A 15-hour epic, performed over four nights

We’re bringing a new production of the Ring Cycle to Brisbane in October 2021, exclusive to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Come on an exhilarating adventure with men and maidens, gods and giants, dragons and dwarves. As greed and violence threaten to destroy the heavens and earth, a glimmer of hope rises from an unexpected source.

This is Wagner’s Ring Cycle – the pinnacle of opera – a 15-hour epic, performed over four nights.

Enjoy a week in sunny Queensland and see a spectacular new production by visionary Chinese director, Shi-Zheng Chen.

The Operas

Das Rheingold

The Ring Cycle opens with this magnificent prelude. The struggle for power and wealth in Das Rheingold irrevocably alters the order of the universe and determines the course of the entire saga.

Running time: approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, with no interval.

Die Walküre

The second opera in the Ring Cycle holds special appeal for audiences with its dramatic power and remarkable music, including the famous ‘Ride of the Valkyries’. In Die Walküre Wagner plunges headlong into the highly emotional world of humanity.

Running time: approximately 5 hours and 45 minutes, including two intervals of 75 and 40 minutes.


The Ring Cycle’s third part is intensely focused on the fortunes of a single figure. Siegfried charts the rise of the son of Siegmund and Sieglinde into the greatest hero of the age.

Running time: approximately 6 hours, including two intervals of 75 and 30 minutes.


The Ring Cycle reaches its devastating finale in Götterdämmerung’s tale of treachery and destruction. All seems lost after naked ambition betrays love, and villains outsmart heroes.

Running time: approximately 6 hours and 40 minutes, including two intervals of 90 and 35 minutes.


Conductor Philippe Auguin
Director & Production Designer Shi-Zheng Chen
Assistant Production Designer Fufan Zhang
Digital Content Designer Leigh Sachwitz
Costume Designer Anita Yavich
Lighting Designer John Rayment
Assistant Directors Constantine Costi & Tama Matheson

Wotan / Wanderer Vitalij Kowaljow
Brünnhilde Allison Oakes
Siegried Stefan Vinke
Alberich Warwick Fyfe
Mime Andreas Conrad
Siegmund Rosario La Spina
Sieglinde Anna-Louise Cole
Fasolt / Hagen Daniel Sumegi
Gunther Luke Gabbedy
Gutrune Maija Kovalevska
Loge Hubert Francis
Fricka Jacqueline Dark
Fafner / Hunding Donald Thomson
Donner Andrew Moran
Froh Dean Bassett
Freia / Helmwige Mariana Hong
Erda Liane Keegan
Woglinde Eva Kong
Wellgunde / Gerhilde Jane Ede
Flosshilde / Schwertleite Dominica Matthews
Ortlinde / Third Norn Olivia Cranwell
Waltraute Deborah Humble
Rossweise Sian Sharp
Siegrune Agnes Sarkis
Grimgerde / Second Norn Angela Hogan
First Norn Chanyang Choi
Woodbird Stacey Alleaume

Opera Australia Chorus & Opera Queensland Chorus

Queensland Symphony Ring Cycle Orchestra

This event has been postponed from 10 November to 5 December 2020 to 29 October to 20 November 2021. If you have a question regarding your booking, please contact QTIX on 136 246.
  • Connecting safely at QPAC

    QPAC is currently operating at 100% capacityi under a COVID Safe Plan approved by Queensland Health. As social distancing is not always possible in our theatres and foyers, masks are strongly recommended for all patrons in our foyers and theatres. Please bring your own mask with you. For contact tracing purposes we are using the Check In Qld app and encourage all patrons to download the app and fill out their details prior to attending performances at QPAC. Find out more.

  • The Safest Way to Buy!

    QTIX is the official ticketing service for QPAC and The Ring Cycle. Selected packages are sold through authorised resellers only. Any tickets purchased through unauthorised sales channels may be seized or cancelled without refund or exchange and the bearer of the ticket may be denied admission. Unauthorised sales channels include Viagogo, eBay and Gumtree. Read more about purchasing tickets online.

Please note: Tickets and selected packages can also be purchased via Opera Australia.

Presentation credits:

The Ring Cycle Brisbane, Queensland is supported by the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane City Council via Brisbane Marketing.

Opera Australia, in association with Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Opera Queensland and Queensland Symphony Orchestra, presents The Ring Cycle Brisbane, Queensland.

Pricing Guide

Cycle Prices i Premium $2,200 A-Reserve $1,800 B-Reserve $1,000 C-Reserve $380

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see the event calendar when booking for the available date(s) and time(s) of this performance.



    Queensland Performing Arts Centre will be offering a range of dining options. Details of the dining packages will be sent to ticket holders in 2021.