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Simone Young conducts Das Rheingold

16 - 18 November 2023

In the Concert Hall

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Classical Music

Wagner’s extraordinary music comes to life as the Sydney Symphony’s Chief Conductor Simone Young conducts the first instalment of the Ring Cycle in a rare concert performance.

An Opera in Concert

Wagner’s extraordinary vision would take pages to describe – it should only be experienced, and ideally, as a purely musical performance.

A groundbreaking music drama that took Wagner twenty-six years to complete, the Ring Cycle is an epic through and through. Das Rheingold, the first in the four-opera cycle, sets the tone for the story – a cosmic struggle between Norse gods, heroes and mythical creatures over a cursed ring that bestows world domination.

These performances mark the start of a landmark multi-year project presenting the complete Ring Cycle in concert, led by Sydney Symphony’s Chief Conductor Simone Young, internationally acclaimed for her mastery of Wagner’s music. This is a rare chance to hear Wagner’s masterpiece piece in Sydney, and will be its first performances here in more than twenty years.

In a pure musical experience, our Orchestra and the finest Wagnerian singers from Australia and Europe appear together on stage – free to unleash Wagner’s dramatic and deeply felt sound in all its awesome power. All in the rich acoustic of the Concert Hall.

In a word, unforgettable.

WAGNER Das Rheingold

SIMONE YOUNG conductor

SAMANTHA CLARKE Woglinde             
MARGARET PLUMMER Flosshilde        
WOLFGANG KOCH Wotan              
MICHAELA SCHUSTER Fricka              
FALK STRUCKMANN Alberich           
JUD ARTHUR Fafner              
SIMON MEADOWS Fasolt              
ELEANOR LYONS Freia                
NOA BEINART Erda                
STEVE DAVISLIM Loge                
SIMON O'NEILL Froh                
SAMUEL DUNDAS Donner            
ANDREW GOODWIN Mime               

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