In a world first, Opera Australia in partnership with the Queensland Government through Tourism Events Queensland, Brisbane City Council and Brisbane Marketing, will announce its most ambitious projects to date – a new, fully digital production of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, in November to December 2020.

Known simply as The Ring, Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen is recognised internationally as a masterpiece and the pinnacle in operatic staging that attracts devotees from around the world, who immerse themselves in 15-hours of extraordinary musical and vocal performances over four glorious nights.

Marking the first large scale performance of the full Ring Cycle to be held in Queensland, this production will be like no other ever staged, featuring the latest technologies in sets and lighting, resulting in the world’s first fully digital Ring Cycle. The sets will incorporate huge, LED screens suspended from the ceiling and choreographed to move seamlessly around the stage, creating a visual landscape that will need to be seen to be believed.

Opera Australia believes the combination of this innovative and cutting edge cultural offering, and Queensland’s vast resources of natural beauty and world-class tourist attractions, the Ring Cycle – Brisbane, Queensland will be an opportunity not to be missed by fans around Australia and the world.

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