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2018/19 season Events

Sing Faster: The Stagehands' Ring Cycle Screening

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Tagney Jones Hall, The Opera Center

Join Wagner & More to watch as Director Jon Else focuses on union workers staging Wagner's 17-hour "Der Ring des Nibelungen" cycle in this 1999 PBS documentary.  The film documents preparations for the production of The Ring Cycle one month prior to opening night, two weeks prior, and on opening night itself. While the cast and orchestra rehearse their performances, the stagehands rehearse cues for lighting, fog, and the choreographed movement of large set pieces. 

PAST Events

Directing il trovatore with dan miller

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Tagney Jones Hall, The Opera Center

Join Wagner and More for an enlightening discussion and Q&A session with Il trovatore director Dan Miller. Dan has had a long career with Seattle Opera and made his directorial debut with The Combat ('17). He was also recently the Assistant Director for Beatrice and Benedict and Aida in the 2017/18 season. He will be the Assistant Director for The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs and Carmen.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Woodland Park Zoo, Carousel Room

Wagner and More’s Annual Social Hour was held once again at Woodland Park Zoo’s renowned Carousel Room, thanks to support from Tom and Linda Allen. Guests enjoyed light refreshments, curated opera discussion, and of course, a ride on the hand-crafted vintage carousel.

Seattle Opera Reads: Judith Cabaud’s “Mathilde Wesendonck, Isolde's Dream”

Monday, October 8, 2018 at Dick & Mary Beth Gemperle’s Home

Attendees enjoyed a lively discussion of Mathilde Wesendonck, Isolde's Dream with the author, Judith Cabaud, whose biography of Mathilde Wesendonck shares the story of this woman's inspiring influence on the major works of Richard Wagner.

“The Innocents” at SIFF

September 9, 2018 at SIFF Cinema

Guests enjoyed a spooky night out at SIFF! In anticipation of The Turn of the Screw, WAM screened the 1961 British psychological thriller based on the same Henry James story.

Main Photo © Elise Bakketun