Seattle Opera's 2013 Ring is conducted by Principal Guest Conductor Asher Fisch. The production features the Seattle Opera debuts of British soprano Alwyn Mellor as Brünnhilde and German tenor Stefan Vinke as Siegfried. Bass-baritone Greer Grimsley returns as Wotan, the role for which he won the Seattle Opera Artist of the Year Award in 2005. Also returning are baritone Richard Paul Fink as Alberich, soprano Margaret Jane Wray as Sieglinde and the Third Norn, tenor Stuart Skelton as Siegmund, and mezzo soprano Stephanie Blythe as Fricka, the Second Norn, and Waltraute (Götterdämmerung). Stephen Wadsworth returns to direct this beloved "Green" Ring production, with sets designed by Thomas Lynch, costumes by Martin Pakledinaz, and lighting by Peter Kaczorowski.
All performances take place at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Cycle prices $300 to $1460 for all four operas
Seattle Opera Ticket Office: 206.389.7676, 800.426.1619, www.seattleopera.org