Das Rheingold

Melbourne Opera proudly presents a brand new production of Wagner’s Das Rheingold – Part One of The Ring of the Nibelung.  The first independent production of The Ring in Australia since 1913.

Production Details

February 3, 5, 7th, 2021.
Regent Theatre, Melbourne.
Running Time:
2 hours 30 minutes, no interval.

Composer: Richard Wagner.
Conductor: Anthony Negus & David Kram.
Director: Suzanne Chaundy.
Starring: Warwick Fyfe, Eddie Muliaumaseali’i, Simon Meadows, James Egglestone, Jason Wasley, Darcy Carroll, Sarah Sweeting, Adrian Tamburini, Lee Abrahmsen, Steven Gallop, Michael Lapina, Roxane Hislop, Rebecca Rashleigh, Louise Keast & Karen Van Spall.

 Melbourne Opera continues its Wagner cycle with a new production of the first of his Das Ring des Nibelungen operas, Das Rheingold, at the Regent Theatre.

Eminent international Wagnerian Maestro Anthony Negus returns to conduct, after his great successes of Tristan and Isolde (for which he won the 2018 Green Room Conducting Award) and The Flying Dutchman, leading a superb all-Australian cast featuring Warwick Fyfe, Simon Meadows, James Egglestone, Lee Abrahmsen and Roxane Hislop, and Eddie Muliaumaseali’i, and many more.

M.O’s recent productions of Norma, The Flying Dutchman, Rossini’s Otello, Tristan and Isolde, Lohengrin, Tannhäuser and Rienzi have all received critical and popular acclaim.  This new production is directed by Suzanne Chaundy and designed by Andrew Bailey, the acclaimed designer of the Flying Dutchman.

Sung in German with English surtitles.

Dates and Tickets

Stop Press! Thanks to the relaxing of restrictions, Melbourne Opera is pleased to announce new Covid safe seats are now available for all performances of Das Rheingold. As this new independent production was almost sold out, this is great news for Wagner lovers! Be quick, 3 shows only Feb 3, 5, 7 at the Regent Theatre.

February 3

Regent Theatre

February 5

Regent Theatre

February 7

Regent Theatre

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Cast & Crew


Wotan (1, 3) — Warwick Fyfe
Wotan (2, regional) — Eddie Muliaumaseali’i
Fricka —  Sarah Sweeting
Freia — Lee Abrahmsen
Erda — Roxane Hislop
Alberich — Simon Meadows
Mime — Michael Lapina
Fasolt — Adrian Tamburini
Fafner — Steven Gallop
Froh — Jason Wasely
Woglinde — Rebecca Rashleigh
Wellgunde — Louise Keast
Flosshilde —  Karen van Spall
Donner — Darcy Carroll
Loge — James Egglestone


Conductor — Anthony Negus & David Kram.
Director —  Suzanne Chaundy.
Designer — Andrew Bailey.
Company Manager — Robbie McPhee.

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