THE RING IN BRISBANE
Wonderful news! Opera Australia has announced that Richard Wagner’s incomparable Der Ring des Nibelungen will be performed in Brisbane in three cycles between 10 November and 5 December 2020. Musical direction will be in the hands of French conductor Philippe Auguin (who conducted the Ring for Washington National Opera in 2016 and Tannhäuser for Opera Australia in 1998) and stage direction will be by China’s Chen Shi-Zheng who directed Turandot for Opera Australia’s ‘Opera on the Harbour’ in 2016. The production will use giant LED video screens instead of conventional sets; so visually, all things will be possible. German tenor Stefan Vinke as Siegfried will lead an international cast, and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra will perform Wagner’s incredible score.
Opera Australia will offer members of the Wagner Society in Queensland priority booking opportunities starting on 24 June 2019, with tickets going on sale to the general public on 2 July. Detailed information, including brochures, will be available very soon, and members will be kept abreast of developments by direct emails and via this website.
Renaissance Tours will be offering specially crafted tours to the First and Third Cycles, and your friends and contacts interstate and overseas might wish to take advantage of these. Details will be announced shortly at: https://renaissancetours.com.au/
The Society’s next meeting, at 3:00 pm on Saturday 22nd June, will be an opportunity to hear more about the Brisbane Ring and what it means for us all, so please come along if you can.
For more details, please see: https://opera.org.au/ring
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