The Melbourne Ring Cycle 2016 – A Preview
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The Melbourne Ring Cycle 2016 – A Preview

We’re just back from Melbourne where, over the last week SoundsLikeSydney has been sitting in on the final rehearsals for Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle which opens tomorrow night at Melbourne’s State Theatre. The verdict? We can’t give away too much, but we can say that this is a superlative production of…

With This Ring – Roger Press On What’s Different About Opera Australia’s 2016 Ring Cycle
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With This Ring – Roger Press On What’s Different About Opera Australia’s 2016 Ring Cycle

In Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, otherwise known as The Ring Cycle, three Rhinemaidens guard the Rhinegold, a priceless treasure. Not quite Rhinemaidens, Director Neil Armfield and Associate Director Roger Press, along with their cast and creatives have the formidable task of acting as custodians for Opera Australia’s 2016 reprise of this monolithic work…