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Der Ring des Nibelungen

By Necati Öziri
Staging: Christopher Rüping
 

Richard Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung is a monster, full of otherworldly music and deep-seated hatred, full of fervent storms of love and hardcore racism, full of a deep reverence for nature and for Darwin’s blood ideology. Should it even continue to be performed today? No, not necessarily. Nevertheless, even if the Ring were to disappear into the depths of the archives, never to be performed again, it would be difficult to undo the influence this megalomaniacal work has had.
It is however possible to correct it!

Author Necati Öziri has written just such a “correction” of the Ring, in which the stories that Wagner withheld are finally told. Musicians Black Cracker and Jonas Holle have assembled an orchestra of independent musicians, countering Wagner’s one-man show with a polyphonic work, and director Christopher Rüping is finally turning his hand to opera! Hojotoho!

The staging's music, produced by the artists Born In Flamez, Gil Schneider, Isa GT, Ixa, Legion Seven, Leo Luchini, P.A. Hülsenbeck and Simonne Jones, who have joined forces as The Ring Orchestra, was released on February 25, 2022 digitally and on April 1 as a double-LP. For more information on the project and to listen and order, visit the following link:

The Ring Orchestra LP

Staging
Christopher Rüping
Text
Necati Öziri
Set Design
Jonathan Mertz
Costume design
Lene Schwind
Costume design cooperation
Ulf Brauner
Music
Black Cracker, Jonas Holle, Born In Flamez, Gil Schneider, Isa GT, Ixa Psyborg, Legion Seven, Leo Luchini, Philipp Hülsenbeck, Simonne Jones
Light
Gerhard Patzelt
Video
Emma Lou Herrmann (Live Video)
Dramaturgy
Katinka Deecke
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Audience Development
Silvan Gisler
Touring & International Relations
Sonja Hildebrandt
Production Assistance
Leila Vidal-Sephiha / Josephine Scheibe
Stage design assistance
Karl Dietrich
Costume design assistance
Miriam Schliehe / Naïma Alissa Trabelsi
Production intern
Rosa-Lin Meessen
Samira Agoropoulos
Costume design intern
Valeria Ballek
Inspection
Dayen Tuskan
Soufflage
Katja Weppler
Text translation
Anna Galt
Translation rehearsals
Alain Angehrn / Lux Züst
Surtitle Translation
Sinikka Weber
Surtitle Riders
PANTHEA
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Supported by Förder Circle Schauspielhaus

  • ca. 3 hours 30mins, one interval included
  • World premiere: 28 January 2022, Pfauen
  • 🛈 Introduction 30min before the play on 29 July.
    In addition, all audio introductions can be found online on our Soundcloud account.
Introduciton to the staging by dramaturge Katinka Deecke: below this text.
Introduction to Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen by video artist Emma Lou Herrmann, author Necati Öziri and director Christopher Rüping: below in the gallery.
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Image gallery & Videos

Bits on Pieces
More texts and contexts related to our stagings in the theatre’s journal.
The Ring Orchestra:
Eight Statements

When Black Cracker was asked if he wanted to take on the responsibility for the music in the new Ring des Nibelungen together with Jonas Holle, he quickly said that he wanted to spread this task between more people. Eight musicians answered his call and joined the process: The Ring Orchestra. The eight orchestra musicians have each written a statement about the project and their work on it and you can read them here, next to listening to their compositions. 

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Die Autorin Seraina Kobler hat sich Der Ring des Nibelungen in der Inszenierung von Christopher Rüping angesehen und für das Schauspielhaus Journal darüber geschrieben. Entstanden ist ein Text, der unter anderem, bevor er fragend endet, über Erinnerungen an die Heimatstadt und den Zusammenhang von Wagner und dem Club sinniert. 

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Directors Talk:
Christopher Rüping and
Alexander Giesche

With the series Directors Talk you can bring our in-house directors Alexander Giesche, Suna Gürler, Trajal Harrell, Yana Ross, Christopher Rüping, Nicolas Stemann, Wu Tsang, and co-artistic director Benjamin von Blomberg along with you into the productions of the 2021/22 season in eight conversations. During the second lockdown they met on Zoom to talk about here, now, and tomorrow, mainly in pairs and once round-robin. The conversations are part of the season preview, which presents the 2021/2022 season and is available now in all our venues, as well as free to order online.

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Directors Talk:
Trajal Harrell and
Christopher Rüping

With the series Directors Talk you can bring our in-house directors Alexander Giesche, Suna Gürler, Trajal Harrell, Yana Ross, Christopher Rüping, Nicolas Stemann, Wu Tsang, and co-artistic director Benjamin von Blomberg along with you into the productions of the 2021/22 season in eight conversations. During the second lockdown they met on Zoom to talk about here, now, and tomorrow, mainly in pairs and once round-robin. The conversations are part of the season preview, which presents the 2021/2022 season and is available now in all our venues, as well as free to order online.

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