Der Ring des Nibelungen
Three cycles from 11 May to 2 June 2024
A group of people meet a grand piano on an empty stage, a note is struck, and slowly a world of fantasy, longing and intoxication unfolds, captivating everyone and fusing them into a community. This is how DAS RHEINGOLD, directed by Stefan Herheim, begins, true to Wagner's core idea of creating a modern equivalent to the community-building power of Greek theatre. On the four evenings, Herheim creates an arc that leads through stations in the performance history and finally into the foyer of the Deutsche Oper with its cloud sculpture.