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Neil Armfield to Direct Houston Grand Opera and Opera Australia's Ring Cycle

Neil Armfield
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Neil Armfield will direct Wagner's complete Der Ring des Nibelungen, in a co-production from Houston Grand Opera (HGO) and Opera Australia, which will be presented at HGO over the course of four seasons beginning in 2014. Patrick Summers will serve as music director. No casting has been announced.

Armfield directed the 2009 Broadway production of Exit the King. He has helmed numerous HGO productions, and will direct the company's upcoming production of Peter Grimes.

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