Sketchbook: A Canadian Ring

The Ring Cycle is the operatic equivalent of Mt. Everest; every opera company feels compelled to try to climb it at one time or another, though not necessarily just because it's there. Recently, the Canadian Opera Company took on the task of bringing Canada's first fully staged Ring Cycle to fruition, with not one, but four directors: Michael Levine (Das Rheingold), Atom Egoyan (Die Walkure), Francois Girard (Siegfried), and Tim Alberry (Gotterdammerung). The great

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