Der Ring des Nibelungen
12 February > 17 March 2019
Opera
Grand Théâtre de Genève

Der Ring des Nibelungen

Stage festival play in three days preceded by a Vorabend (preliminary evening) by Richard Wagner
Libretto by the composer. The first performance as a cycle opened the first Bayreuth Festival in 1876.

Reprise of the production by Dieter Dorn & Jürgen Rose (2012-13 & 2013-14)

Sung in German with English and French surtitles


Das Rheingold

Vorabend in 4 scenes of Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner

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Die Walküre

First day in 3 acts of Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner

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Siegfried

Second day in 3 acts of Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner

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Götterdämmerung

Third day in a prologue and 3 acts of Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner

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3 complete cycles

Cycle 1
Das Rheingold: 12 February 2019 7:30PM
Die Walküre: 13 February 2019 6PM
Siegfried: 15 February 2019 6PM
Götterdämmerung: 17 February 2019 3PM

Cycle 2
Das Rheingold: 5 March 2019 7:30PM
Die Walküre: 6 March 2019 6PM
Siegfried: 8 March 2019 6PM
Götterdämmerung: 10 March 2019 3PM

Cycle 3
Das Rheingold: 12 March 2019 7:30PM
Die Walküre: 13 March 2019 6PM
Siegfried: 15 March 2019 6PM
Götterdämmerung: 17 March 2019 3PM

Ring Cycle Ticket from Fr. 104.- to Fr. 824.-

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Beyond Geneva’s borders, nobody has yet forgotten the Ring Cycle of the duo Dieter Dorn and Jürgen Rose. Far from a speculative interpretation, this production constitutes a return to the roots that go right back to the classical theatre. On a bare stage a highly credible story develops, which could even portray Richard Wagner as a teacher. However, behind this very obvious minimalism, magic comes into play and the myth remains intact. The return to the place de Neuve will be marked by the resumption of this emblematic production created on the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of the "Sorcerer of Bayreuth". It has been very widely acclaimed by the international press, in spite of some unfavourable critics who, rather than the epic theatre of Brecht, prefer the Regietheater, whose productions stray from the narrative, in order to embrace some more philosophical or ideological themes. Why is it that so many people in Europe are awaiting the return of this Ring to the stage at the place de Neuve? Starting from the Old Norse and Germanic myths, Wagner wrote this theatrical festival in one prologue and 3 days. He achieved a so-called "complete work of art" (Gesamtkunstwerk), based on the Greek tragedy and the events, which took place in 1848. By portraying these basic myths on stage, which still vindicate today’s social hierarchy, Richard Wagner wanted to revive Greek tragedy, which he considered as "what is most profound and most noble in the collective consciousness." The portrayal of the four parts of the Der Ring des Nibelungen in one week, or about 16 hours of music, remains a unique achievement that happens rarely in one lifetime.

Musical Director Georg Fritzsch
Stage Director Dieter Dorn
Set & costumes Designer Jürgen Rose
Dramaturgy Hans-Joachim Ruckhäberle
Lighting Designer Tobias Löffler
Body Expression Heinz Wanitschek
Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus
Director Alan Woodbridge  
 
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande   

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Feb 2019
Tuesday 12 |  7:30 pm
Tickets Fr. 37.- to Fr. 123.-
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Last places available

Das Rheingold

Wednesday 13 |  6 pm

Die Walküre

Friday 15 |  6 pm

Siegfried

Sunday 17 |  3 pm

Götterdämmerung

Mar 2019
Tuesday 5 |  7:30 pm
Tickets Fr. 37.- to Fr. 212.-

Das Rheingold

Wednesday 6 |  6 pm

Die Walküre

Friday 8 |  6 pm

Siegfried

Sunday 10 |  3 pm

Götterdämmerung

Tuesday 12 |  7:30 pm
Tickets Fr. 37.- to Fr. 242.-

Das Rheingold

Wednesday 13 |  6 pm

Die Walküre

Friday 15 |  6 pm

Siegfried

Sunday 17 |  3 pm

Götterdämmerung


Performances take place at the Place de Neuve.