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Update: 19 August 2021

We’re sad to announce that all upcoming performances of the Ring Cycle and Aida in Brisbane have been postponed due to COVID travel restrictions.

This is hugely disappointing news, but we are committed to re-scheduling these spectacular productions so that the seven years of planning that has already gone into this project won’t go to waste. Ticketholders will be contacted regarding their options.

We thank all of our partners, artists, audiences and devoted supporters, and we look forward to performing these great operatic works in the future.

Venue

Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
corner Grey & Melbourne Streets, South Bank, Queensland

Language

Sung in German, with English surtitles.

Running time

Approximately two and a half hours, with no interval.

Please note

Strobe lighting is used in this production.

New production

The Ring Cycle opens with this magnificent prelude.

In the space of a single, majestic, two-and-a-half hour musical span, Wagner immerses you in a mysterious, primordial world of scheming gods, misshapen dwarfs, alluring maidens and fearsome monsters.

The struggle for power and wealth in Das Rheingold irrevocably alters the order of the universe and determines the course of the entire saga.

Spurned by the three beautiful Rhinemaidens, the Nibelung dwarf Alberich steals their gold and forges it into a ring that gives unlimited power to its wearer.

When Wotan, the lord of the gods, steals the ring, Alberich curses it and all who wear it.

Artists

Conductor
Director & Production Designer
Associate Set Designer
Maruti Evans
Digital Content Designer
Digital Content Designer Associates
Sebastian Grebing and Milena Mayer / flora&faunavisions
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Associate Lighting Designer
Choreographer
Assistant Directors
Wotan
Donner
Froh
Loge
Fricka
Freia
Erda

Opera Australia Chorus & Opera Queensland Chorus

Queensland Symphony Ring Cycle Orchestra

Woglinde
Wellgunde
Flosshilde
Alberich
Mime
Fasolt
Fafner
Andrea Silvestrelli

The Story

The Ring Cycle opens with this magnificent prelude.

The struggle for power and wealth in Das Rheingold irrevocably alters the order of the universe and determines the course of the entire saga.

Not afraid of spoilers? Read the whole synopsis

Strategic Partners
University Partner
Strategic Partners

Tourism & Events Queensland

Brisbane: Australia's new world city

Wagner 2021: Generous Donors Supporting New Productions

Henkell Brothers: Investment Managers

University Partner
Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

Presenting Partners

Opera Queensland

Presenting Government Partner
Patron-in-Chief
Opera Australia Government Partner
Australian Government: Australia Council for the Arts