Seattle Opera's RING: STUART SKELTON by Seattle Opera published on 2012/09/12 01:03:00 +0000 Australian tenor Stuart Skelton sings "Ein Schwert verhieß mir der Vater" from Wagner's DIE WALKÜRE. Siegmund's father promised him a sword in his hour of greatest need: "Wälse, Wälse, where is your sword?" howls the young man, unable to escape his enemy's home. As if in response, a gleam from the fire shines back from the great ash tree at the center of the house, and reminds Siegmund of the beautiful young woman he just met. Skelton made his Seattle Opera debut in this role in 2009 and returns for the 2013 RING. Robert Spano conducts the orchestra of Seattle Opera.