Speight remembers how the “Green” RING began its life.
Starring Dale Duesing, Peter Kazaras, Judith Haddon, and Geri Decker.
Conducted by Gerard Schwarz, this opera stretched Mercer Arts Arena to the acoustic limits.
A stunning production of Puccini’s grandest opera with an all-star cast.
Explore the 2005 Young Artists Program Marriage of Figaro Program!
Explore the 2006 Young Artists Program The Turn of the Screw Program!
Explore the 2007 Young Artists Program Falstaff Program!
Explore the 2009 Young Artists Program A Midsummer Night’s Dream Program!
Explore the 2010 Young Artists Program Ariadne Auf Naxos Program!
Peter Kazaras directs Rossini’s popular comedy!
Explore the 2011 Young Artists Program Don Giovanni Program!
Our liveliest production yet of this great comedy!
Explore the 2012 Young Artists Program Don Pasquale Program!
A stylish, sexy production of what’s been called the ‘perfect’ opera.
Explore the 2012 Young Artists Program Werther program!
Explore the 2013 Young Artists Program King for a Day program!
Explore the 2013 Young Artists Program Viva Verdi Program!
Maurice Sendak’s beautiful production of Mozart’s fairy-tale.
A double-cast production: soprano Sarah Coburn performed Rosina one and mezzo Kate Lindsey in the other!
A wholly Shakespearean production of Verdi’s great comedy.
Peter Kazaras’ lively staging featured Mariusz Kwiecien heading up a colorful cast of characters.
Explore the 2012/13 Turandot Program!
Explore the 2011/12 Madama Butterfly Program!
Explore the 2010/11 The Barber of Seville Program!
Explore the 2009/10 Falstaff Program!
Explore the 2008/09 The Marriage of Figaro Program!
Explore the 2002/03 Norma Program!
Explore the 2001/02 Salome Program!
Explore the 2000/01 Billy Budd Program!
Explore the 1999/2000 Boris Godunov Program!
Explore the 1993/94 Turn of the Screw Program!
Explore the 1990/91 War and Peace Program!
Explore the 1989/90 The Tales of Hoffmann Program!
Explore the 1987/88 Magic FluteM Program!
Explore the 1986/87 Faust Program!
Explore the 1985/86 Eugene Onegin Program!
Explore the 1985/86 Lucia di Lammermoor Program!
Featuring the Seattle Opera debuts of Stephen Wadsworth and Peter Kazaras!
Watch Video: Music with Maestro Asher Fisch
Watch Director’s Talk Video with Peter Kazaras
Watch a Video Excerpt
Watch clips from our imaginative second production of Wagner’s Ring.
Watch clips from Seattle Opera’s monumental production from the Goodwill Games!
Explore the 1984/85 Jenufa Program!
Explore the 2010/11 Tristan and Isolde Program!
Explore the 2005 Ring Program!
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Explore the 2000/01 Das Rheingold, Die Walküre Program!
Explore the 1995 Ring Program!
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Explore the 1987 Ring Program!
A unique revival in which the alternating Rosinas were performed by different voice types.
A minimalist new production directed by Peter Kazaras that was inspired in part from the Ambrose Bierce short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.”
The people of Russia acclaim their new Tsar–but strange harmonies in the clanging bells warn us that all is not well.
The final outing of Ring 2 was a great success, artistically—and financially!
A haunting and memorable production of what is often considered Britten’s masterpiece.
Britten’s all-male nautical tragedy made its Seattle Opera debut in a spectacular production from Francesca Zambello, Alison Chitty, and Alan Burrett.
This preview of our third RING production featured the first two operas in the cycle, presented in full one year later.
The first opera of the new century showcased the chorus in their leading role as the people of Russia.