© Gary Smith
Speight’s Wagner Memories: 95 RING

Speight finds a new Siegfried–after the final dress rehearsal!

© Matthew McVay
Speight’s Wagner Memories: 89 MEISTERSINGER

Speight remembers how Nuremberg came to Seattle.

© Chris Bennion
Speight’s Wagner Memories: 87 RING

Speight remembers his first great success with the RING.

© Gary Smith
JULIAN PATRICK as Alberich

One of our favorite baritones sings Alberich’s curse.

© Matthew McVay
JULIAN PATRICK as Beckmesser

A serenade gone hilariously wrong!

1990-91 Ariadne auf Naxos Cover
1990/91 Ariadne auf Naxos Program

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1987-88 Die Fledermaus Cover
1987/88 Die Fledermaus Program

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1986-87 Faust Cover
1986/87 Faust Program

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© Chris Bennion
1984 Tannhäuser

For Seattle Opera’s only production of this masterpiece, we projected titles above the stage for the first time.

© Gary Smith
1985-1995 RING 2

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

1994-95 Lohengrin Cover
1994/95 Lohengrin Program

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1991 Ring Program Cover
1991 Ring Program

Explore the 1991 Ring Program!

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

Explore the 1989/90 Master-Singers of Nuremberg Program!

1984-85 Tannhauser Cover
1984/85 Tannhäuser Program

Explore the 1984/85 Tannhäuser Program!

© Matthew McVay
1989: Ben Heppner as Walther von Stolzing

Hear the great Canadian tenor sing one of his most gorgeous roles.

© Ron Scherl
1987: Leonie Rysanek as Sieglinde

The great Viennese soprano’s only Seattle appearance!

84 Tannhaueser Duesing
1984: Dale Duesing as Wolfram

Duesing implores the Evening Star to bear his love to the lady of his heart.