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2021

November

Thu
04 Nov 2021
Fri
12 Nov 2021
Sat
20 Nov 2021
Venue

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

Language

Sung in German with English and Simplified Chinese surtitles.

Running time

Approximately 6 hours & 40 minutes, including two intervals of 90, and 35 minutes.

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.

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 Ruthy Inchaustegui
Assistant Choreographer
Danang Pamungkas
Assistant Director
Siegfried
Gunther
Alberich
Hagen
Brünnhilde
Gutrune
Waltraute

Opera Australia Chorus & Opera Queensland Chorus

Queensland Symphony Ring Cycle Orchestra

Woglinde
Wellgunde
Flosshilde
First Norn
Chanyang Choi
Second Norn
Third Norn

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.

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