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Rebecca Ringst

Rebecca Ringst ​was born in Berlin, where she is still living. She studied stage and costume design with Andreas Reinhardt at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden. She was graduated in 2002. Additional studies in video arts led her to Barcelona’s Escola Superior de Disseny.  

Rebecca Ringst’s collaboration with the Spanish director Calixto Bieito began in 2006, initially as video artist, later on as set designer. In a close artistic partnership they have shared responsibility for many productions all over Europe, both for opera and drama, including Freiburg Theatre (De Falla’s La vida breve), Theater Basle (Don Carlos, Aida, From the House of the Dead), Bavarian State Opera Munich (Fidelio, Boris Godunov, La Juive), English National Opera (The Force of Destiny, Fidelio), Nørske Opera (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Nationaltheatret Oslo (Hamsun’s Mysteries), Zurich Opera (Die Soldaten, The Fiery Angel, L’incoronazione di Poppea), Stuttgart State Opera (Der fliegende Holländer), Opéra de Paris (Lear), Vlaamse Opera Antwerp/Ghent (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Lady Macbeth of Mzensk, Tannhäuser, Parra’s Les Bienveillantes), Komische Oper Berlin (Bluebeard’s Castle, Die Gezeichneten), Nuremberg State Theatre (Turandot), Saxonian State Opera Dresden (Moses and Aron, Le Grand macabre) and Theater an der Wien (Mendelssohn’s Elias).

Several productions were later on transferred to other opera houses. Tannhäuser moved on to Stadttheater Berne, Teatro La Fenice Venice and Leipzig Opera House, Reimann’s Lear to Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten to Komische Oper Berlin and Teatro Real Madrid, From the House of the Dead to Nuremberg and the Janáček Festival Brno. Rebecca Ringst’s partnership with Calixto Bieito is currently continued with Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Opéra de Paris, to be completed in November 2020.

Rebecca Ringst was Opernwelt’s Designer of the Year for Der Rosenkavalier with Stefan Herheim in 2010. She was awarded with Norway’s Hedda Prize and Spain’s Premio Max.  2019 was marked by a second nomination as Designer of the Year, this time by the International OPERA AWARDS in London.

Collaborating with Barrie Kosky, she designed Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg for the Bayreuth Festival 2017, The Fiery Angel and Agrippina for the Bavarian State Opera. Agrippina moved on to London’s ROH Covent Garden.


Rebecca Ringst’s Calendar

January 2023

28.01.2023 / Georg Friedrich Händel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto / Nationale Opera, Amsterdam

28.01.2023 / Sergei Prokofiev: Krieg und Frieden / Magyar Allami Operahaz Budapest

31.01.2023 / Georg Friedrich Händel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto / Nationale Opera, Amsterdam

February 2023

01.02.2023 / Sergei Prokofiev: Krieg und Frieden / Magyar Allami Operahaz Budapest

02.02.2023 / Georg Friedrich Händel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto / Nationale Opera, Amsterdam

03.02.2023 / Sergei Prokofiev: Krieg und Frieden / Magyar Allami Operahaz Budapest

05.02.2023 / Georg Friedrich Händel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto / Nationale Opera, Amsterdam

05.02.2023 / Sergei Prokofiev: Krieg und Frieden / Magyar Allami Operahaz Budapest

08.02.2023 / Sergei Prokofiev: Krieg und Frieden / Magyar Allami Operahaz Budapest

10.02.2023 / Piotr I. Tschaikowski: Eugen Onegin / Opernhaus Zürich

12.02.2023 / Sergei Prokofiev: Krieg und Frieden / Magyar Allami Operahaz Budapest

16.02.2023 / Piotr I. Tschaikowski: Eugen Onegin / Opernhaus Zürich

19.02.2023 / Piotr I. Tschaikowski: Eugen Onegin / Opernhaus Zürich

20.02.2023 / Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Wiener Staatsoper

23.02.2023 / Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Wiener Staatsoper

24.02.2023 / Piotr I. Tschaikowski: Eugen Onegin / Opernhaus Zürich

26.02.2023 / Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Wiener Staatsoper

March 2023

01.03.2023 / Piotr I. Tschaikowski: Eugen Onegin / Opernhaus Zürich

April 2023

30.04.2023 / Dmitri Schostakowitsch: Lady Macbeth von Mzensk / Grand Théâtre de Genève

May 2023

02.05.2023 / Dmitri Schostakowitsch: Lady Macbeth von Mzensk / Grand Théâtre de Genève

04.05.2023 / Dmitri Schostakowitsch: Lady Macbeth von Mzensk / Grand Théâtre de Genève

06.05.2023 / Gustav Mahler: Von der Liebe Tod / Wiener Staatsoper

07.05.2023 / Dmitri Schostakowitsch: Lady Macbeth von Mzensk / Grand Théâtre de Genève

08.05.2023 / Gustav Mahler: Von der Liebe Tod / Wiener Staatsoper

09.05.2023 / Dmitri Schostakowitsch: Lady Macbeth von Mzensk / Grand Théâtre de Genève

11.05.2023 / Gustav Mahler: Von der Liebe Tod / Wiener Staatsoper

16.05.2023 / Gustav Mahler: Von der Liebe Tod / Wiener Staatsoper

July 2023

04.07.2023 / Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunow / Bayerische Staatsoper München

06.07.2023 / Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunow / Bayerische Staatsoper München

10.07.2023 / Claudio Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea / Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

12.07.2023 / Claudio Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea / Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

14.07.2023 / Claudio Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea / Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

17.07.2023 / Claudio Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea / Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

19.07.2023 / Claudio Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea / Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

21.07.2023 / Claudio Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea / Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona