Richard Wagner’s four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelung is spectacular and deeply moving. Watching a great production of this masterpiece is a life-changing experience.
At its heart the Ring cycle is a compelling drama, arcing through a mythological landscape. Immortals and humans fall in love and fight over power and wealth. Their destinies are determined by the fate of the ring.
The Melbourne Ring Cycle will be distinctly Australian in spirit and outlook – respectful of the work’s historical importance yet boldly responding to it with antipodean freshness. It will honour the great triumph of the Ring cycle - that the ideas it embodies are at once eternal and contemporary.