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Inside the Ring with Sue Elliott 
August 2013 at Nesholm Family Lecture Hall, McCaw Hall

Begin every performance day immersed in the genius, power, and magic of that evening's opera. Our guarantee: everyone learns something new, whether it's your first Ring Cycle or your 21st! Join Director of Education Sue Elliott for an interactive in-depth exploration of the context, music, and real-world resonance of each opera. You're sure to benefit from her "insider tips" and discussions of theater magic. These entertaining and engaging three-hour presentations will take you inside the music, behind the scenes, and onstage with performers– all without leaving the comfort of the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall.

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Admission: Single talk: $30; Full Cycle (all 4 talks): $100*

Das Rheingold

Die Walkure

*To purchase the full Cycle for this event, please order by phone or in person at the Seattle Opera Ticket Office (206.389.7676 or 800.426.1619) during regular business hours.

Speight's Retrospective

Join Speight Jenkins for an enthralling exploration of his life and the Ring. Your three-act journey begins with Speight's youthful discovery of Wagner's epic music drama, continues through decades of memorable performances and concludes with reflections on being at the helm of three different productions in Seattle.

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Cycle 1 on Tuesday, August 6
Cycle 2 on Wednesday, August 14
Cycle 3 on Thursday, August 22
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


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.

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Visit the August 2013 calendar for a full list of festival events.

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Götterdämmerung, 2005 © Chris Bennion