In conjunction with a series of video clips examining backstage views of the Seattle Opera's production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen titled, "The Road To Valhalla", there's in addition a series of video clips titled, "Confessions of a First-Time Operagoer" wherein is chronicled the experiences and impressions of a young, first-time operagoer on her introduction to the backstage preparations that go into the making of the production. The series is of only minor interest in itself (but still worth a look-see), but we wish to call your attention to the clip titled, "Speight Interview" (the clip has no separate link that we can discover, and so you'll have to go to the page and click on clip itself to view it), in which the young first-time operagoer "interviews" Seattle Opera General Director Speight Jenkins. All Jenkins's remarks are of interest, of course, as they were bound to be, but there's something about those remarks given their immediate context that's quite remarkable for and conspicuous by its absence.
Can you suss out what that might be?
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