Christopher Rüping, Necati Öziri
Der Ring des Nibelungen
Theatre
Language German with English surtitles
Duration approx. 3 hours 30 min, including 1 interval
Prices EUR 15 / 25 / 38 / 45 / 50
Dates
1 June
Wednesday
Time 7pm
 
2 June
Thursday
Time 7pm
 
3 June
Friday
Time 7pm
 
© Sabina Boesch
© Sabina Boesch
© Sabina Boesch
© Sabina Boesch
© Sabina Boesch
© Sabina Boesch
  • Paper-free evening programme

    Please find an interview with Christopher Rüping here.

Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen is a monster of an opera. What to do with this gigantomaniac composition and its ideological implications? For his Wagner disaccord, author Necati Öziri, whose pieces seek to reassess the Western theatre canon, identifies the relations of oppression inherent in the work and contrasts the heroism with intimate yet powerful counter-narratives of protagonists who allow themselves to be vulnerable. Thus those who, in Wagner, have no voice find their own language and embark on a search for an ‘us’ that is not tantamount to the smallest common denominator. As music directors, Black Cracker and Jonas Holle have cast their Ring orchestra with eight contemporary pop musicians and arranged their counter-compositions to create an exceptional soundtrack to a polyphonic stage production. For the director Christopher Rüping, already a two-time recipient of the Nestroy Theatre Prize, his first ever exploration of the opera repertoire is also his first work to be presented to a Vienna audience. This new Ring explodes the Gesamtkunstwerk, allowing a diversity of perspectives to interact with one another.

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  • Artistic Team

    Direction Christopher Rüping Text Necati Öziri With Maja Beckmann, Black Cracker, Nils Kahnwald, Benjamin Lillie, Wiebke Mollenhauer, Matthias Neukirch, Necati Öziri, Steven Sowah, Yodit Tarikwa Stage design Jonathan Mertz Costumes Lene Schwind Collaboration costumes Ulf Brauner Musical Direction Black Cracker, Jonas Holle With music by Born In Flamez, Gil Schneider, Isa GT, Ixa Psybourg, Legion Seven, Leo Luchini, Philipp Hülsenbeck, Simonne Jones Lights Gerhard Patzelt Video Emma Lou Herrmann Dramaturgy Katinka Deecke Audience development Silvan Gisler Touring, International relations Sonja Hildebrandt Production assistance Josephine Scheibe, Leila Vidal-Sephiha Costumes assistance Naïma Alissa Trabelsi Stage design assistance Karl Dietrich Production intern Rosa-Lin Meesen Stage design intern Samira Agoropoulos Costumes intern Valeria Ballek Stage management Dayen Tuskan Prompts Katja Weppler Translation text Anna Galt (Panthea) Translation rehearsals Alain Angehrn / Lux Züst Overtitles production Naomi Boyce (Panthea)

  • Production

    Production Schauspielhaus Zürich Supported by Förder Circle des Schauspielhauses

    Premiere January 2022, Schauspielhaus Zürich

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