Photo by Sarah Radmer
Photo by Sarah Radmer
Speight Jenkins is leaving the helm as general director of Seattle Opera after 31 years, but not without a month-long goodbye on Classical KING-FM 98.1.

He will host a new opera broadcast every Saturday during August at 8 p.m. His last broadcast airs on Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. and features the epic “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.”

Known as a Wagner expert worldwide, Jenkins will also host a broadcast of the International Wagner Competition, held each year at McCaw Hall, on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m.

A broadcast of McCaw Hall’s farewell celebration to Jenkins, which took place Saturday, Aug. 9, will air on Classical KING-FM on Aug. 23 at 8 p.m.