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Richard Wagner's epic 1876 cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen (commonly referred to as the Ring Cycle) is rarely produced because of the sheer mammoth task and expense of the thing. So when Opera Australia tasked Neil Armfield with creating a new Australian version for their 2013 season, local 'Ring nuts' were pretty psyched. As it returns to stage in 2016, Time Out prepped a handy guide to get you up to speed, and then full reviews of each opera: Das Rheingold (The Rhinegold), Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), Siegfried, and finally Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods).