Seattle is in the Fever of Wagner’s Ring. The local Opera celebrates it’s 50th birthday with three complete cycles and a lot of side events. Currently, people are invited to attend a show called ‘Experience the Ring’ by joining Seattle Opera educators and staff on the journey from page to stage. This month-long series of programs leads up to opening night of Cycle I and includes opportunities to attend music, technical and dress rehearsals and visit Scenic and Costume Shops.

From next Saturday on donors have the possibility to attend the dress rehearsals. However only Ring donors at the so called ‘Rainbow level’ and higher ($25,000 and more) are invited to attend. The first cycle will start on the 4th of August.

The Opera is expecting a huge economic impact. According to a press release a forecast prepared by Professor William B. Beyers of the University of Washington estimates that Seattle Opera’s 2013 Ring will have a total economic impact of $39 million, supporting 755 jobs and labor income of $17.5 million. These estimates are based on ticket sales data and estimates of patron expenditures, including travel, food and beverage, accommodations, entertainment, and other costs.  Opera lovers from all 50 states and 22 foreign countries are coming to Seattle. Single ticket prices (for performances) begin at $175.

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