Opera Australia today released individual tickets for each opera in the Brisbane Ring Cycle, giving audiences the opportunity to get a taste of Wagner’s epic masterpiece without committing to the full 15 hours.
Tickets are now on sale for each of the individual operas, that when performed together are collectively known as Der Ring des Nibelungen or simply the Ring Cycle. This new production is exclusive to Brisbane and premieres at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on Friday 1 December 2023.
Previously on sale only as complete packages of four operas, this new ticket release will enable ticket buyers to attend one or more performances instead of the week-long commitment required for an entire Cycle.
Each of the four operas are themselves extraordinary works, with fantastical tales of dragons and gods and mystical forces that stand alone as pinnacles of the artform, but combined they create one of greatest artistic masterpieces of all time.
Presented in partnership with the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council, and in collaboration with Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Opera Queensland and Dancenorth, the Ring Cycle will feature a wealth of the state’s brilliant musical and performing talent.
While die-hard Ring fans are travelling from all around the world to experience this brand-new production, (the first to use fully digital sets) the availability of single tickets will now give new audiences easier access to this cutting-edge version of one of the most significant works in the opera repertoire.
Ticket buyers will now have the option to build their own variable package, for those wanting to view more than one production, and to mix and match dates across the three-week season.
Tickets to the individual Ring operas (single tickets) start at $165 and bookings of two or more performances qualify buyers for a discounted rate.
December will also see Opera Australia and Opera Queensland present Aida, which is being staged on the nights between the Ring operas. Making its Brisbane premiere at QPAC, this highly acclaimed staging of Verdi’s renowned classic was the first production in the world to revolutionise opera with digital screens.
Aida provides opera enthusiasts and newbies alike a spectacular, immersive theatrical journey created by ten huge LED screens, exquisite costumes, breathtaking choreography, and Verdi’s monumental music performed by a sensational cast. Tickets for the Brisbane season of Aida are available separately.
The Ring Cycle Brisbane is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane City Council through the Brisbane Economic Development Agency, and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.
The sprint is on to secure tickets to individual Ring Cycle operas.
Tickets on sale now: opera.org.au | ph: 02 9318 8200 or qpac.com.au | ph: 136 246. 2
Conductor Philippe Auguin
Director & Production Designer Chen Shi-Zheng
Associate Set Designer Maruti Evans
Digital Content Designer Leigh Sachwitz / flora&faunavisions
Costume Designer Anita Yavich
Choreographer Akasia Ruth Ichaustegui
Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall
Associate Lighting Designer Lucy Birkinshaw
Assistant Directors Matthew Barclay / Miranda Summers
Wotan/Wanderer Daniel Sumegi
Brünnhilde Lise Lindstrom (Cycles 1&2)
Brünnhilde Anna-Louise Cole (Cycle 3)
Siegfried Stefan Vinke
Alberich Warwick Fyfe
Mime Andreas Conrad
Siegmund Rosario La Spina
Sieglinde Anna-Louise Cole (Cycle 1&2)
Sieglinde Olivia Cranwell (Cycle 3)
Fasolt David Parkin
Hagen/Hunding/Fafner/ Andrea Silvestrelli
Gunther Luke Gabbedy
Gutrune Maija Kovalevska
Loge Hubert Francis
Fricka/Waltraute Deborah Humble
Donner Alexander Sefton
Froh Dean Bassett
Freia/Helmwige Mariana Hong
Erda Liane Keegan
Woglinde Lorina Gore
Wellgunde/Gerhilde Jane Ede
Flosshilde/Schwertleite Dominica Matthews
Rossweisse Ruth Strutt Ortlinde Jennifer Black
First Norn Celeste Haworth
Grimgerde / Second Norn Angela Hogan
Siegrune Agnes Sarkis
Woodbird Celeste Lazarenko
Third Norn Olivia Cranwell
Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Das Rheingold 1 Dec
Die Walküre 3 Dec
Siegfried 5 Dec
Götterdämmerung 7 Dec
Das Rheingold 08 Dec
Die Walküre 10 Dec
Siegfried 12 Dec
Götterdämmerung 14 Dec
Das Rheingold 15 Dec
Die Walküre 17 Dec
Siegfried 19 Dec
Götterdämmerung 21 Dec
Packages for complete Ring Cycles remain available.
Premium $625 (Single Tickets)
Premium $2,360 (Full Ring Cycle, 4 operas)
A Reserve $525 (Single Tickets)
A Reserve $1,960 (Full Ring Cycle, 4 operas)
B Reserve $335 (Single Tickets)
B Reserve $1,200 (Full Ring Cycle, 4 operas)
C Reserve $165 (Single Tickets)
C Reserve $520 (Full Ring Cycle, 4 operas)
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