wotan

Hear the voice of Noel Tyl, one of our first Wotans.

© 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
1985 Die Walküre

The moment when the difference between Speight Jenkins and Glynn Ross became apparent!

© 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.

2000-01 Das Rheingold Die Walkure Cover
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.

1985 Die Walkure Cover
1985/86 Die Walküre Program

Explore the 1985/86 Die Walküre Program!

© 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.

© Des Gates
1973 Die Walküre

Glynn Ross begins introducing his favorite opera tetralogy to Seattle.

© Ron Scherl
1987: Leonie Rysanek as Sieglinde

The great Viennese soprano’s only Seattle appearance!

76 Walkure Herald
1976: Seattle Opera’s Early Valkyries

“Ride of the Valkyries” — sung in English!

© Rozarii Lynch
Artist of the Year: GREER GRIMSLEY as Wotan

Listen to the voice of Seattle’s reigning king of the gods.

© Gary Smith
1995 Ring

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

© 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.

1972/73 Die Walkure Cover
1972/73 Die Walküre Program

Explore the 1972/73 Die Walküre Program!