La Fura dels Baus will rerun on Saturday April 16, the opera Siegfried at the Houston Grand Opera. The director Carlus Padrissa conceived a mediterranean and multimedia vision of light and color for this third part of Wagner‘s tetralogy: Der Ring des Nibelungen, which premiered in 2008 at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia
This furan opera presents Siegfried as a man in a permanent state of combustion that pursues the ideal of justice for all. To dramatize this myth, La Fura reconstructs a living space with video projections in three dimensions, moving elements (like a dragon of eleven meters), acrobats, fire and glass floors that reflect the duality of the character. And the staging of Wagner’s tetralogy develops from a global reading: with matching elements in all its parts and a plan to surprise in each. A floor made of crystals and mirrors that reflect the duality of Siegfried, a man who does not know who he is, the idealist who defends his people, even without reason. A version full of light for work to which you can not go in to with rationality, but with the heart.
Siegfried is the third part of Wagner’s tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen directed by Carlus Padrissa and co-produced by the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia and the Maggio Musicale in Florence. This work is joined by Das Rheingold, Die Walküre and Götterdämerung.