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2021

October

Fri
29 Oct 2021

November

Sat
06 Nov 2021
Sun
14 Nov 2021
Venue

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

Language

Sung in German, with English and Simplified Chinese 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
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Associate Lighting Designer
Lucy Birkinshaw
Digital Content Designer
flora&faunavisions
Choreographer
Akasia Ruth Inchaustegui
Assistant Choreographer
Danang Pamungkas
Assistant Directors
Donner
Froh
Loge
Hubert Francis
Fricka
Freia
Erda

Opera Australia Chorus & Opera Queensland Chorus

Queensland Symphony Ring Cycle Orchestra

Wotan
Woglinde
Wellgunde
Flosshilde
Alberich
Mime
Fasolt
Fafner

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

It's Live! in Queensland

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

Patron-in-Chief

Dr. Haruhisa Handa; The International Foundation for Arts and Culture

Opera Australia Government Partner

Australian Government: Australia Council for the Arts