Speight learns to listen to young people at final dress rehearsals.
How the first go-around of “Ring 2” had some strengths and some weaknesses.
Speight remembers when the “Shiite Wagnerites” demanded his head.
Speight’s story of saving his first-ever RING from disaster.
Josephine Barstow was “a soprano of pantherlike grace and searing intensity.”
A serenade gone hilariously wrong!
Explore the 1985/86 Salome Program!
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!
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 1985/86 Die Walküre Program!
Explore the 1984 Ring Program!
Hear the great Canadian tenor sing one of his most gorgeous roles.
Hear the bass-baritone who often sang Wotan in Seattle in the ’80s.
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.