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Ring Dress Rehearsals
5:30 PM

Experience the Ring
5:30 PM

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Make Some Noise! Ring Open House
10:00 AM

Donor Backstage Tour
10:00 AM

Donor Backstage Tour
11:00 AM

Welcome Reception
4:30 PM

50th Birthday Bash
7:00 PM

Seattle Opera On KING FM
8:00 PM

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Search for Orchestral Color: An Exclusive Exhibit
9:00 AM

Inside The Ring with Sue Elliott
10:00 AM

Pre-Performance Talk
5:30 PM

Valhalla Lounge
5:30 PM

Das Rheingold
7:00 PM

Rheingold Revelry
10:00 PM

5

Inside The Ring with Sue Elliott
10:00 AM

Pre-Performance Talk
4:30 PM

Valhalla Lounge
4:30 PM

Progressive Dinners
5:00 PM

Die Walküre
6:00 PM

Post-Performance Q&A
10:45 PM

6

2013 Technical Theatre Workshop
9:00 AM

Ring Symposium - Signature Event
10:00 AM

Speight's Retrospective Only in 2013!
6:00 PM

7

2013 Technical Theatre Workshop
9:00 AM

Inside The Ring with Sue Elliott
10:00 AM

Pre-Performance Talk
4:30 PM

Valhalla Lounge
4:30 PM

Progressive Dinners
5:00 PM

Siegfried
6:00 PM

Post-Performance Q&A
11:00 PM

8

2013 Technical Theatre Workshop
9:00 AM

Tech Talk - All New in 2013!
10:00 AM

Meet the Artists
4:30 PM

Wagner Sketches
7:30 PM

9

2013 Technical Theatre Workshop
9:00 AM

Inside The Ring with Sue Elliott
10:00 AM

Valhalla Lounge
4:30 PM

Pre-Performance Talk
4:30 PM

Progressive Dinners
5:00 PM

Götterdämmerung
6:00 PM

Donor Closing Night Reception
11:15 PM

Post-Performance Q&A
11:30 PM

10

Das Rheingold Radio Preview
7:00 PM

11

Welcome Reception
4:30 PM

Laser Ring
6:30 PM

Laser Ring
8:30 PM

12

Search for Orchestral Color: An Exclusive Exhibit
9:00 AM

Inside The Ring with Sue Elliott
10:00 AM

Pre-Performance Talk
5:30 PM

Valhalla Lounge
5:30 PM

Das Rheingold
7:00 PM

Rheingold Revelry
10:00 PM

13

Inside The Ring with Sue Elliott
10:00 AM

Pre-Performance Talk
4:30 PM

Valhalla Lounge
4:30 PM

Progressive Dinners
5:00 PM

Die Walküre
6:00 PM

Post-Performance Q&A
10:45 PM

14

Ring Symposium - Signature Event
10:00 AM

Speight's Retrospective Only in 2013!
6:00 PM

15

Inside The Ring with Sue Elliott
10:00 AM

Pre-Performance Talk
4:30 PM

Valhalla Lounge
4:30 PM

Progressive Dinners
5:00 PM

Siegfried
6:00 PM

Post-Performance Q&A
11:00 PM

16

Tech Talk - All New in 2013!
10:00 AM

Meet the Artists
4:30 PM

Wagner Sketches
7:30 PM

17

Inside The Ring with Sue Elliott
10:00 AM

Valhalla Lounge
4:30 PM

Pre-Performance Talk
4:30 PM

Progressive Dinners
5:00 PM

Götterdämmerung
6:00 PM

Die Walküre Radio Broadcast
7:00 PM

Donor Closing Night Reception
11:15 PM

Post-Performance Q&A
11:30 PM

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Welcome Reception
4:30 PM

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Search for Orchestral Color: An Exclusive Exhibit
9:00 AM

Inside The Ring with Sue Elliott
10:00 AM

Pre-Performance Talk
5:30 PM

Valhalla Lounge
5:30 PM

Das Rheingold
7:00 PM

Rheingold Revelry
10:00 PM

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Inside The Ring with Sue Elliott
10:00 AM

Pre-Performance Talk
4:30 PM

Valhalla Lounge
4:30 PM

Progressive Dinners
5:00 PM

Die Walküre
6:00 PM

BRAVO! Club Intermission Lounge: Die Walkure
7:30 PM

Post-Performance Q&A
10:45 PM

22

Ring Symposium - Signature Event
10:00 AM

Speight's Retrospective Only in 2013!
6:00 PM

23

Inside The Ring with Sue Elliott
10:00 AM

Pre-Performance Talk
4:30 PM

Valhalla Lounge
4:30 PM

Progressive Dinners
5:00 PM

Siegfried
6:00 PM

BRAVO! Club Intermission Lounge: Siegfried
6:00 PM

Post-Performance Q&A
11:00 PM

24

Tech Talk - All New in 2013!
10:00 AM

Meet the Artists
4:30 PM

Siegfried Radio Broadcast
7:00 PM

Wagner Sketches
7:30 PM

25

Inside The Ring with Sue Elliott
10:00 AM

Valhalla Lounge
4:30 PM

Pre-Performance Talk
4:30 PM

Progressive Dinners
5:00 PM

BRAVO! Club Intermission Lounge: Gotterdammerung
6:00 PM

Götterdämmerung
6:00 PM

Donor Closing Night Reception
11:15 PM

Post-Performance Q&A
11:30 PM

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Götterdämmerung Radio Broadcast
7:00 PM


7:00 PM
Aug 4 - Aug 20, 2013
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Das Rheingold

Richard Wagner

The prelude to the Ring cycle begins with the swimming Rhinemaidens losing their precious gold to the Nibelung dwarf Alberich. The gods, led by Wotan, in need of treasure to pay off the giants who have built Valhalla, descend into the Nibelung caverns, capture Alberich, and force him to give up the ring. The resulting curse takes effect immediately as blood is shed in an argument over the ring. The opera ends with the gods crossing the rainbow bridge to Valhalla, accompanied by the forlorn calls of the Rhinemaidens and dire predictions about the gods' future.


6:00 PM
Aug 5 - Aug 21, 2013
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Die Walküre

Richard Wagner

Part 2 of the Ring cycle, featuring the unforgettable "Ride Of The Valkyries", is equal parts heady romance and high-stakes family drama. Deep in the forest, love blossoms between the dashing nomad Siegmund and the unhappily married Sieglinde. Believing that this union holds the key to lifting the ring's curse, Wotan instructs his Valkyrie daughter Brünnhilde to defend Siegmund in the ensuing duel. The adulterous pairing draws the ire of Fricka, goddess of marriage, who demands the interloper be killed. Wotan defers to Fricka, but Brünnhilde, moved by Siegmund's overwhelming love, defies the gods and protects him. The duel ends messily, Sieglinde is spirited away to bear a son, and Wotan and Brünnhilde have a fiery father/daughter showdown on a towering cliff.


6:00 PM
Aug 7 - Aug 23, 2013
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Siegfried

Richard Wagner

Part 3 of the Ring cycle chronicles the heroic coming of age of the naïve yet fearless Siegfried, product of the Siegmund/Sieglinde union. Mime, brother to Alberich, has raised Siegfried ever since he lost his mother at birth, and plans to use the boy to liberate the Nibelung hoard, including the all-powerful ring. A mysterious Wanderer (Wotan in disguise) visits Mime and, after a game of riddles, hints that Siegfried is indeed destined for greatness but also will be Mime's doom. Swords are re-forged, dragons slain, treasures reclaimed, justice dispensed, a forest bird sings, and the power of the gods continues to dwindle as the hero's quest culminates in the discovery and rapturous rescue of Brünnhilde on her rocky ledge.


6:00 PM
Aug 9 - Aug 25, 2013
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Götterdämmerung

Richard Wagner

Part 4 of the Ring cycle begins with the three Norns reviewing the thread of destiny and recalling Alberich's curse on the ring. Still smitten, Siegfried gives the ring to Brünnhilde as a token of his love before embarking on further heroic quests. He is soon duped by King Gunther and his half-brother Hagen (son of Alberich) into forgetting his love for Brünnhilde and promising her to Gunther in exchange for his sister's hand in marriage. A shape-shifting Siegfried visits Brünnhilde, forcibly takes the ring, and brings her down from the ledge to a contentious wedding feast where accusations, miscommunications, and traitorous plotting ensue. Just as Hagen's murderous plan is carried out, Siegfried recalls his true love for Brünnnhilde, now fully aware of the truth also. she takes the ring from his finger, orders the construction of a grand funeral pyre, and walks into the flames to be reunited with him in death. The river overflows, the Rhinemaidens recover the ring, Valhalla burns and the kingdom of the gods is destroyed. Brünnhilde's sacrifice has cleansed the ring and restored the natural order. Tickets onsale now.


6:30 PM
Aug 11 - Aug 11, 2013
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Laser Ring

Pacific Science Center’s Laser Dome

Join Seattle Opera’s BRAVO! Club for the Laser Ring, featuring Robert McClung narrating his playlist of Ring music enhanced by dramatic laser visuals projected onto a dome ceiling. Movie theater snacks are available for purchase.


Laser Ring
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Pacific Science Center’s Laser Dome
200 2nd Ave N
(on Seattle Center campus in walking distance of McCaw Hall)

6:30 pm – All ages welcome. Children 18 and under are only $5!
8:30 pm – Ages 21+ only, beer and wine available to purchase.


8:30 PM
Aug 11 - Aug 11, 2013
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Laser Ring

Pacific Science Center’s Laser Dome

Join Seattle Opera’s BRAVO! Club for the Laser Ring, featuring Robert McClung narrating his playlist of Ring music enhanced by dramatic laser visuals projected onto a dome ceiling. Movie theater snacks are available for purchase.


Laser Ring
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Pacific Science Center’s Laser Dome
200 2nd Ave N
(on Seattle Center campus in walking distance of McCaw Hall)

6:30 pm – All ages welcome. Children 18 and under are only $5!
8:30 pm – Ages 21+ only, beer and wine available to purchase.


7:00 PM
Aug 4 - Aug 20, 2013
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Das Rheingold

Richard Wagner

The prelude to the Ring cycle begins with the swimming Rhinemaidens losing their precious gold to the Nibelung dwarf Alberich. The gods, led by Wotan, in need of treasure to pay off the giants who have built Valhalla, descend into the Nibelung caverns, capture Alberich, and force him to give up the ring. The resulting curse takes effect immediately as blood is shed in an argument over the ring. The opera ends with the gods crossing the rainbow bridge to Valhalla, accompanied by the forlorn calls of the Rhinemaidens and dire predictions about the gods' future.


6:00 PM
Aug 5 - Aug 21, 2013
Explore
close

Die Walküre

Richard Wagner

Part 2 of the Ring cycle, featuring the unforgettable "Ride Of The Valkyries", is equal parts heady romance and high-stakes family drama. Deep in the forest, love blossoms between the dashing nomad Siegmund and the unhappily married Sieglinde. Believing that this union holds the key to lifting the ring's curse, Wotan instructs his Valkyrie daughter Brünnhilde to defend Siegmund in the ensuing duel. The adulterous pairing draws the ire of Fricka, goddess of marriage, who demands the interloper be killed. Wotan defers to Fricka, but Brünnhilde, moved by Siegmund's overwhelming love, defies the gods and protects him. The duel ends messily, Sieglinde is spirited away to bear a son, and Wotan and Brünnhilde have a fiery father/daughter showdown on a towering cliff.


6:00 PM
Aug 7 - Aug 23, 2013
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close

Siegfried

Richard Wagner

Part 3 of the Ring cycle chronicles the heroic coming of age of the naïve yet fearless Siegfried, product of the Siegmund/Sieglinde union. Mime, brother to Alberich, has raised Siegfried ever since he lost his mother at birth, and plans to use the boy to liberate the Nibelung hoard, including the all-powerful ring. A mysterious Wanderer (Wotan in disguise) visits Mime and, after a game of riddles, hints that Siegfried is indeed destined for greatness but also will be Mime's doom. Swords are re-forged, dragons slain, treasures reclaimed, justice dispensed, a forest bird sings, and the power of the gods continues to dwindle as the hero's quest culminates in the discovery and rapturous rescue of Brünnhilde on her rocky ledge.


6:00 PM
Aug 9 - Aug 25, 2013
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Götterdämmerung

Richard Wagner

Part 4 of the Ring cycle begins with the three Norns reviewing the thread of destiny and recalling Alberich's curse on the ring. Still smitten, Siegfried gives the ring to Brünnhilde as a token of his love before embarking on further heroic quests. He is soon duped by King Gunther and his half-brother Hagen (son of Alberich) into forgetting his love for Brünnhilde and promising her to Gunther in exchange for his sister's hand in marriage. A shape-shifting Siegfried visits Brünnhilde, forcibly takes the ring, and brings her down from the ledge to a contentious wedding feast where accusations, miscommunications, and traitorous plotting ensue. Just as Hagen's murderous plan is carried out, Siegfried recalls his true love for Brünnnhilde, now fully aware of the truth also. she takes the ring from his finger, orders the construction of a grand funeral pyre, and walks into the flames to be reunited with him in death. The river overflows, the Rhinemaidens recover the ring, Valhalla burns and the kingdom of the gods is destroyed. Brünnhilde's sacrifice has cleansed the ring and restored the natural order. Tickets onsale now.


7:00 PM
Aug 4 - Aug 20, 2013
Explore
close

Das Rheingold

Richard Wagner

The prelude to the Ring cycle begins with the swimming Rhinemaidens losing their precious gold to the Nibelung dwarf Alberich. The gods, led by Wotan, in need of treasure to pay off the giants who have built Valhalla, descend into the Nibelung caverns, capture Alberich, and force him to give up the ring. The resulting curse takes effect immediately as blood is shed in an argument over the ring. The opera ends with the gods crossing the rainbow bridge to Valhalla, accompanied by the forlorn calls of the Rhinemaidens and dire predictions about the gods' future.


6:00 PM
Aug 5 - Aug 21, 2013
Explore
close

Die Walküre

Richard Wagner

Part 2 of the Ring cycle, featuring the unforgettable "Ride Of The Valkyries", is equal parts heady romance and high-stakes family drama. Deep in the forest, love blossoms between the dashing nomad Siegmund and the unhappily married Sieglinde. Believing that this union holds the key to lifting the ring's curse, Wotan instructs his Valkyrie daughter Brünnhilde to defend Siegmund in the ensuing duel. The adulterous pairing draws the ire of Fricka, goddess of marriage, who demands the interloper be killed. Wotan defers to Fricka, but Brünnhilde, moved by Siegmund's overwhelming love, defies the gods and protects him. The duel ends messily, Sieglinde is spirited away to bear a son, and Wotan and Brünnhilde have a fiery father/daughter showdown on a towering cliff.


6:00 PM
Aug 7 - Aug 23, 2013
Explore
close

Siegfried

Richard Wagner

Part 3 of the Ring cycle chronicles the heroic coming of age of the naïve yet fearless Siegfried, product of the Siegmund/Sieglinde union. Mime, brother to Alberich, has raised Siegfried ever since he lost his mother at birth, and plans to use the boy to liberate the Nibelung hoard, including the all-powerful ring. A mysterious Wanderer (Wotan in disguise) visits Mime and, after a game of riddles, hints that Siegfried is indeed destined for greatness but also will be Mime's doom. Swords are re-forged, dragons slain, treasures reclaimed, justice dispensed, a forest bird sings, and the power of the gods continues to dwindle as the hero's quest culminates in the discovery and rapturous rescue of Brünnhilde on her rocky ledge.


6:00 PM
Aug 9 - Aug 25, 2013
Explore
close

Götterdämmerung

Richard Wagner

Part 4 of the Ring cycle begins with the three Norns reviewing the thread of destiny and recalling Alberich's curse on the ring. Still smitten, Siegfried gives the ring to Brünnhilde as a token of his love before embarking on further heroic quests. He is soon duped by King Gunther and his half-brother Hagen (son of Alberich) into forgetting his love for Brünnhilde and promising her to Gunther in exchange for his sister's hand in marriage. A shape-shifting Siegfried visits Brünnhilde, forcibly takes the ring, and brings her down from the ledge to a contentious wedding feast where accusations, miscommunications, and traitorous plotting ensue. Just as Hagen's murderous plan is carried out, Siegfried recalls his true love for Brünnnhilde, now fully aware of the truth also. she takes the ring from his finger, orders the construction of a grand funeral pyre, and walks into the flames to be reunited with him in death. The river overflows, the Rhinemaidens recover the ring, Valhalla burns and the kingdom of the gods is destroyed. Brünnhilde's sacrifice has cleansed the ring and restored the natural order. Tickets onsale now.

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Photo Credit

La Bohème: Marcus DeLoach (Schaunard), Ashraf Sewailam (Colline),
Gun-Brit Barkmin (Mimì), Scott Piper (Rodolfo),
and Michael Todd Simpson (Marcello)
© Rozarii Lynch