Yes, Ring-nuts, here we go again. In an age of directorial sex and violence, Calixto Bieito keeps raising the bar. Yet his partner-in-chief in Paris is Philippe Jordan, a maestro of supreme clarity and poise. The four operas of Der Ring des Nibelungen are being rolled out through November, with complete cycles to follow. —M.G.
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