‘Siegfried’ by La Fura dels Baus lands at the National Taichung Theater in Taiwan

Published 09/10/2018

Beginning on October 10,¬†La Fura dels Baus will present¬†the opera Siegfried¬†in Asia at the National Taichung Theater, in Taiwan. 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.

The staging of Wagner’s tetralogy is developed with¬†a global reading: matching elements with all its parts and a plan to be 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. This version is a journey full of light, where one can not go in rationality, but with the heart.

Siegfried¬†is directed¬†by Carlus Padrissa and coproduced by the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia and the Maggio Musicale in Florence. This work is part of the entire tetraology, also including¬†Das Rheingold, Die Walk√ľre¬†and G√∂tterd√§merung.

In total 3 opportunities to see this show: April 10, 12, 14. Tickets can be purchased through the website of National Taichung Theater.