Clinton St. Quarterly, Vol. 6 No. 1 | Spring 1984 (Seattle) /// Issue 7 of 24 /// Master# 55 of 73

ARINGFORALLTIME Ute Vinzing is one of the great Brtinnhildes of our time. She dazzled audiences at the Festivals of 1977 through 1981. Having sung Briinnhilde on three continents, she makes her triumphant return to Seattle in 1984. A new director makes his. Seattle Opera debut with the 1984 Festival. Ragna- Ulfung, a famous tenor since the mid-1950s, has sung Mime and Loge with the Metropolitan Opera and the San Francisco Opera. As a director he has been successful in Europe and in America, notably at the Santa Fe Opera. As Sieglinde, Johanna Meier brought Festival audiences to their feet in 1978, 1979, and 1980. The Metropolitan Opera’s Isolde, she has been honored with new productions in Seattle, Toronto, Venice, and at the Bayreuth Festival. Edward Sooter’s Siegmund touched the hearts of four previous Festival audiences, and his Siegfried in 1982 burned with compelling power. The Met’s foremost heldentenor, he thrilled Seattle as Tristan in 1981. Never before has so stellar a cast been assembled on a Seattle stage. The tenth year of the Pacific Northwest Festival promises the return of the most popular artists from previous years and the debuts of important Wagnerians not previously heard in Seattle. The cycle will be completely re-staged by a charismatic, thoughtful director, and promises indeed to be A RING FOR ALL TIME. Paul Crook is one of the most beloved singers ever to have appeared with the Festival. Mime in the first Festival, in 1975, he sang the role in twelve consecutive cycles. No singer in the world is a more sought- after Mime. RHEINGOLD July 29 DIE WALKURE July 30 SIEGFRIED August 1 GOTTERDAMMERUNG August 3 IN SEATTLE (206 ) 4 47 -3503 IN WASHINGTON STATE (800 ) THE RING ELSEWHERE (800 ) 4 2 6 -1 6 1 9 Pacific Northwest Wagner Festival • Post Office Box 9248 • Seattle, Washington 98109 Clinton St. Quarterly 23