Hear Asher Fisch conduct the TRISTAN Prelude!
Listen to Asher Fisch conduct overwhelming music from the first show in McCaw Hall!
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!
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.
Explore the 2013 Ring Program!
Perhaps the wildest animal ever to appear on our stage…
One of our favorite baritones sings Alberich’s curse.
A serenade gone hilariously wrong!
Our first RING in McCaw Hall–and Greer Grimsley’s first Wotan.
From the 2009 Ring cycle performances
From the 2009 Ring
For Seattle Opera’s only production of this masterpiece, we projected titles above the stage for the first time.
Watch Video: Music with Maestro Asher Fisch
Watch clips from our imaginative second production of Wagner’s Ring.
Hear the winners of our International Wagner Competitions!
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 unforgettable opera that opened McCaw Hall!
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!
Our first production of Wagner’s great song of love and death.
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 2010/11 Tristan and Isolde Program!
Explore the 2009 Ring Program!
Explore the 2007/08 Flying Dutchman Program!
Explore the 2005 Ring Program!
Explore the 2004/05 Lohengrin Program!
Explore the 2003/04 Parsifal Program!
Explore the 2001 Ring Program!
Explore the 2000/01 Das Rheingold, Die Walküre Program!
Explore the 1998/99 Tristan and Isolde Program!
Explore the 1994/95 Lohengrin 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 1989/90 Master-Singers of Nuremberg Program!
Explore the 1988/89 Flying Dutchman Program!
Explore the 1984/85 Tannhäuser Program!
Explore the 1987 Ring Program!
Explore the 1986 Ring Program!
Explore the 1985/86 Die Walküre Program!
Explore the 1984 Ring Program!
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Explore the 1982 Ring Program!
Explore the 1980/81 Tristan and Isolde 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.
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 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.
Wagner’s rollicking sea yarn came to Seattle with a famous cast.
It’s love at first sight (and hearing!) when Seattle Opera meets Richard Wagner.
Hear the great Canadian tenor sing one of his most gorgeous roles.
The great Viennese soprano’s only Seattle appearance!
Hear the voice of Seattle’s original Ur-Mutter.
Duesing implores the Evening Star to bear his love to the lady of his heart.
Hear the bass-baritone who often sang Wotan in Seattle in the ’80s.
“Ride of the Valkyries” — sung in English!
The first Wagner production at Seattle Opera!
Listen to the voice of Seattle’s reigning king of the gods.
The award-winning performance in the first opera in the renovated McCaw Hall.
Hear two of the great Wagner voices of our time, at the peak of their powers.
The final outing of Ring 2 was a great success, artistically—and financially!
Revival of the 1994 production directed by Stephen Wadsworth.
Greer Grimsley’s first Wagner opera—complete with giant animatronic swan!
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.
Seattle Opera’s only production to date of Wagner’s sunny comedy.
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!
Explore the 1971/72 Flying Dutchman Program!
Wagner News: “An opera experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life.”
Explore the 1965/66 Lohengrin Program!