© Gary Smith
Speight’s Wagner Memories: 2000 Half-RING

Speight remembers how the “Green” RING began its life.

© Chris Bennion
Speight’s Wagner Memories: 87 RING

Speight remembers his first great success with the RING.

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The Magic Flute

Listen to some of Mozart’s greatest music, from performances in 1999 and 2011.

© Gary Smith
DON CARLOS Grand Inquisitor scene, with Paul Plishka and Gabor Andrasy

Two of opera’s darkest characters blend their voices.

© Gary Smith
2001 Ring

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

© Rozarii Lynch
2003 Mourning Becomes Electra

Based on the Eugene O’Neill play, and revised by the composer for Seattle Opera’s production.

© Gary Smith
1991 Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni as Seattle had never seen it before!

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2003/04 Mourning Becomes Electra Program

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1999-00 Die Zauberflote Cover
1999/2000 The Magic Flute Program

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1997/98 Florencia in the Amazon Program

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1993-94 Don Carlos Cover
1993/94 Don Carlos Program

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1991-92 Fidelio Cover
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1990-91 Don Giovanni Cover
1990/91 Don Giovanni Program

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© Gary Smith
1985-1995 RING 2

Watch clips from our imaginative second production of Wagner’s Ring.

© Ron Scherl
1987 Ring

Leonie Rysanek’s unforgettable Seattle appearance!

2001 The Ring of the Nibelung Cover
2001 Ring Program

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1994-95 Lohengrin Cover
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1991 Ring Program

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1989-90 Die Meistersinger Cover
1989/90 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Program

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1988/89 Flying Dutchman Program

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1987 The Ring of the Nibelung Cover
1987 Ring Program

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© Gary Smith
1995 Ring

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

© Gary Smith
2001 Billy Budd

Britten’s all-male nautical tragedy made its Seattle Opera debut in a spectacular production from Francesca Zambello, Alison Chitty, and Alan Burrett.

© Gary Smith
1991 Ring

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

© Ron Scherl
1989 The Flying Dutchman
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1989 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Seattle Opera’s only production to date of Wagner’s sunny comedy.

© Gary Smith
1993 Don Carlos

Verdi’s most ambitious opera came thrillingly to life in this spectacular production.

© Gary Smith
1999 Don Giovanni

The playboy is punished! This Don G featured a heroic Ottavio and a despicable Giovanni.

© Gary Smith
1998 Florencia en el Amazonas

A soprano turned into a butterfly at the climax of Seattle Opera’s first Spanish-language opera!