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The curtain is falling on Speight Jenkins' 30-year tenure as General Director of the Seattle Opera, and he isn't just one of the giants of the opera world.
Amelia was my sixth opera, so I performed a private ritual by discretely tapping the wood of the pit rail six times for luck. The jitters came. Turning back to the house, I let out a very long breath.