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“Ring” Night

Wotan sits things out politically and gambles away everything that is dear to him. “The ‘Ring’ is a description of the terrible perversion of society, which is rooted in this preservation of power, the mechanisms of a strong state and the opposition”, this is how Patrice Chéreau, director of the Ring of the Century, describes his interpretation of Richard Wagner’s tetralogy. Patrice Chéreau and Pierre Boulez on the conductor’s podium set standards in the “Bayreuth Workshop” with their interpretation and created the “Ring of the Century” at the end of the 1970s. No interpretation before told the criminal structures of the family saga as brilliantly and precisely as this one. For the first time since the last curtain in 1980, this production can be seen again on free TV – on Friday, August 6, in the big “Ring” night on ARD-alpha and afterwards here as video on demand (for legal reasons, the videos are only available in Germany).

  • Maximilian Maier und Gabriele Schnaut

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    Introduction to the Century Ring: “Ring Ring Ring” – loops and legends in Bayreuth

    This year there will be no major operas on stage in Bayreuth. The empty Festspielhaus will be used for a big video art action. Maximilian Maier also goes on a search for traces of the past: How does the “Century Ring” by Patrice Chéreau still have an effect today? Soprano Gabriele Schnaut and tenor Siegfried Jerusalem, among others, are featured in the report.

    Image: BR/Maximilian Maier

    Introduction to the Century Ring: “Ring Ring Ring” – loops and legends in Bayreuth

  • Wagner Rheingold Jahrhundertring Chereau Boulez Bayreuther Festspiele 1980

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    “Das Rheingold” with Pierre Boulez and Patrice Chéreau from 1980

    Director Patrice Chéreau and conductor Pierre Boulez set standards with their interpretation in the “Bayreuth Workshop” and created the “Century Ring” at the end of the 1970s. In the “Rheingold”, the eve of Wagner’s tetralogy “The Ring of the Nibelung”, Donald McIntyre as Wotan and Siegfried Jerusalem as Froh can be experienced.

    “Das Rheingold” with Pierre Boulez and Patrice Chéreau from 1980

  • Wagner Walküre Jahrhundertring Chereau Boulez Bayreuther Festspiele 1980

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    “Die Walküre” with Pierre Boulez and Patrice Chéreau from 1980

    Director Patrice Chéreau and conductor Pierre Boulez set standards with their interpretation in the “Bayreuth Workshop” and created the “Century Ring” at the end of the 1970s. In the “Walküre”, the first day of Wagner’s tetralogy “Der Ring des Nibelungen”, Peter Hofmann as Siegmund and Gwyneth Jones as Brünhilde can be experienced.

    “Die Walküre” with Pierre Boulez and Patrice Chéreau from 1980

  • Siegfried Jahrhundertring Chereau Boulez Bayreuther Festspiele 1980

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    “Siegfried” with Pierre Boulez and Patrice Chéreau from 1980

    Director Patrice Chéreau and conductor Pierre Boulez set standards with their interpretation in the “Bayreuth Workshop” and created the “Century Ring” at the end of the 1970s. In “Siegfried”, the second day of Wagner’s tetralogy “The Ring of the Nibelung”, Manfred Jung in the title role and Ortrun Wenkel as Erda can be experienced.

    “Siegfried” with Pierre Boulez and Patrice Chéreau from 1980

  • Wagner Götterdämmerung Jahrhundertring Chereau Boulez Bayreuther Festspiele 1980

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    “Götterdämmerung” with Pierre Boulez and Patrice Chéreau from 1980

    Director Patrice Chéreau and conductor Pierre Boulez set standards with their interpretation in the “Bayreuth Workshop” and created the “Century Ring” at the end of the 70s. Hermann Brecht as Alberich and Fritz Hübner as Hagen can be seen in the “Götterdämmerung”, the third day and last part of Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” (The Ring of the Nibelung).

    “Götterdämmerung” with Pierre Boulez and Patrice Chéreau from 1980

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