Speight remembers how Nuremberg came to Seattle.
Speight learns to listen to young people at final dress rehearsals.
Speight remembers his first great success with the RING.
Speight’s story of saving his first-ever RING from disaster.
The Seattle Opera debut of Julian Patrick!
Seattle Opera’s first Traviata wasn’t ours at all—it came from the Met.
Puccini’s classic Tosca returns with Ghena Dimitrova.
Mozart’s problem comedy—with a time machine!
One of our favorite baritones sings Alberich’s curse.
A serenade gone hilariously wrong!
The climax of Don Magnifico’s ridiculous “dream” aria.
Explore the 1997/98 Elixir of Love Program!
Explore the 1997/98 Der Rosenkavalier Program!
Explore the 1995/96 Cinderella Program!
Explore the 1992/93 Passion of Jonathan Wade Program!
Explore the 1991/92 Fidelio Program!
Explore the 1990/91 Cavalleria Rusticana and Gianni Schicchi Program!
Explore the 1990/91 War and Peace Program!
Explore the 1985/86 Cosi fan tutte Program!
The career of an artist who gave much to Seattle Opera.
as told by Julian Patrick
Watch clips from our imaginative second production of Wagner’s Ring.
Watch clips from Seattle Opera’s monumental production from the Goodwill Games!
Seattle Opera’s first original commissioned work.
Leonie Rysanek’s unforgettable Seattle appearance!
The first complete presentation of the imaginative Rochaix/Israel Ring 2.
The last summer for Ring 1!
Explore the 1975/76 Thais Program!
Explore the 1995 Ring Program!
Explore the 1991 Ring Program!
Explore the 1989/90 Master-Singers of Nuremberg Program!
Explore the 1988/89 Flying Dutchman Program!
Explore the 1987 Ring Program!
Explore the 1986 Ring Program!
Explore the 1984 Ring Program!
The final outing of Ring 2 was a great success, artistically—and financially!
RING 2 achieved widespread acceptance this summer, and the number of performances increased to three.
Seattle Opera’s only production to date of Wagner’s sunny comedy.
Our unforgettable War and Peace celebrated the end of the Cold War.
Explore the 1969/70 Of Mice and Men Program!
Dale Duesing played a Union soldier in over his head in post-Civil War South Carolina.
Explore the 1966/67 La Boheme Program!
Explore the 1966/67 La Traviata Program!
Explore the 1965/66 Madama Butterfly Program!
Images highlighting 1990’s Gianni Schicchi
Beethoven’s epic story of love, power, deception, and perseverance.
A lovesick dope wins the help of his special lady with a magic love potion that’s really cheap red wine.
A Cinderella comedy without the glass slipper–but with a hilariously pompous stepfather and a rogue servant.