Speight’s story of saving his first-ever RING from disaster.
Wagner’s mighty epic performed for–and by!–kids all over Washington State.
The orchestra mourns the death of a fallen hero.
The most familiar music from Wagner’s RING!
Listen to excerpts from Seattle Opera’s English-language RINGS!
Listen to a clip from Perry Lorenzo’s famous RING lectures!
The first full performance of Seattle Opera’s beloved “Green” Ring.
Hear the bass who was with us from before the beginning.
Hear Seattle’s first malevolent Lord of the Ring.
A cast substitution with unexpected results.
Hear the voice of Seattle Opera’s founding General Director!
Hear the voice of Seattle Opera’s resident tenor in the ’70s!
Explore the 2013 Ring Program!
One of our favorite baritones sings Alberich’s curse.
Our first RING in McCaw Hall–and Greer Grimsley’s first Wotan.
From 2009 Ring cycle performances.
From the 2009 Ring cycle performances
From the 2009 Ring
The making of the Ring
The Making of the Ring
Watch clips from our imaginative second production of Wagner’s Ring.
Hear the voice of Noel Tyl, one of our first Wotans.
Hear the SIEGFRIED Riddle Scene–in English!
Hear Archie Drake sing Gunther–in English!
The “Green” Ring looked better than ever this summer.
Leonie Rysanek’s unforgettable Seattle appearance!
The first complete presentation of the imaginative Rochaix/Israel Ring 2.
The moment when the difference between Speight Jenkins and Glynn Ross became apparent!
The last summer for Ring 1!
The final cycle produced by Glynn Ross.
A game of musical chairs ensued when several Ring singers switched parts.
A new Siegfried added to the excitement of Seattle Opera’s most ambitious summer program yet.
By 1980, Seattle’s Ring was a well-known west coast cultural phenomenon.
Explore the 2009 Ring Program!
Explore the 2005 Ring Program!
Explore the 2001 Ring Program!
Explore the 2000/01 Das Rheingold, Die Walküre Program!
Explore the 1995 Ring Program!
Edward Sooter made a great addition to our Ring cast at its fifth consecutive summer.
Johanna Meier and Alberto Remedios joined our cast this summer.
Simon Estes was a strong Hagen, and Ute Vinzing joined our Ring for the first time as Brünnhilde.
Explore the 1991 Ring Program!
Explore the 1987 Ring Program!
Explore the 1986 Ring Program!
Explore the 1985/86 Die Walküre Program!
Explore the 1984 Ring Program!
Explore the 1983 Ring Program!
Explore the 1982 Ring Program!
Explore the program for our Summer 1981 Wagner festival, featuring the Ring and Tristan and Isolde.
Explore the 1980 Ring Program!
A new Brünnhilde headlined our second complete cycle.
The first Ring performed complete within a week in the U.S. in a generation.
The first time the world ended at Seattle Opera!
A second Ring opera is added to Seattle’s repertory.
Glynn Ross begins introducing his favorite opera tetralogy to Seattle.
The great Viennese soprano’s only Seattle appearance!
Hear the voice of Seattle’s original Ur-Mutter.
Hear the bass-baritone who often sang Wotan in Seattle in the ’80s.
“Ride of the Valkyries” — sung in English!
Listen to the voice of Seattle’s reigning king of the gods.
The final outing of Ring 2 was a great success, artistically—and financially!
Three-minute complilation of footage from the final dress rehearsal of 2009’s DAS RHEINGOLD.
Part one of our series previewing 2009 RING Cycle focused on the artists involved and their rehearsal process.
RING 2 achieved widespread acceptance this summer, and the number of performances increased to three.
This preview of our third RING production featured the first two operas in the cycle, presented in full one year later.
Explore the 1979 Ring Program!
Explore the 1978 Ring Program!
Explore the 1977 Ring Program.
Explore the 1976 Ring Program!
Explore the 1974/75 Ring Program!
Explore the 1974/75 Gotterdammerung Program!
Explore the 1973/74 Siegfried Program!
Explore the 1972/73 Die Walküre Program!