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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 and Melbourne Streets, South Bank, Brisbane

Language

Sung in German with English surtitles.

Running time

Approximately 5 hours & 45 minutes, including two intervals of 75 minutes, and 40 minutes.

New Production

The second opera in the Ring Cycle holds special appeal for audiences with its dramatic power and remarkable music, including the famous ‘Ride of the Valkyries’.

After Das Rheingold’s rarefied realm of gods, monsters and nature spirits, in Die Walküre Wagner plunges headlong into the highly emotional world of humanity.

Love animates the actions of all the leading characters: Wotan, who wants to protect his children but is forced to forsake them; his twin offspring Siegmund and Sieglinde who fall passionately in love; and his warrior daughter Brünnhilde, who defies Wotan by trying to protect the twins.

He punishes her by stripping her of her immortality and putting her to sleep surrounded by a wall of flames that only the greatest hero can brave.

Cast & Creative

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 Director
Wotan
Fricka
Siegmund
Sieglinde
Anna-Louise Cole (Cycles 1 and 2)
Olivia Cranwell (Cycle 3)
Hunding
Andrea Silvestrelli
Brünnhilde
Lise Lindstrom (Cycles 1 and 2)
Anna-Louise Cole (Cycle 3)

Opera Australia Chorus & Opera Queensland Chorus

Queensland Symphony Ring Cycle Orchestra

Gerhilde
Ortlinde
Waltraute
Schwertleite
Helmwige
Siegrune
Grimgerde
Rossweisse

The Story

The second opera in the Ring Cycle holds special appeal for audiences with its dramatic power and remarkable music, including the famous ‘Ride of the Valkyries’. In Die Walküre Wagner plunges headlong into the highly emotional world of humanity.

Not afraid of spoilers? Read the whole synopsis.
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