After announcing the postponement of last year’s Ring Cycle due to the pandemic, Opera Australia today unveiled its new cast for the rescheduled 2021 season at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, featuring some of the world’s most renowned singers.
The postponement meant some of the original cast were no longer available however Ring Cycle fans can be assured that internationally acclaimed German tenor Stefan Vinke will still be headlining the event in the role of Siegfried.
Vinke will now be joined on stage by stunning American soprano Lise Lindstrom in the role of Brünnhilde.
Lindstrom will perform in the first and second Cycles then Australian soprano Anna Louise Cole, who will perform the role of Sieglinde in the first two Cycles, will make her role debut with Brünnhilde for the final Cycle. Recently named by The Australian newspaper as one of the “Hottest Australian artists of 2021”, Cole is an alumni of OA’s Young Artist program and this casting is a clear signal that she is a star on the rise.
Having performed in Ring Cycles around the world, Australian bass Daniel Sumegi will step into the highly coveted but challenging role of Wotan, bringing his powerful stage presence and commanding voice to the QPAC stage.