From Glynn Ross's first production of Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen in 1975 to Speight Jenkins' presentations of all ten of Wagner's major works, Seattle Opera’s continued emphasis on the music dramas of Richard Wagner is a key component of our mission and has made Seattle a can’t-miss destination for Wagnerians around the world. In this section you can explore Wagner's legacy and discover why his work holds a special place in Seattle Opera's history.
Wagner at Seattle Opera
An overview essay describing how it all began, and all the major milestones.
Photos, reviews, and rememberances of the production that started it all.
Members of the national and international press chime in on Seattle Opera’s Wagner productions.
About Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner wrote ten major operas during his career. Snapshot synopses for all of them can be found here.
A thumbnail biography of the composer and guide to suggested further reading.