A multimedia project of the Bayreuth Festival, realized by BF Medien GmbH
with the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation
Overall artistic direction: Prof. Katharina Wagner
Curator and program guide: Dr. Marie Luise Maintz
The Bayreuth Festival is preparing a special event with „Ring 20.21“: The performances of the „Walküre“ in the Festspielhaus, designed by the action artist Hermann Nitsch, will be framed by commissioned works in various artistic genres that mirror, comment on, continue or make it possible to experience all parts of the „Ring des Nibelungen“ in a new way. A musical theater for „Das Rheingold–Immer noch Loge“, which reveals a few surprises, opens in the Festspielpark with a composition by Gordon Kampe based on the libretto by Paulus Hochgatterer, staged and realized with puppets by Nikolaus Habjan. In a multimedia work by Jay Scheib, the audience can put themselves in the shoes of „Siegfried“ and fight the dragon. An installation on „Götterdämmerung“ by the Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota will conclude the cycle in the Festspielpark in a way that is as filigree as it is overwhelming and visionary.