A Tantalizing Look At the Melbourne Ring: Rheindaughter As Showgirl

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 28 October 2013 | 3:33:00 am

Lorina Gore, as Rhinedaughter, backstage  Ring cycle in Melbourne.

“I don’t necessarily want to create the kind of traditional fantasy that people are accustomed to seeing on stage. I create pictures of a world that we know and we live in.” Costume designer Alice Babidge

Opera houses are renowned, with the odd exception, of keeping a tight-lid on what their future productions may look like. This seems to be especially so with new Ring cycles where even the insidious tentacles of the NSA seem unable to penetrate. They may be able to access Merckel's personal mobile phone to discover her Candy Crush score but not even the central members of "Five Eyes" seemed to have any idea what shape the Lepage Ring would take.

With this in mind, it should come as some surprise that OA has released the following backstage glimpse of the costumes for their up and coming Melbourne ring.

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But while you are contemplating your reply you might want to pop over to the Melbourne Ring's blog where costume designer Alice Babidge discusses her designs. Click here. Highly recommended



All Photos: Keith Saunders