The Colón Ring - Wagner in Buenos Aires
To honor Richard Wagner's 200th birthday, Latin America's famous opera house in Buenos Aires hosted a one-of-a-kind project: Performing Wagner's powerful music drama "The Ring of the Nibelung" on stage in a single day.
Director Hans Christoph von Bock was faced with a considerable challenge: to film the abridged version of the "Ring" and turn it into an intimate and thrilling musical documentary.
Argentine Valentina Carrasco is an experienced choreographer and opera director. She replaces Katharina Wagner, who canceled her participation at the last minute.
Austrian conductor and ECHO Classic Award-winner Roberto Paternostro has taken over musical direction of "Colón Ring."
For the “Colón Ring“ production, classical music producer and pianist Cord Garben abridged "The Ring of the Nibelung," Wagners total work of art, to a seven hour version.
The "Colón Ring" production presents a high-calibre ensemble of internationally recognized artists. 21 soloists are onstage in the seven-hour compact version of the "Ring.“
A survey of noted, award-winning productions
DW broadcast "The Colón Ring - Wagner in Buenos Aires" in two parts worldwide in German, English, Spanish and Arab language versions, in the program slot "In Focus" on May 11 and 18, 2013.
A DW report about the world premiere of the documentary on April 14, 2013, in Berlin.
Fervent applause and big emotions met the premiere of the 93-minute film documentary "The Colón Ring - Wagner in Buenos Aires" at Berlin's Delphi Filmpalast theater.
The Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires has a Wagner tradition streching back nearly 100 years. In 1922, the "Ring" cycle was performed in its entirety for the first time in this legendary hall.
The Teatro Colón reopened in 2010. Widely considered one of the world’s most beautiful music theaters, it's especially impressing in its interior.
Impressions from the team, the filming, the premiere...a look behind the curtains...
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