Insights Into... The Ring Cycle

Insights Into... The Ring Cycle

Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre

Join Lyndon Terracini, Artistic Director of Opera Australia, and selected cast and crew of the Ring production for a series of insightful talks. 

Learn more about the fascinating planning, production and behind-the-scenes of the 2013 Melbourne Ring Cycle.

Sunday 24 November

Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini talks to Australian tenor Stuart Skelton about the physical and mental demands of preparing for, and performing in Wagner's Ring.

Sunday 1 December

Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini talks to Director Neil Armfield and Designer Robert Cousins about the staging of a uniquely Australian Ring Cycle, the challenges of pyrotechnics and taxidermy and of the intricate mechanics of getting a production of this scale off the ground. 

Sunday 8 December *

Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini talks to Finnish conductor Pietari Inkinen and German-born tenor Stefan Vinke about the meaning of the work, Wagner's legacy and the lengthy training involved for the musical marathon of the year.

* Tactile Tour on 8 December

After the Insights talk on 8 Dec, we are running a free Tactile Tour for Ring ticket holders with vision impairments. From 12.30 - 1pm, the tour will be led by an Opera Australia staff member who is closely involved in realising the production. Tour members with limited vision will explore props and costumes, and if possible, get access to the set on stage  For more information about Tactile Tours see here.

Attendance is free, but bookings are essential. Please note, due to limited space, attendance is restricted to Ring ticket holders. To book a place on the Tactile Tour, please contact the Opera Australia directly in Sydney on 02 9318 8200, Melbourne on 03 9685 3700 or


2 hours and thirty five minutes

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