Ring Cycle: Götterdämmerung

On Monday night, Götterdämmerung, the final and longest opera of the Melbourne Ring Cycle opened. The cycle is complete and there are two more complete cycles to run.

Jane Ede as one of the Rhinemaidens.
Jane Ede as one of the Rhinemaidens.

The full cycles are sold out, but there are still return and rush tickets available for each opera. Although, I’m not sure how to choose just one of the four.

All photos by Jeff Busby.

Elizabeth Campbell, Jacqueline Dark and Anke Höppner as The Norns
Elizabeth Campbell, Jacqueline Dark and Anke Höppner as The Norns
Barry Ryan as Gunther, Daniel Sumegi as Hagen & Stefan Vinke as Siegfried.
Barry Ryan as Gunther, Daniel Sumegi as Hagen & Stefan Vinke as Siegfried.
Barry Ryan as Gunther, Daniel Sumegi as Hagen, Stefan Vinke as Siegfried, Sharon Prero as Gutrune, Susan Bullock as Brünnhilde, the Opera Australia Chorus and extras
Barry Ryan as Gunther, Daniel Sumegi as Hagen, Stefan Vinke as Siegfried, Sharon Prero as Gutrune, Susan Bullock as Brünnhilde, the Opera Australia Chorus and extras
Susan Bullock as Brünnhilde, Barry Ryan as Gunther, Daniel Sumegi as Hagen, Sharon Prero as Gutrune & Stefan Vinke as Siegfried.
Susan Bullock as Brünnhilde, Barry Ryan as Gunther, Daniel Sumegi as Hagen, Sharon Prero as Gutrune & Stefan Vinke as Siegfried.
Dominica Matthews, Lorina Gore and Jane Ede as the Rhinemaidens, Stefan Vinke as Siegfried
Dominica Matthews, Lorina Gore and Jane Ede as the Rhinemaidens, Stefan Vinke as Siegfried
Dominica Matthews, Lorina Gore and Jane Ede as the Rhinemaidens, Stefan Vinke as Siegfried and Susan Bullock as Brünnhilde
Dominica Matthews, Lorina Gore and Jane Ede as the Rhinemaidens, Stefan Vinke as Siegfried and Susan Bullock as Brünnhilde
Stefan Vinke as Siegfried & Susan Bullock as Brünnhilde.
Stefan Vinke as Siegfried & Susan Bullock as Brünnhilde.

 

Anne-Marie Peard

Anne-Marie spent many years working with amazing artists at arts festivals all over Australia. She's been a freelance arts writer for the last 10 years and teaches journalism at Monash University.

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