Canadian Opera Company's Ring Loses Its Wotan for First Two Nights

Classic Arts News   Canadian Opera Company's Ring Loses Its Wotan for First Two Nights
 
Pavlo Hunka, the baritone cast as Wotan in Canadian Opera Company's Wagner Ring — which begins tonight — has fallen ill and had to withdraw from the first two performances.

In tonight's Das Rheingold, Wotan will be sung by John Fanning; Peteris Eglitis will take the role for tomorrow's Die Walk‹re. (Hunka had been announced as replacing Eglitis back in July.)

More information about the Canadian Opera Company Ring cycle can be found at www.coc.ca and www.ringcycle.ca. CBC Radio One and Two will be broadcasting (with live streaming audio over the Web) all four operas as well as related programming; for details, see http://www.cbc.ca/thering/schedule.html.


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