Rebecca Ringst, Stage
Rebecca Ringst is living in Berlin where she was born in 1975. She studied with Andreas Reinhardt at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden, where she was graduated as stage and costume designer in 2003. Further studies, focused on video arts, brought her to Barcelona’s Escola Superior de Disseny.
In 2006 she started her collaboration with the director Calixto Bieito, first as video artist, later as stage designer. This partnership led her subsequently to international opera and theatre houses such as the Komische Oper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper and Residenztheater Munich, English National Opera London, National Theatre and Den Norske Opera Oslo, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Opera Teatro Argentina, Opernhaus Zürich, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Vlaamse Opera Antwerp and Ghent, Theater Freiburg and Staatstheater Nürnberg.
Rebecca Ringst has also been working with Stefan Herheim (Staatsoper Stuttgart), Lisa Stöppler (Semperoper Dresden) and Andrea Moses (Deutsches Theater Berlin). In 2015 she has been collaborating with Barrie Kosky at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper for Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel.
In 2010 the jury of the German magazine OPERNWELT nominated her “Designer of the Year” for the production of Der Rosenkavalier, directed by Stefan Herheim. In 2014 she was awarded with the Spanish Premio Max for her set in Forests (Director: Calixo Bieito). She has been nominated twice by the International Opera Awards and, recently, the Norwegian Hedda Award.
Rebecca Ringst designed Wagner’s Tannhäuser in Flanders, Hamsun’s dramatized Mysteries in Oslo, Reimann’s Lear in Paris and Halevy’s La Juive in Munich as Calixto Bieito’s partner from 2015 to 2016. This season included a spectacular production of Verdi’s La forza del destino at the English National Opera. The production will be moved on to New York’s MET in 2017 and to Toronto in 2020.
In 2017 Calixto Bieito will again be Rebecca Ringst’s directorial partner for The Fiery Angel in Zurich. In Bayreuth she will collaborate with Barrie Kosky for Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.