© Chris Bennion
THE RING in English

Listen to excerpts from Seattle Opera’s English-language RINGS!

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1971 Tommy

The world’s first ‘rock opera’ was Bette Midler’s only Seattle Opera appearance!

Glynn Ross
GLYNN ROSS Welcomes You To The RING

Hear the voice of Seattle Opera’s founding General Director!

© Margaret Marshall
1965 La boheme

Beverly Sills’ only Mimì!

© Margaret Marshall
1965 Rigoletto

Seattle Opera opens its doors with Rigoletto.

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“His energy and ideas built Seattle Opera”

R. M. Campbell’s obituary recaps the remarkable career of Glynn Ross.

© Bill Mohn
Joseph Horowitz on Wagner in Seattle

From the book, “Classical Music in America”

From Dover
Stravinsky’s Visit to Seattle Opera

as told by Hans Lehmann

From Glenn Ross archives.
Glynn Ross on Forging a Ring

Excerpt from The Journal of the Wagner Society of Northern California

From Glenn Ross archives
The Premiere: Of Mice and Men

as told by composer Carlisle Floyd

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The Casting of George, Of Mice and Men

as told by Julian Patrick

(l-r) Ernest Adams, Aurelio Fabiani, Glynn Ross, Rudolph Kruger, and Dr. Arturo di Filippi (1970’s)
1970 Opera America Conceived

with Glenn Ross in 1970

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Glynn Ross Receives 1972 First Citizen Award

Remarks from the award ceremony

© Des Gates
1972 Lucia di Lammermoor

Beverly Sills sang Lucia in Seattle.

© Des Gates
1967 Turandot

Giovanni Martinelli’s one Seattle Opera appearance!

© Margaret Marshall
1966 Il trovatore

Sherrill Milnes’s Seattle Opera debut!

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1981/82 Rigoletto Program

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1981/82 Turandot Program

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1969/70 Turandot Program

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1966/67 Lakme Program

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1966/67 Turandot Program Cover
1966/67 Turandot Program

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1966/67 The Barber of Seville Program

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1965/66 Il trovatore Program

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1965/66 Lohengrin Program

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1965/66 Samson and Delilah Program

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1965/66 La Boheme Program

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1964/65 Boris Godunov Program

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1964/65 Rigoletto Program Cover
1964/65 Rigoletto Program Cover

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1964/65 Faust Program

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1964/65 Lucia di Lammermoor Program

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