Posts tagged ‘Ring Cycle’

Climbing Opera’s Mt Everest: Wagner’s Ring Cycle

After three years of planning and more than 800 hours of rehearsal, the curtain rose on Opera Australia’s Ring cycle in November 2013. It was a history-making production,…

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Playing Wagner: The Melbourne Ring Orchestra

In the music of most composers, you could forgive the eighth French horn player for nodding off. Not so in Wagner, and especially not in the…

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Weekly roundup: Ring cycle reviews, Britten’s birthday and the future of Opera

Melbourne has been overtaken by a slight Wagnerian fever this week. With the premiere of Opera Australia’s first Ring cycle on Monday, Wagner nuts and first-timers…

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Thank you! You helped Opera Australia reach Valhalla.

With the Melbourne Ring Cycle 2013 now well and truly underway, we want to thank all those who directly contributed towards this magnificent event by supporting…

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Weekly round-up: Sex, violence and real-life tragedies – do they have a place in modern opera?

Opera on television, a critical smack-down for modern opera and a little Verdi for the composer’s 200th anniversary. For the Diary AUSTRALIAN readers have their Sunday…

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Pietari Inkinen: Wagner’s Ring has heavenly moments and a dark side like nothing else

“It’s more like – after you’ve heard it, at least for a while, you can’t listen to anything else. You are so soaked in this world.…

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Picks of the Ring Festival

  The Valkyries are coming to Melbourne, in a blaze of brass and festival events. Artists from all over Melbourne are coming together this year to…

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