Get a taste of Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle without committing to the whole thing

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In an exciting turn of events, Opera Australia has started selling individual tickets for each opera in the Brisbane Ring Cycle. This gives audiences a chance to experience the magic of Wagner’s epic masterpiece without the necessity of committing to the full 15-hour performance. You can now purchase tickets for each of the individual operas that collectively make up Der Ring des Nibelungen or the Ring Cycle. This new production is exclusive to Brisbane and will premiere at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on Friday, December 1, 2023.

Previously, tickets were only available as complete packages of all four operas. This new ticketing approach allows you to attend one or more performances, rather than requiring a week-long commitment for the entire Cycle.

Each of the four operas – Gods, Giants, Dragons, and Dwarves – are extraordinary works in their own right, filled with fantastical tales and mystical forces. They each stand as pinnacles of the artform, but when combined, they create one of the greatest artistic masterpieces of all time.

The Ring Cycle is presented in partnership with the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council, and in collaboration with Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Opera Queensland and Dancenorth. This event features the best of Queensland’s brilliant musical and performing talent.

Die-hard Ring fans from around the world are set to converge on Brisbane to experience this brand-new, fully digital production. The availability of single tickets will now offer new audiences easier access to this cutting-edge version of one of the most significant works in the opera repertoire.

Now, ticket buyers can create their own unique package, allowing them to view more than one production and mix and match dates across the three-week season. Tickets to the individual Ring operas start at $165, and bookings of two or more performances qualify buyers for a discounted rate.

In addition to the Ring Cycle, December will also see Opera Australia and Opera Queensland present Aida, staged on the nights between the Ring operas. This highly acclaimed staging of Verdi’s renowned classic was the first production in the world to revolutionise opera with digital screens. Tickets for the Brisbane season of Aida are available separately.

The Ring Cycle Brisbane is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane City Council through the Brisbane Economic Development Agency, and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to experience the magic of the Brisbane Ring Cycle. Get your tickets now at or call 136 246

So, are you ready to embark on an exhilarating adventure with gods, giants, dragons, and dwarves?