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This week Opera Australia Ring Leaders received their priority booking forms for the 2013 Melbourne RING.
Dates for the three cycles are as follows:
DAS RHEINGOLD Monday, 18th November 2013
DIE WALKURE Wednesday, 20th November 2013
SIEGRIED Friday, 22nd November 2013
GOTTERDAMMERUNG Monday, 25th November 2013
DAS RHEINGOLD Wednesday, 27th November 2013
DIE WALKURE Friday, 29th November 2013
SIEGRIED Monday, 2nd December 2013
GOTTERDAMMERUNG Wednesday, 4th December 2013
DAS RHEINGOLD Friday, 6th December 2013
DIE WALKURE Monday, 9th December 2013
SIEGRIED Wednesday, 11th December 2013
GOTTERDAMMERUNG Friday, 13th December 2013
Ticket prices are as have been previously announced.
Premium Reserve $2,000 per seat
A Reserve $1,600 per seat
B Reserve $1,200 per seat
C Reserve $1000 per seat
Ring Leaders have until the 30th March to submit the ticket applications and pay for the tickets. They can be paid in 2 instalments only by credit card – the first now, and the second on the 1st October 2012 for an additional fee of $40.
Ring Leaders who book now wil be advised of their Cycle and seating reserve by the 14th May 2012, and seat numbers will be advised by the 30th November 2012. Tickets will be mailed in July 2013.
Most surprisingly (no, astoundingly !), payment is expected without any further information on the production or casting being provided. This is hardly the way to treat audience members who have contributed several thousand dollars extra to support the RING project !
Yesterday morning, Artistic Director of Opera Australia announced his first season of opera for Melbourne for 2012.
The Autumn Season operas are:
Puccini’s TURANDOT director – Graeme Murphy
Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE director – Julie Taymor (NEW PRODUCTION)
Rossini’s BARBER OF SEVILLE director – Elijah Moshinsky
Lehar’s THE MERRY WIDOW director – Giles Havergal (NEW PRODUCTION)
The Spring Season operas are:
Strauss’ SALOME director Gale Edwards (NEW PRODUCTION)
Donizetti’s LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR director – John Doyle (NEW PRODUCTION)
Puccini’s MADAME BUTTERFLY director – Moffat Oxenbould
Rogers and Hammersteins’ SOUTH PACIFIC director – Bartlett Sher (NEW PRODUCTION)
Lyndon Terracini finally breaks the mould of a formulaic season of tired old revivals padded with Gilbert and Sullivan with this program, with 5 productions new to Melbourne, all with something new and exciting to offer.
The new MAGIC FLUTE is a production first staged by the Metropolitan Opera, New York in 2004 to great critical acclaim and will be sung in English (again breaking with recent tradition) hoping to entice a new and younger potential audience.
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR will star Emma Matthews as Lucia in a co-production with La Fenice Venice and Houston Grand Opera. The modernistic production features minimalistic sets with atmospheric clouds and lighting.
After a planning process of several years, and waiting for the availability of Teddy Tahu Rhodes, SOUTH PACIFIC will be seen in the Bartlett production from the Lincoln Centre in New York.
The 3 revival operas are amongst the best staged and entertaining operas in the OA repertoire, and highly regarded by the Public. All in all, a season of excitement , drama, and great flair.