Götterdämmerung. Previously: Siegfried (2016), Die Walküre (2015), Das Rheingold (2014).
About the Artist:
Carlus Padrissa is one of the six artistic directors of the innovative Spanish theater company La Fura dels Baus. He has directed all of the previous installments of the Ring at HGO: Das Rheingold (2014), Die Walküre (2015), and Siegfried (2016). Padrissa was the driving force behind La Fura dels Baus’s participation in the opening ceremony of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, which he and Alex Ollé directed in collaboration with Hansel Cereza, Jordi Arús, Miquel Badosa, and Pera Tantiná. Padrissa’s early work in opera and in collaboration with Alex Ollé and the plastic artist Jaume Plensa began with Falla’s La Atlántida and Debussy’s Le martyre de Saint Sébastien. These were followed by La damnation de Faust (Salzburg Festival); The Magic Flute (Ruhr Biennale); and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Janáček’s song cycle Diary of a Missing Person (Paris Opera and Gran Teatre del Liceu). One of La Fura’s most ambitious projects was converting the ship Naumon into a modern floating performance center that has logged more than 40,000 miles from the Atlantic Ocean via the Mediterranean all the way to the China Seas. Padrissa has also directed Turandot at Bavarian State Opera, Stockhausen’s Michaels Reise um die Erde in its Austrian premiere and on an international tour that included the Lincoln Center, Tannhäuser at La Scala, Les Troyens at the Palau de les Arts of Valencia and the Mariinsky in St. Petersburg, Parsifal at the Cologne Opera, Elektra in Sweden, Cantos de sirena in Switzerland, El amor brujo in Spain, Benvenuto Cellini in Germany, Terra Nova in Austria, and many others.