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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 & Melbourne streets, South Bank, QLD, 4101

Language

Sung in German with English surtitles.

Running time

Approximately 6 hours, including two intervals of 75, and 30 minutes.

Please note

Strobe lighting will be used in this production.

New production

The Ring Cycle’s third part is intensely focused on the fortunes of a single figure. Siegfried charts the rise of the son of Siegmund and Sieglinde into the greatest hero of the age.

Following Sieglinde’s death, Siegfried has been raised by the dwarf Mime, brother of Alberich. Although Mime loathes Siegfried, he hopes Siegfried will kill the dragon Fafner, guardian of the all-powerful ring. Instead, Siegfried kills both Fafner and Mime, claims the ring for himself and sets off to find the sleeping Brünnhilde.

Siegfried braves the flames, wakes her with a kiss and the two declare their powerful feelings of love in one of the most thrilling and extended love duets in all opera.

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 Directors
Siegfried
Brünnhilde
Lise Lindstrom (Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 )
Brünnhilde
Anna-Louise Cole (Cycle 3 )
Erda
Mime
Wanderer
Alberich
Fafner
Andrea Silvestrelli
Woodbird

Opera Australia Chorus & Opera Queensland Chorus

Queensland Symphony Ring Cycle Orchestra

The Story

The Ring Cycle’s third part is intensely focused on the fortunes of a single figure. Siegfried charts the rise of the son of Siegmund and Sieglinde into the greatest hero of the age.

Not afraid of spoilers? Read the full 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