Praise for Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle

“As moving as anything I’ve experienced Pietari Inkinen and Opera Australia’s Ring"

November 26th 2013 -


In Opera Australia’s first ever production of the Ring Cycle, Finnish conductor Pietari Inkinen pairs with director Neil Armfield to create this critically acclaimed production of Wagner’s epic opera. This third ever Ring Cycle in Australia’s history has been met with the highest acclamation from the international press and described as “…theatrically enthralling, conceptually provoking, and visually gorgeous…“ (Sydney Morning Herald).

Praise for Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle

“Though Ring cycles have proliferated throughout this Wagner bicentenary year, Opera Australia's is rather special.” - The Guardian

“Musically rich, theatrically enthralling, conceptually provoking, and visually gorgeous, this is an auspicious start to Melbourne's first Ring since 1913.” - Sydney Morning Herald

“The Melbourne Ring Orchestra, under the baton of Pietari Inkinen, is simply marvellous and drew out a multitude of colours across the four nights.” - Herald Sun

”…Armfield and Inkinen work hand-in-hand to reveal, in the midst of this vast epic, a simple honest humanity as moving as anything I’ve experienced.” - Limelight