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Melbourne Opera - The Ring Bendigo 2023

Just announced! Renowned German tenor Siegfried Jerusalem will be a special guest at Melbourne Opera’s ground-breaking regional production of Wagner’s Der Ring Des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle), now on sale.

Jerusalem has sung all the major Ring Cycle tenor roles at Bayreuth, the Ring’s spiritual home, and will feature in the Bendigo Ring Cycle’s accompanying cultural festival “in conversation” with conductor Anthony Negus and mezzo-soprano Deborah Humble. He will also give an exclusive festival masterclass with Bendigo Ring Cycle tenors Bradley Daley, James Egglestone and Robert Macfarlane. Not to be missed.

A full program of festival events across all three Ring Cycles, including recitals, talks, gala dinners on stage at the Ulumbarra Theatre, and even an intimate concert 60 metres underground in a mine, is now available.
You can download the full festival program here.

Be catapulted into a world of giants and dwarves, serpents and toads, gods and apples … and this is just the start of a wondrous mystical journey which some suggest provided the germination for the renowned Lord of the Rings.

Directed by Suzanne Chaundy, and led by internationally recognised conductors Anthony Negus (cycle 1 & 2) and David Kram AM (cycle 3), Melbourne Opera’s production of Richard Wagner’s mammoth Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Ring Cycle) is exclusive to Bendigo. 

Performed in the intimate space of the Ulumbarra Theatre, with a 90-piece Melbourne Opera Orchestra, this four-part music drama comprises Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, performances which in total span 15 hours, featuring some of opera’s most memorable moments, including, the majestic Ride of the Valkyries, the poignancy of Wotan’s Farewell, the Descent into Nibelheim, the sublime Forest Murmurs and ultimately culminating in a fiery finale of Gotterdämerung, one of all theatre’s most technically challenging moments!

The Ring Cycle will be sung in German, with English surtitles.

FULL Cycle tickets = All four operas, in performance order, across 2 consecutive weekends booked in 1 transaction.

Single tickets = any opera, or mix and match of operas across the season.

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