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Stefan Vinke as Siegfried and The Rhinemaidens in Opera Australia's The Ring 2013. Jeff Busby

Melbourne Ring Cycle

Opera Australia's largest and most ambitious production returns to Melbourne in 2016. Wagner's Ring Cycle, directed by Neil Armfield and conducted by Pietari Inkinen, will be performed three times at Arts Centre Melbourne between 21 November and 16 December 2016.

Here you'll find high-resolution images from each of the four operas — Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung


Das Rheingold

 

Michael Honeyman as Donner, Hyeseoung Kwon as Freia, Jacqueline Dark as Fricka, James Egglestone as Froh and the Rainbow Girls in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Das Rheingold. Photo by Jeff Busby

Michael Honeyman as Donner, Hyeseoung Kwon as Freia, Jacqueline Dark as Fricka, James Egglestone as Froh and the Rainbow Girls in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Das Rheingold.

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James Johnson as Wotan and the Rainbow Girls in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Das Rheingold. Photo by Jeff Busby

James Johnson as Wotan and the Rainbow Girls in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Das Rheingold.

Photo credit Jeff Busby.

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James Johnson as Wotan, Jacqueline Dark as Fricka and the Rainbow Girls in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Das Rheingold. Photo by Jeff Busby

James Johnson as Wotan, Jacqueline Dark as Fricka and the Rainbow Girls in Opera Australia's Opera Australia's 2016 production of Das Rheingold.

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Jane Ede, Dominica Matthews and Lorina Gore as The Rhinemaidens in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Das Rheingold. Photo by Jeff Busby

Jane Ede, Dominica Matthews and Lorina Gore as The Rhinemaidens in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Das Rheingold.

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Warwick Fyfe as Alberich and ensemble in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Das Rheingold. Photo by Jeff Busby

Warwick Fyfe as Alberich and ensemble in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Das Rheingold.

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Warwick Fyfe as Alberich and ensemble in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Das Rheingold. Photo by Jeff Busby

Warwick Fyfe as Alberich and ensemble in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Das Rheingold.

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Jed Arthur as Fafner, Daniel Sumegi as Fasolt, Michael Honeyman as Donner, Hyeseoung Kwon as Freia and Andreas Conrad as Loge in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Das Rheingold. Photo by Jeff Busby

Jed Arthur as Fafner, Daniel Sumegi as Fasolt, Michael Honeyman as Donner, Hyeseoung Kwon as Freia and Andreas Conrad as Loge in Opera Australia's Opera Australia's 2016 production of Das Rheingold.

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Andreas Conrad as Loge and Warwick Fyfe as Alberich in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Das Rheingold. Photo by Jeff Busby

Andreas Conrad as Loge and Warwick Fyfe as Alberich in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Das Rheingold.

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Warwick Fyfe as Alberich and Graeme Macfarlane as Mime in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Das Rheingold. Photo by Jeff Busby

Warwick Fyfe as Alberich and Graeme Macfarlane as Mime in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Das Rheingold.

Photo credit Jeff Busby.

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Die Walküre

 

The Valkyries in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre. Photo by Jeff Busby

The Valkyries in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre.

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Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde and James Johnson in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre. Photo by Jeff Busby

Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde and James Johnson in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre.

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Jacqueline Dark as Fricka and James Johnson as Wotan in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre. Photo by Jeff Busby

Jacqueline Dark as Fricka and James Johnson as Wotan in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre.

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James Johnson as Wotan and Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre. Photo by Jeff Busby

James Johnson as Wotan and Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre.

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Anna-Louise Cole as Gerhilde, Hyeseoung Kwon as Helmwige, Dominica Matthews as Schwertleite, Roxane Hislop as Rossweisse, Lise Lindstron as Brünnhilde, Nicole Youl as Grimgerde, Amanda Atlas as Siegrune, Olivia Cranwell as Ortlinde and Sian Pendry as Waltraute in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre. Photo by Jeff Busby

Anna-Louise Cole as Gerhilde, Hyeseoung Kwon as Helmwige, Dominica Matthews as Schwertleite, Roxane Hislop as Rossweisse, Lise Lindstron as Brünnhilde, Nicole Youl as Grimgerde, Amanda Atlas as Siegrune, Olivia Cranwell as Ortlinde and Sian Pendry as Waltraute in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre.

Photo credit Jeff Busby.

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Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde and James Johnson as Wotan in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre. Photo by Jeff Busby

Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde and James Johnson as Wotan in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre.

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James Johnson as Wotan and Jacqueline Dark as Fricka in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre. Photo by Jeff Busby

James Johnson as Wotan and Jacqueline Dark as Fricka in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre.

Photo credit Jeff Busby.

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Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde and James Johnson as Wotan in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre. Photo by Jeff Busby

Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde and James Johnson as Wotan in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre.

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Amber Wagner as Sieglinde and Bradley Daley as Siegmund in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre. Photo by Jeff Busby

Amber Wagner as Sieglinde and Bradley Daley as Siegmund in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre.

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Dominica Matthews as Schwertleite, Sian Pendry as Waltraute, Nicole Youl as Grimgerde, Amanda Atlas as Siegrune, Anna-Louise Cole as Gerhilde, Roxane Hislop as Rossweisse, Hyeseoung Kwon as Helmwige and Olivia Cranwell as Ortlinde in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre. Photo by Jeff Busby

Dominica Matthews as Schwertleite, Sian Pendry as Waltraute, Nicole Youl as Grimgerde, Amanda Atlas as Siegrune, Anna-Louise Cole as Gerhilde, Roxane Hislop as Rossweisse, Hyeseoung Kwon as Helmwige and Olivia Cranwell as Ortlinde in Opera Australia's 2016 production of Die Walküre.

Photo credit Jeff Busby.

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Siegfried

 

Jud Arthur as Fafner in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried. Photo by Jeff Busby

Jud Arthur as Fafner in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried.

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Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried. Photo by Jeff Busby

Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried.

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Jud Arthur as Fafner, Graeme Macfarlane as Mime and Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried. Photo by Jeff Busby

Jud Arthur as Fafner, Graeme Macfarlane as Mime and Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried.

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James Johnson as The Wanderer and Graeme Macfarlane as Mime in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried. Photo by Jeff Busby

James Johnson as The Wanderer and Graeme Macfarlane as Mime in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried.

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Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried. Photo by Jeff Busby

Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried.

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Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried. Photo by Jeff Busby

Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried.

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Stefan Vinke as Siegfried and Graeme Macfarlane as Mime in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried. Photo by Jeff Busby

Stefan Vinke as Siegfried and Graeme Macfarlane as Mime in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried.

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Graeme Macfarlane as Mime and Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried. Photo by Jeff Busby

Graeme Macfarlane as Mime and Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried.

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James Johnson as The Wanderer in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried. Photo by Jeff Busby

James Johnson as The Wanderer in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried.

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Julie Lea Goodwin as Woodbird and Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried. Photo by Jeff Busby

Julie Lea Goodwin as Woodbird and Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried.

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Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde and Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried. Photo by Jeff Busby

Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde and Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried.

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Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde and Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried. Photo by Jeff Busby

Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde and Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried.

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Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde and Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried. Photo by Jeff Busby

Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde and Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Siegfried.

Photo credit Jeff Busby.

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Götterdämmerung

 

Jacqueline Dark as Second Norn, Anna-Louise Cole as Third Norn and Tania Ferris as First Norn in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Jacqueline Dark as Second Norn, Anna-Louise Cole as Third Norn and Tania Ferris as First Norn in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung.

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Luke Gabbedy as Gunther, Daniel Sumegi as Hagen and Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Luke Gabbedy as Gunther, Daniel Sumegi as Hagen and Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung.

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Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung.

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Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde and Sian Pendry as Waltraute in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde and Sian Pendry as Waltraute in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung.

Photo credit Jeff Busby.

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Warwick Fyfe as Alberich Daniel Sumegi as Hagen in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Warwick Fyfe as Alberich Daniel Sumegi as Hagen in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung.

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Daniel Sumegi as Hagen and the Opera Australia Chorus in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Daniel Sumegi as Hagen and the Opera Australia Chorus in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung.

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Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde, Stefan Vinke as Siegfried, Taryn Fiebig as Gutrune and the Opera Australia Chorus and ensemble in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde, Stefan Vinke as Siegfried, Taryn Fiebig as Gutrune and the Opera Australia Chorus and ensemble in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung.

Photo credit Jeff Busby.

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Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde, Stefan Vinke as Siegfried, Taryn Fiebig as Gutrune and the Opera Australia Chorus and ensemble in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung. Photo by Jeff Busby.

LLise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde, Stefan Vinke as Siegfried, Taryn Fiebig as Gutrune and the Opera Australia Chorus and ensemble in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung.

Photo credit Jeff Busby.

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Jane Ede, Lorina Gore and Dominica Matthews as The Rhinemaidens and Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Jane Ede, Lorina Gore and Dominica Matthews as The Rhinemaidens and Stefan Vinke as Siegfried in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung.

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Stefan Vinke as Siegfried and the Opera Australia Chorus in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Stefan Vinke as Siegfried and the Opera Australia Chorus in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung.

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Stefan Vinke as Siegfried, Lise Londstrom as Brünnhilde and the Opera Australia Chorus and ensemble in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Stefan Vinke as Siegfried, Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde and the Opera Australia Chorus and ensemble in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung.

Photo credit Jeff Busby.

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Stefan Vinke as Siegfried, Lise Londstrom as Brünnhilde in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Stefan Vinke as Siegfried, Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung.

Photo credit Jeff Busby.

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Jane Ede, Lorina Gore and Dominica Matthews as The Rhinemaidens, Daniel Sumegi as Hagen, Stefan Vinke as Siegfried and Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Jane Ede, Lorina Gore and Dominica Matthews as The Rhinemaidens, Daniel Sumegi as Hagen, Stefan Vinke as Siegfried and Lise Lindstrom as Brünnhilde in Opera Australia's production of Götterdämmerung.

Photo credit Jeff Busby.

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General images

 

Neil Armfield and Pertari Inkinen during rehearsals for The Melbourne Ring Cycle 2013. Photo by Aidan Corrigan 2013

Neil Armfield and Pietari Inkinen during rehearsals for The Melbourne Ring Cycle in 2013.

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Pietari Inkinen conducts Opera Australia's 2016 production of The Ring Cycle. Photo by Jeff Busby 2016

Pietari Inkinen conducts Opera Australia's 2016 production of The Melbourne Ring Cycle.

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Neil Armfield (Director) at Opera Australia. Photo by Jeff Busby 2013

Neil Armfield (Director) at Opera Australia in 2013.

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