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Supplement to CVNC's Review of the
Canadian Opera Company's Complete Ring

compiled by John W. Lambert

Tuesday-Sunday September 12-17, 2006: Canadian Opera Company, Richard Bradshaw, conductor
Program: Wagner: Der Ring des Niebelungen (Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried, u. Götterdämmerung)*
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 9/12 @ 7:30, 9/13 @ 7:30, 9/15 @ 2:00, & 9/17 @ 2:00 p.m.
$1,700 (Canadian). 416/363-6671 or http://www.coc.ca/ [inactive 10/07]. The toll-free number for tickets (for callers in Canada & the US) is 800/250-4653.
*Note: The operas "will be heard on... future broadcast[s] of CBC's Saturday Afternoon at the Opera, 94.1 FM in Toronto" or online at http://www.toronto.cbc.ca/ [inactive 5/10]. CVNC will list the webcasts in the Triangle calendar when the dates are announced.

The Ring: Production Designer: Michael Levine
Lighting: David Finn
Surtitles: Gunta Dreifelds

Das Rheingold: COC Orch., Richard Bradshaw (12 Sep 06):
Laura Whalen, s (Woglinde)
Krisztina Szabó, s (Wellgunde)
Allyson McHardy, c (Flosshilde)
Richard Paul Fink, bs (Alberich)
John Fanning, b (replacing Pavlo Hunka) (Wotan)
Judith Németh, c (Fricka)
Julie Makerov, s (Freia)
Robert Pomakov, bs (Fasolt)
Philip Ens, bs (Fafner)
Thomas Rolf Truhitte, t (Froh)
Julian Tovey, b (Donner)
Richard Berkeley-Steele, t (Loge)
Robert Künzli, t (Mime)
Mette Ejsing, c (Erda)
Director: Michael Levine

Die Walküre: COC Orch., Richard Bradshaw (13 Sep 06):
Clifton Forbes, t (Siegmund)
Adrianne Pieczonka, s (Sieglinde)
Philip Ens, bs (Hunding)
Peteris Eglitis, b (replacing Pavlo Hunka) (Wotan)
Susan Bullock, s (Brünnhilde)
Mary Phillips, c (replacing Judith Németh) (Fricka)
Julie Makerov, s (Gerhilde)
Irmgard Vilsmaier, s (Helmwige)
Mary Phillips, c (Waltraute)
Buffy Baggott, c (Schwertleite)
Elizabeth Stannard, s (Ortlinde)
Krisztina Szabó, s (Siegrune)
Allyson McHardy, c (Rossweisse)
Guang Yang, c (Grimgerde)
Director: Atom Egoyan

Siegfried: COC Orch., Richard Bradshaw (14 Sep 06):
Robert Künzli, t (Mime)
Christian Franz, t (Siegfried)
Peteris Eglitis, b (replacing Pavlo Hunka) (Wanderer)
Richard Paul Fink, bs (Alberich)
Philip Ens, bs (Fafner)
Laura Whalen, s (Forest Bird)
Mette Ejsing, c (Erda)
Susan Bullock, s (Brünnhilde)
George Molnar (mime) (The Bear)
Director: François Girard

Götterdämmerung: COC Orch., Richard Bradshaw (17 Sep 06):
Mette Ejsing, c (1st Norn)
Guang Yang, c (2nd Norn)
Birgit Beckherrn (3rd Norn)
Susan Bullock, s (Brünnhilde)
Christian Franz, t (Siegfried)
John Fanning, b (Gunther)
Mats Almgren, bs (Hagen)
Joni Henson, s (Gutrune)
Mary Phillips, c (Waltraute)
Richard Paul Fink, bs (Alberich)
Laura Whalen, s (Woglinde)
Krisztina Szabó, s (Wellgunde)
Allyson McHardy, c (Flosshilde)
Director: Tim Albery
Chorus Master: Sandra Horst

   
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