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15.08.2021 16:00 (CEST)

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Der Ring des Nibelungen: Siegfried (Marek Janowski, Frank Castorf)

Frank Castorf’s staging of the Ring, premiered in 2013 and filmed in 2016, provoked controversy right from the beginning. For Castorf, the Rheingold of our days is oil; thus he places the first part of the tetralogy at a gas station on Route 66. Die Walküre is situated in Baku, Azerbaijan, which was seized by the Bolsheviks in 1920 for its oil, whereas Siegfried takes place in a socialist equivalent of Mount Rushmore and at Berlin’s Alexanderplatz. Götterdämmerung is set somewhere in the GDR, ending up at New York’s stock exchange. Whilst Castorf’s staging polarized, Marek Janowski’s musical reading was unanimously praised, as was the excellent cast including in this opera Stefan Vinke (Siegfried), Andreas Conrad (Mime), John Lundgren (Der Wanderer), Catherine Foster (Brünnhilde), Karl-Heinz Lehner (Fafner) and Nadine Weissmann (Erda).

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Richard Wagner: Siegfried

Music Director: Marek Janowski
Stage Director: Frank Castorf
Stage Design: Aleksandar Denić
Costumes: Adriana Braga Peretzki
Lighting: Rainer Casper
Video: Andreas Deinert, Jens Crull

Siegfried: Stefan Vinke
Mime: Andreas Conrad
Der Wanderer: John Lundgren
Alberich: Albert Dohmen
Fafner: Karl-Heinz Lehner
Erda: Nadine Weissmann
Brünnhilde: Catherine Foster
Waldvogel: Ana Durlovski

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