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WS Queensland - Wagner Performances in Brisbane, Australia 2020
Tristan und Isolde and Der Ring des Nibelungen will be performed in Brisbane this year between late-October and mid-December
Photo Chen Shi-Zheng c Britta Campion

The performances will be given by Opera Queensland, Opera Australia and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Tristan und Isolde

The season begins with Tristan und Isolde, semi-staged, on 28 and 31 October in the Concert Hall of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Conductor Pietari Inkinen will arrive in Brisbane immediately after conducting the new Ring at Bayreuth.

The demanding role of Tristan will be sung by New Zealand tenor Simon O’Neill, who has performed in the world’s most famous opera houses and festivals (including Bayreuth). American soprano Meagan Miller will sing Isolde, a role that she has performed for Opera Leipzig.

For more information, see: https://oq.com.au/whats-on/tristan/

Der Ring des Nibelungen

Opera Australia’s new Ring production will be staged in the Lyric Theatre of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre between 10 November and 5 December. The director and designer is Chinese/American Chen Shi-Zheng, and we have every reason to look forward to a fascinating, beautiful and poetic realisation of this incomparable work. The conductor of the Ring in Brisbane will be Philippe Auguin, who has conducted many Ring productions around the world.

For more information, see: https://opera.org.au/brisbane/ring-cycle

A fuller description of the operas including cast lists can be found in the pdf document below, to download.

Dr Peter Bassett
The Wagner Society in Queensland Inc.