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In June 2019, eleven years after first being performed in its entirety at Müpa Budapest, the Ring tetralogy is returning in a revival that preserves Hartmut Schörghofer's acclaimed directorial concept, but which has been updated in several respects, with new choreographies, stage action and projected films for the audience to enjoy. This will be the second occasion for the audience to see this new and yet still familiar Ring.
'...The Nibelung myth […] served to reveal the original injustice out which an entire world of injustice grew and thereby came to destruction, and to teach us a lesson to recognise injustice, tear it out root and branch, and establish a just world in its place! "Continuing to work on my Nibelung, it came to me that it was not a certain phase of the development of the world that I had glimpsed, but instead I had recognised the essence of the world in its total and hopeless nothingness,' wrote Wagner. At the end of Götterdämmerung, audiences of the tetralogy witness a vision of the destruction of the earth, and yet are still filled with hope. This hope is unmistakably fed by the music itself, suggesting in the end the possibility of a new beginning.
The principal singers in the music drama, Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) and Iréne Theorin (Brünnhilde) are familiar from highly successful performances of the Ring from previous years. On the podium for the performance will be a conductor whose baton has led countless wonderful Wagnerian performances: the artistic director of the Budapest Wagner Days, Ádám Fischer.
A music drama in three acts (Updated version of the renowned production, in German, with surtitles projected in Hungarian and German).
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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Artistic director, conductor:
Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
dramaturgChristian Martin Fuchs †, Dr. Christian Baier
Costume and puppet designerCorinna Chrome
videoSzupermodern Filmstúdió Budapest
assistant to the choreographerDóra Asztalos
revival directorEtelka Polgár
orchestra rehearsed byJános Kovács
musical assistantsLászló Bartal