A groundbreaking music drama that took Wagner twenty-six years to complete, the Ring Cycle is an epic through and through. Das Rheingold, the first in the four-opera cycle, sets the tone for the story – a cosmic struggle between Norse gods, heroes and mythical creatures over a cursed ring that bestows world domination.
These performances mark the start of a landmark multi-year project presenting the complete Ring Cycle in concert, led by Chief Conductor Simone Young, internationally acclaimed for her mastery of Wagner’s music. This is a rare chance to hear Wagner’s masterpiece in Sydney, and will be its first performances here in more than twenty years.
In a pure musical experience, our Orchestra and the finest Wagnerian singers from Australia and Europe appear together on stage – free to unleash Wagner’s dramatic and deeply felt sound in all its awesome power. All in the rich acoustic of the Concert Hall.
In a word, unforgettable.
WAGNER Das Rheingold
SIMONE YOUNG conductor