The Rhine on the Theatre Square
As a symbol of exploited nature, the Rhine plays a central role in the 'Ring'. The electronic composer Matthew Herbert brings the water of the Rhine to the Theaterplatz, sounding and in various states of aggregation. The sounds from the river mix with singing from the choir and extra choir of Theater Basel as well as amateur choirs from the surrounding area. The choral performance is the prelude to Wagner's 'Rheingold', with which the cycle begins.
'Rheinklang - Ein Chorritual' can be experienced before every performance of 'Das Rheingold'.
'Rheinklang – Ein Chorritual' can be seen on Theaterplatz before every performance of 'Das Rheingold'.
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
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, 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.
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'.