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2023

December

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07 Dec 2023

Thu
14 Dec 2023

Thu
21 Dec 2023
Venue

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

Language

Sung in German with English 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.

Cast & Creative

Conductor
Director & Production Designer
Associate Set Designer
Digital Content Designer
Digital Content Designer Associates
Sebastian Grebing And Milena Mayer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Associate Lighting Designer
Choreographer
3rd Norn
Siegfried
Gunther
Alberich
Hagen
Andrea Silvestrelli
Brünnhilde
Lise Lindstrom (Cycle 1 and Cycle 2)
Anna-Louise Cole (Cycle 3)
Gutrune
Waltraute
Woglinde
Wellgunde
Flosshilde
1st Norn
2nd Norn

Ring Cycle Orchestra
Opera Australia Chorus
Dance North Dancers

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

Tourism & Events Queensland

Brisbane Australia

Wagner 2021: Generous Donors Supporting New Productions

Henkell Brothers: Investment Managers

University Partner
Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
Presenting Partners

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