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The Ring Cycle / Grand Théâtre Genève

Jean-Claude Riber wanted to create a world outside of human possibilities – mysterious, emotional, and unfathomable. Svoboda conceived The Rhine Gold as a saga about the origin of the universe. The principle he used was a “proembryonic egg or cell”. He built a series of enormous concentric, prospectively decreasing in size, ellipses on the stage, which gradually close and metamorphose into cliffs, flames, trees, and figures with the help of projections of the macrostructures of minerals, plants, and so forth. In the last scene of The Twilight of the Gods, following the fire in Valhalla, the upper section of a torn apart ellipsoid was lowered down onto the stage from the fly loft (where it had been pulled up during the first opera in the cycle), but it did not reconnect with its lower section – the original balance of the world had been disrupted.

Richard Wagner: THE RING CYCLE / L’ANNEAU DU NIBELUNG
Grand Théâtre Genève
director: Jean-Claude Riber

L´OR DU RHIN
premiere: 16. 1. 1975
conductor: Gerd Albrecht
costume designer: Yasmin Bozin
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LA WALKYRIE
premiere: 22. 1. 1976
conductor: Berislav Klobučar 
costume designer: Yasmin Bozin
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SIEGFRIED
premiere: 10. 6. 1976
conductor: Peter Maag 
costume designer: Jarmila Konečná
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LE CRÉPUSCULE DES DIEUX
premiere: 19. 5. 1977
conductor: Peter Maag 
costume designer: Jarmila Konečná
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