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Der Ring des Nibelungen
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Der Ring des Nibelungen (1876)
  • by Richard Wagner
  • A Metropolitan Opera (New York) production in collaboration with Ex Machina Québec)
  • Designers
  • Director
    Robert Lepage
  • Assistant Director
    Neilson Vignola
  • Set Designer
    Carl Fillion
  • Costumes, wigs and make-up designer
    François Saint-Aubin
  • Lighting Designer
    Etienne Boucher
  • Video Artist (Das Rheingold & Die Walküre)
    Boris Firquet
  • Video Artist (Siegfried)
    Pedro Pires
  • Video Artist (Götterdämmerung)
    Lionel Arnould
  • Workshop performers
    Anne Barry, Geneviève Bérubé, Guillaume Chouinard, Daniel Desparois, Michael Duffy, Francis Durocher, François Isabelle, Andrea Legg, Guy Lessard, Jacinthe Pauzé Boisvert, Jenny Ritchie, Francis Roberge, Eric Robidoux, Martin Vaillancourt
  • Die Walküre, Act I - Shadow play shooting
    Chorégraphe des combats et interprète : Olivier Lunardi-Dussault
    Performers : Ella and Lily-Anne Barry-Brisson (twins), Geneviève Bérubé, Sébastien Fortin, Katrine Patry, Jacinthe Pauzé Boisvert, Francis Roberge, Jean-François Savard, Pascal Tremblay
  • Production
  • Artistic Consultant
    Rebecca Blankenship
  • Interactive Video Content Design
  • Initial Interactive Video Designer
    Holger Förterer
  • Additional Video Artists
    Die Walküre: Lionel Arnould, Jayel Draco
    Siegfried: Emmanuel Gatera, Antoine Rouleau, Benoit Robert
    Götterdämmerung: Stéphanie Bergeron Tremblay
  • Video Artist Advisor - Siegfried
    Robin Tremblay
  • Set Building
    Scène Éthique (Varennes, Québec) + Metropolitan Opera
  • Costume Production – Das Rheingold & prototypes
    Atelier de couture Sonya B.
  • Property Production
    Airbulle, Atelier Sylvain Racine, Boscus, Décors 3D, Paul Duval, Général Flight, Christian Hamel, Inventions Guité, Productions Yves Nicol, Théâtre de la Dame de cœur, Créations Fil lion, Tridim, Metropolitan Opera
  • Set Designer Assistants
    Anna Tusell Sanchez / Santiago Martos Gonzalez
  • Puppeteering Consultant - Siegfried & Götterdämmerung
    Martin Vaillancourt
  • Props Project Manager
    Stéphane Longpré
  • Rig & Safety Adviser
    Guy St-Amour (Productions Artefact)
  • SFX Integrator
    Philippe Jean (Les Ateliers numériques)
  • Automation Designer
    Tobie Horswill
  • Video Project Manager
    Catherine Guay
  • Lighting Assistants
    Valy Tremblay, David Lavallée, Julien Blais Savoie (Proluxon)
  • Costume Assistant
    Jessica Poirier-Chang
  • Costume project Manager
    Charline Boulerice
  • Rehearsal stage Manager
    Félix Dagenais
  • Musical Consultant
    Georges Nicholson
  • Technical Director
    Michel Gosselin (Production Les 13 Coups)
  • Technical Assistants
    Eric Gautron, Stanislas Élie
  • Head Rigger (Varennes)
    Alain Lambert, Guillaume Paquin
  • Production Manager
    Bernard Gilbert (Pôles magnétiques)
  • Production Assistant
    Viviane Paradis
  • Producer
    Michel Bernatchez
  • Producer Assistant
    Vanessa Landry-Claverie

Der Ring des Nibelungen


Der Ring des Nibelungen is one of the most ambitious works written for the Western stage. Created in 1876, this “scenic festival staged in a prologue and three days”, as Wagner named it, consists of four operas totalling more than fifteen hours of music. The invitation extended to Robert Lepage and Ex Machina by the New York Metropolitan Opera, to create a new production of this masterpiece, shows the high degree of recognition the company now enjoys.

In the legendary universe created by Wagner, the gods compete with giants and the Nibelungen; heroes alongside humans, who in the end of the tetralogy dominate the Earth. This story is influenced by Scandinavian, German and Greek mythologies. Thirsty for gold, power or love, the characters of the Ring provide a fertile ground for dramatic conflicts and universal archetypes.

Robert Lepage and the design team have started working on this project since the fall of 2006, through workshops, research, creation and development held mainly at La Caserne in Quebec City. Ex Machina’s Ring for the Metropolitan Opera will be presented during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, with presentation of the complete cycle in the spring of 2012.


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