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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
corner Grey & Melbourne Streets, South Bank, Queensland, 4101


Sung in German with English surtitles.

Running time

Approximately 6 hours and 40 minutes, including two intervals.

7 & 14 Dec performance:
Interval 1: 6:00pm–7:30pm (90 minutes)
Interval 2: 8:35pm–9:10pm (35 minutes)

21 Dec performance:
Interval 1: 3:00pm–3:35pm (35 minutes)
Interval 2: 4:40pm–6:10pm (90 minutes)

The times listed may vary slightly on the day. Please take this into consideration when planning your dinner reservations.

Please note

Strobe lighting will be used in this production.

New Production

The Ring Cycle reaches its devastating finale in Götterdämmerung’s tale of treachery and destruction. All seems lost after love is betrayed by naked ambition and villains outsmart heroes.

Siegfried is unwittingly ensnared in a plot by Gunther and Gutrune and their half-brother, who wants the ring for himself. Siegfried drinks a magic potion that makes him forget Brünnhilde and fall in love with Gutrune.

Enraged by his infidelity, Brünnhilde joins forces with Hagen, who murders Siegfried. However, on discovering the truth about Siegfried’s betrayal, Brünnhilde takes drastic action. In her Immolation Scene, she redeems the world by leaping into Siegfried’s funeral pyre and returning the ring to its rightful owners.

The Rhinemaidens joyfully reclaim their gold, drag Hagen into the depths and the old world order is swept away by flood and fire.

Cast & Creative

Director & Production Designer
Associate Set Designer
Digital Content Designer
Digital Content Designer Associates
Sebastian Grebing (flora&faunavisions)
Milena Mayer (flora&faunavisions)
Antonia Böhme (flora&faunavisions)
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Associate Lighting Designer
Assistant Director
Miranda Summers
Lise Lindstrom (Cycle 1 and Cycle 2)
Anna-Louise Cole (Cycle 3)
1st Norn
2nd Norn
3rd Norn

Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Queensland Chorus
Dancenorth Australia

The Story

The Ring Cycle reaches its devastating finale in Götterdämmerung’s tale of treachery and destruction. All seems lost after naked ambition betrays love, and villains outsmart heroes.

Not afraid of spoilers? Read the full synopsis.

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Orchestra Partner

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

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