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09 Aug 2005

The Ring in Seattle

'Ring' cycle opens with beauty and majesty

In the early days of Seattle Opera's 30-year tradition of mounting Wagner's monumental "Der Ring des Nibelungen," there was a sense of ritual about seeing the work as the composer intended -- all within a week. That sense seemed to be there again as this year's three performances of the four-opera marathon began with "Das Rheingold" Sunday night at McCaw Hall.

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