Ring Settings

Michael Levine Sets The Stage To Open Four Operas In A New House For The Canadian Opera Company

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Wagner's four-opera, 15-hour, The Ring of the Nibelung, is an enormous undertaking, no matter when you do it or where. “The Ring Cycle has several levels working at the same time — the mythological level and the plot line and a symbolic level,” says Michael Levine, who designed scenery for all four and directed one for the Canadian Opera Company (COC). “It is a very complicated balance of myth and music.” It would be the largest production undertaken by the

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