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Ring Symposia – Our Signature Event

Interested in exploring the complexities of opera’s greatest masterpiece? Seattle Opera convenes leading scholars and provocative thinkers to examine artistic, historical, and philosophical aspects of Richard Wagner and his crowning achievement. Each cycle investigates one line of inquiry from multiple perspectives. Past symposia have been sell-out events, so we highly encourage you to purchase your tickets early.

All Symposia take place at Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Admission: $70 per symposium
All events take place in 2013.

Ring 2013 Donors of $1,000 and more receive priority Symposia seating.


The August 6 & 14 Symposia are sold out.

2013 Ring Cycle Dates

Cycle I: August 4, 5, 7, & 9
Cycle II: August 12, 13, 15 & 17
Cycle III: August 20, 21, 23 & 25

Aug. 6, 2013 Symposium I

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Aug. 14, 2013 Symposium II

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Aug. 22, 2013 Symposium III

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Götterdämmerung, 2005 © Chris Bennion