Opera Australia has announced new dates for its Brisbane RingCycle, which was originally to have gone ahead in November this year before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the company to postpone. The new productions of the four operas comprising Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, directed by Chen Shi-Zheng and using Opera Australia’s new digital technology, will begin on Friday 29 October 2021 at Queensland Performing Arts Centre with Das Rheingold.OA will present three full RingCycles as well as seven performances of Davide Livermore’s digital production of Aida .

Chen Shi-Zheng with designs for the OA digital  Ring Cycle. Photograph © Rhiannon Hopley

“Being able to confirm the dates so far in advance has given us the opportunity to ensure all the original talent are able to return, including Conductor Philippe Auguin, Director Chen Shi-Zheng and the world’s best and most in-demand Siegfried, German tenor Stefan Vinke,” said OA Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini. “We really need to thank our government and artistic partners who have moved mountains to make this happen. It’s testament to the level of commitment amongst the group to bring...

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