Brisbane gets a Ring cyclemain
Opera Australia has unveiled plans for a Wagner Ring cycle in the plain-spoken northern city of Brisbane in November-December 2020.
The director is Chen Shi-Zheng, believed to be the first Chinese to create a fully staged production of the Wagner epic. Chen, though based in Shanghai, has not presented new work in China for two decades.
The Queensland Symphony, which lacks a music director, will be in the pit.
The conductor is Philippe Auguin. Full cast here.