In an announcement which comes as no surprise at all, Opera Australia together with the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Opera Queensland (OQ), Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) and Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) has confirmed their ambitious Brisbane season of The Ring Cycle and Verdi’s Aida will be postponed until late-2021. The reason, which should come as little surprise, is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has added an unprecedented level of uncertainty in the arts and culture industries.
Originally scheduled for November 2020, the series of performances will not run from 29 October 2021 until 20 November 2021. The four performances in The Ring Cycle (Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung) will be performed in three cycles spanning eight days: 29 October – 4 November, 6 November – 12 November, and 14 November – 20 November. As before, limited tickets will be available to individual performances, with many available as part of whole-cycle sets.
Those interested in attending Aida will be able to see the show in the Lyric Theatre on the following November dates where The Ring Cycle isn’t being performed: 3rd, 5th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 17th and 19th.
Current tickets to both The Ring Cycle and Aida will remain valid for the rescheduled dates. All patrons will have the opportunity to transfer their tickets to 2021 or request a full refund if they are unable to attend next year.
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