Deborah Sanders

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Hubert Francis – Das Rheingold – Opera Australia

December 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wagner’s Ring Cycle: A Futuristic Epic with Hubert Francis


Join us for an extraordinary journey into the heart of Wagner’s masterpiece, the Ring Cycle, presented by Opera Australia. This 15-hour operatic saga, spread over four nights, is a monumental experience that transcends the boundaries of traditional opera.

A Visionary Production: Directed by the innovative Chen Shi-Zheng, this production takes a bold leap into a futuristic realm. Imagine a parallel universe brought to life through towering digital panels and astonishing costumes, where diverse cultures converge in a narrative of epic proportions.

Under the baton of the esteemed French conductor Philippe Auguin, a veteran of the Ring Cycle, experience the transformative power of Wagner’s music. The orchestra’s 83 musicians and a chorus of 102 voices create an immersive soundscape that will leave you spellbound.

What better setting for this grand spectacle than the vibrant and sunny Queensland? Make it a memorable week filled with the best of opera and the warmth of Australian hospitality.

Witness the captivating performance of Hubert Francis, playing the role of Loge. His portrayal promises to add a layer of intrigue and charisma to this already mesmerizing production.

Chen Shi-Zheng’s interpretation of the Ring Cycle is a global vision, a tale of gods and mortals, greed and hope, set against the backdrop of an unknown future. This production is not just an opera; it’s a cultural phenomenon.

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, where myth meets modernity, and music meets magic. Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle, featuring Hubert Francis, is an event not to be missed!


Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Queensland, Australia


Opera Australia

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