The Ring Hits Gold

South Australia's State Opera put on a stunning performance of Wagner's Der Ring des Niebelungen (Ring Cycle) late last year (2004), which I was priviliged to watch.

I am delighted to see that the operas have been nominated for 11 Helpmann Awards (whatever they are). I especially concur with the nominations of John Wegner and Lisa Gasteen, playing Alberich and Brunnhilde – they really were marvellous.

Well done, all.

Footnote: in at the deep end as usual, this was my first experience of live opera – all 13 hours of it.