Munich lines up an Israeli anti-Ring

Munich lines up an Israeli anti-Ring


norman lebrecht

February 01, 2012

While director Andreas Kriegenburg hogs the headlines with talk of a post-apocalypse Ring, a near-empty stage and singers running around in their underwear at this Saturday’s opening of the new Munich Ring, the city has also booked Israeli choreographer Saar Magal and seven dancers to stage a ‘Misinterpretation of the Ring’ this coming summer.

Saar Magal | Image: Bavarian State Opera

Magal, the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, told Haaretz: ‘Because I come from a culture that doesn’t listen to Wagner and forbids listening to Wagner, I wanted to ask, who is Wagner?’

Saar Magal - Dieter Hartwig - 31012012

Here work has an alternative title: ‘Hacking Wagner’.

Sounds more fun than the Staatsoper.