Gold, Glanz und Götter

Premiere 10.09.2023

  • Parcours, start in the foyer
  • Interesting for people from 12+

Research project in the belly of the theatre

The struggle for the Rheingold, which promises eternal power, is the driving force behind Richard Wagner's 'Ring des Nibelungen'. The directing duo Hans-Werner Kroesinger and Regine Dura are among the most important representatives of contemporary documentary theatre. They take the socio-political implications of Wagner's work as the starting point for an investigative examination of Basel's centres of power and finance. In an underground parcours through places of the theatre that are normally closed to the public, unexpected perspectives on our supposedly familiar city open up.

Together with musicians of the Sinfonieorchester Basel, 'Ring' conductor Jonathan Nott introduces the musical structures and presents the most important leitmotifs.

  • Rehearsal Centre Picassoplatz
  • 22.8.2023, 7:30 pm
  • Collection

The 'Ring' in short form: Ansi Verwey presents the opera cycle on the piano. A one-woman show for everyone who loves, hates, knows or wants to discover Wagner.

  • Small Stage
  • 29.8.2023, 8pm
  • CHF 40.-
  • Thank you! With the kind support of Theaterverein Basel

In an introduction followed by a visit to a final rehearsal, the directing team will give an insight into the new productions of 'Das Rheingold' and 'Die Walküre'.

  • 'Das Rheingold', Foyer, 4.9.2023, 6:30 p.m.
  • 'Die Walküre', Foyer, 11.9.2023, 6:30 p.m.
  • CHF 10.-

On four Thursday evenings, Basel director and performer Marcel Schwald and dramaturge Jonas Gillmann invite artists from the festival and other guests to a late-night talk. The evening will be musically accompanied by Les Reines Prochaines.

  • in the theatre café
  • 14/21/28 September and 5 October 2023, 9:30 p.m.
  • Free admission

Together with the dramaturgy, Basel's Kulturhaus Bider & Tanner has curated the book table for our plays for many years. Now this selection of books, CDs, DVDs, catalogues or even sheet music can be accessed at any time in the online shop. It's worth browsing regularly.

Book table

After more than 40 years, 'The Ring' is returning to Theater Basel. In the autumns of 2023 and 2024, the premières of 'Das Rheingold', 'Die Walküre', 'Siegfried' and 'Götterdämmerung' will be accompanied by a festival lasting several weeks with commissioned works, discussion series, late-night formats and other events that take their own perspectives on the diverse thematic complexes of 'Der Ring'.


  • Sun 10.09.


  • Tue 12.09.

  • Thu 14.09.

  • Fri 15.09.

  • Mon 18.09.

  • Wed 20.09.

  • Thu 21.09.

  • Sun 01.10.

  • Sun 08.10.

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