The Ring cycle opens with this magnificent prelude.
In the space of a single, majestic, two-and-a-half-hour musical span, we are immersed in a struggle for power that alters the order of the universe and determines the course of the entire saga.
Spurned by the three beautiful Rhinemaidens, the Nibelung dwarf Alberich steals their gold and forges it into a ring that gives unlimited power to its wearer. When Wotan, the lord of the gods, steals the ring, Alberich curses it and all who wear it.
Internationally renowned for his interpretation of the role, Norwegian baritone Terje Stensvold is Wotan, Australian Wagnerian stalwart John Wegner plays the evil Alberich and English tenor Richard Berkeley-Steele is the wily Loge, god of fire.
Evenings at 7pm
November 18, 27, December 6
Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes.