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Amelia Opera

Saluting Speight Through Opera

Daron Hagen | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

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.

Opening Night

Daron Hagen | Posted 04.19.2012 | Home
Daron Hagen

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.