Götterdämmerung. Previously: Siegfried (2016), Die Walküre (2015), Das Rheingold (2014).
About the Artist:
Roland Olbeter’s work has been seen at HGO in the three previous segments of the Ring cycle: Das Rheingold (2014), Die Walküre (2015), and Siegfried (2016). He has lived and worked in Barcelona since 1986. Formally trained as a concert violinist and as a naval constructor, he has worked extensively in theater, opera, and cinema and has created sound and movement installations as well as set designs. In his work for opera, he collaborates intensively with Carlus Padrissa of La Fura dels Baus. He won the Franco Abbiati award for the design of La Fura’s Ring operas. His work has been seen in such opera houses as the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, La Scala in Milan, Santuri Hall in Tokyo, Maggio Musicale in Florence, Vienna Pocket Opera, Cologne Opera, the Mariinski in St. Petersburg, Bavarian State Opera, and Lincoln Center, among others. Olbeter has worked for more than 10 years to develop electro-acoustic instruments to perform music in festivals and museums with the support of the German high-tech company Festo. He realized the opera Orlando Furioso for five robotic instruments and soprano with music by German composer Michael Gross. In July 2016 he produced and staged the machine opera Gulliver’s Dream with music by Elena Kats Chernin, which is now touring through Spain and Europe.