Illustration by Alexandre Serebriakoff from the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s 1939 story-book version of the RING.
Asher Fisch Conducts Siegfried’s Funeral March

The orchestra mourns the death of a fallen hero.

© Gary Smith
2001 Ring

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

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WILLIAM WILDERMANN as Hagen

Hear the bass who was with us from before the beginning.

© Rozarii Lynch
2005 Ring

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

© Rozarii Lynch
2009 Götterdämmerung

From 2009 Ring cycle performances.

© Des Gates
RING in English: Archie Drake as Gunther and James McCray as Siegfried

Hear Archie Drake sing Gunther–in English!

© 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.

© 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.

© Des Gates
1975 Götterdämmerung

The first time the world ended at Seattle Opera!

© 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.

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1974/75 Gotterdammerung Program

Explore the 1974/75 Gotterdammerung Program!