In just under three weeks, Opera Australia’s reprise production of Wagner’s The Ring Cycle opens in Melbourne.
Returning to the production from its 2013 debut, are heldentenor Stefan Vinke as Siegfried, Jud Arthur as Fafner/Hunding, Jacqueline Dark as Fricka, and Lorina Gore, Domenica Matthews and Jane Ede as the Rhinemaidens. Neil Armfield will again direct the production with conductor Pietari Inkinen alongside a number of newcomers to the cast, some of whom will be making their role debuts. Grab insights into the staging of this revival in this interview with Associate Director Roger Press.
Check out these powerful images from the 2013 production. Tempted? Tickets to individual operas are available so you can see one, two or three operas if you can’t make the whole cycle.
Images courtesy Opera Australia, Photo credits Jeff Busby.