Speight: “A remarkably easy RING!”
Speight remembers consecrating McCaw Hall with Wagner’s most Wagnerian opera.
Speight finds a new Siegfried–with two days notice!
Speight remembers how the “Green” RING began its life.
Speight’s dreams come true with a match made in operatic heaven.
Speight finds a new Siegfried–after the final dress rehearsal!
Speight gets the swan just the way he likes it!
The once-controversial “Ring 2” finally earns complete acceptance.
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.
How the first go-around of “Ring 2” had some strengths and some weaknesses.
Speight remembers when the “Shiite Wagnerites” demanded his head.
Speight remembers how supertitles came to Seattle Opera.
Speight’s story of saving his first-ever RING from disaster.
From the book, “Classical Music in America”
Featuring the Seattle Opera debuts of Stephen Wadsworth and Peter Kazaras!
The making of the Ring
Speight lectures on the Ring in the summer of 1982.
Mayor Greg Nickels honored Speight’s 25th with a proclamation.
Part one of our series previewing 2009 RING Cycle focused on the artists involved and their rehearsal process.