Friday, August 30, 2013

The Ring in Review

What a great summer it has been for Seattle Opera! The Ring was a great success, and we wanted to send you off into the fall with a few of our favorite reviews.

Melinda Bargreen’s Seattle Times review “This Siegfried is a Superstar,” is a perfect example of the excitement generated by the singers, Stephen Wadsworth's directing, and Asher Fisch's conducting. She described Stefan Vinke: “Huge of voice, unflagging of stamina, imaginative and energetic on the stage: this was the finest Siegfried Seattle has ever presented.” Have a look here, here, and here for a few more reviews.

If you’re still wondering how in the world Seattle Opera managed to make those massive set changes in seconds, create and extinguish the onstage fire, and twirl singers about in the air, indulge yourself in some of our behind-the scenes coverage here and here.

And finally, in case you missed it, this piece from the Seattle Times, reported the Ring cycle’s positive impact on Seattle’s economy.

Thanks for being a part of our Ring tradition. Onward to our exciting 2013/14 50th Anniversary Season!