Art world - Opera Australia: Season 2020

During 2020, Opera Australia offers some of the world's great Opera's and musical events:


THE RING CYCLE

We’re bringing a new production of the Ring Cycle to Brisbane in November 2020, exclusive to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.


10 NOVEMBER – 5 DECEMBER 2020

Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre


Come on an exhilarating adventure with men and maidens, gods and giants, dragons and dwarves. As greed and violence threaten to destroy the heavens and earth, a glimmer of hope rises from an unexpected source. This is Wagner’s Ring Cycle — the pinnacle of opera — a 15-hour epic performed over four nights. 

Enjoy a week in sunny Queensland and see a spectacular new production by visionary Chinese director Chen Shi-Zheng. 

In 2020, he'll explore Wagner's legendary tale through a futuristic lens. His global vision imagines a parallel universe where many cultures walk together. Towering, moving digital panels create an immersive virtual world. Astonishing costumes and props imagine an unknown future. 

French conductor Philippe Auguin has conducted the Ring Cycle more than a dozen times. He leads a cast of international stars including Vitalij Kowaljow, Stefan Vinke and Allison Oakes. They join some of Australia's most accomplished performers to bring you the memorable music of the Ring Cycle. 

The Operas

Das Rheingold
The Ring Cycle opens with this magnificent prelude. The struggle for power and wealth in Das Rheingold irrevocably alters the order of the universe and determines the course of the entire saga. Running time: approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, with no interval.

Die Walküre
The second opera in the Ring Cycle holds special appeal for audiences with its dramatic power and remarkable music, including the famous ‘Ride of the Valkyries’. In Die Walküre Wagner plunges headlong into the highly emotional world of humanity. Running time: approximately 5 hours and 45 minutes, including two intervals of 75 and 40 minutes.

Siegfried
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.Running time: approximately 6 hours, including two intervals of 75 and 30 minutes.

Götterdämmerung
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. Running time: approximately 6 hours & 40 minutes, including two intervals of 90 and 35 minutes.


Brisbane's QPAC will provide a perfect setting for Opera Australia's spectacular and star-studded, 2020.

For information on buying tickets for Opera Australia's performances in Brisbane visit: Opera Australia

For Qantas flight and hotel information to Sydney, Australia: Qantas

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