Opera Australia presents Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle) at the Arts Centre, Melbourne. 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Richard Wagner. So, during November and December 2013, Opera Australia will perform three complete cycles of the four mighty operas which make up his epic vision.
Director Neil Armfield and conductor Richard Mills lead this production, supported by film and theatre designer Robert Cousins.
The international cast includes English soprano Susan Bullock as Brünnhilde, Finnish bass-baritone Juha Uusitalo as Wotan, American Heldentenor Gary Lehman as Siegfried and Australian Helden baritone John Wegner as Alberich. Further casting details will be announced over the coming months.
Tickets for The Melbourne Ring Cycle will go on sale later in 2012.