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Welcome Back Concert:
Die Walküre

August 28, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion Lawn


Music and Libretto by Richard Wagner

In celebration of our community and our return to in-person performances, Seattle Opera roared back to life with a spectacular outdoor event. The music of Richard Wagner's iconic opera filled the Seattle Center campus from the Fisher Pavilion Lawn to the International Fountain. This abridged version of Die Walküre featured more than two hours of Wagner’s incredible music, kicking off with the ever-popular and blood-stirring “The Ride of the Valkyries.”

Lawn tickets were sold out and many more opera-lovers and passers-by enjoyed the concert for free. The sound was broadcast across the Seattle Center campus and jumbo screens were viewable from the International Fountain area.

Concert Partner

Seattle Center 2021

Production Sponsors

Tom McQuaid
Joan S. Watjen—in memory of Craig Watjen

Performance Information

Performance Information

Concert Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes with one intermission
Sung in German

Broadcast on Classical 98.1 KING FM on Saturday, October 16 at 10:00 AM

Learn more about this special one-night-only concert, follow along during the KING FM rebroadcast, or relive the experience! The complete program booklet is available online and includes artist information, a synopsis, photos from past Ring cycles at Seattle Opera, and more.

Read the Program

Artist Reviews

[Meade’s] plush voice had enormous yet utterly unforced power.”

– The New York Times

Owens, an American marvel, has been hitting on all cylinders lately with triumphs around the world…”

– Chicago Sun Times

[Jovanovich] is dramatically fearless.”

– The New York Times

[LoBianco’s] a magnetic, passionate performer.”

– The Capitol Times

[Aceto's] performances continue to gather both popular and critical acclaim.”



Angela Meade


At Seattle Opera in 2021/22:
Sieglinde, Welcome Back Concert: Die Walküre

Hometown: Centralia, WA
Seattle Opera Debut: Leonora, Il trovatore ('19)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Angela Meade & Jamie Barton in Concert ('20)
Recently: Aida, Aida (Gran Teatro del Liceu, Arena di Verona); Elisabetta, Robert Devereux (Los Angeles Opera) 
Upcoming: Norma, Norma (Teatro Municipale di Piacenza, Teatro Regio di Parma); Anna Bolena, Anna Bolena (Teatro Carlo Felice)

Last updated: June 2021

Angela Meade


Brandon Jovanovich


At Seattle Opera in 2021/22: Siegmund, Welcome Back Concert: Die Walküre

Hometown: Billigs, MT
Seattle Opera Debut:
Cavaradossi, Tosca (’08)
Seattle Opera Young Artists Program (’98)
Recently: Samson, Samson et Dalila (Staatsoper Unter den Linden); Hermann, The Queen of Spades (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Siegmund, Die Walküre (Deutsche Oper Berlin)
Upcoming: Parsifal, Parsifal (Wiener Staatsoper); Bacchus, Ariadne auf Naxos (Metropolitan Opera); Lohengrin, Lohengrin (Royal Opera House Covent Garden)

Last Updated: June 2021

Brandon Jovanovich


Raymond Aceto


At Seattle Opera in 2021/22: