Part II of Robert Lepage's epic-scaled new staging of Wagner's Ring Cycle for the Metropolitan Opera airs on CBC Radio 2's Saturday Afternoon at the Opera as well as at Cineplex theatres at noon today. It's a substantial way for the company to close its 2010-11 broadcast season. (Cineplex is offering encore performances on June 18 and July 11.)
James Levine, whose deteriorating health means that his appearances on the podium are getting increasingly rare, is slated to conduct a dream cast that includes Deborah Voight as Brünhilde, Eva-Maria Westbroeck as Sieglinde, Jonas Kaufman as Siegmund and Bryn Terfel as Wotan.
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