Rebecca Ringst
Andrea Grambow & Joscha Kirchknopf

Rebecca Ringst

Set designer

Rebecca Ringst studied stage and costume design with Andreas Reinhardt at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden. She graduated in 2002. Additional studies in video art led her to Barcelona's Escola Superior de Disseny. Rebecca Ringst's collaboration with Spanish director Calixto Bieito began in 2006, initially as a video artist and later as set designer. In a close artistic partnership they have worked together on many productions throughout Europe, both for opera houses and theatres, including Freiburg Theater (De Falla's La vida breve), Theater Basel (Don Carlos, Aida, From the House of the Dead), Bayerische Staatsoper München (Fidelio, Boris Godunov, La Juive), English National Opera (La forza del destino, Fidelio), Nørske Opera (Les contes d'Hoffmann), Nationaltheatret Oslo (Hamsun's Mysteries), Zürich Opera (Die Soldaten, The Fire Angel, L'incoronazione di Poppea), Staatsoper Stuttgart (Der fliegende Holländer), Opéra de Paris (Lear), Opera Vlaanderen (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Lady Macbeth of Mzensk, Tannhäuser, Parra's Les Bienveillantes), Komische Oper Berlin (Bluebeard's Castle, Die Gezeichneten), Nurembergs Staatstheater (Turandot), Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden (Moses und Aron, Le Grand Macabre) and Theater an der Wien (Mendelssohn's Elias). Rebecca Ringst was Opernwelt's Designer of the Year for Der Rosenkavalier with Stefan Herheim in 2010. In collaboration with Barrie Kosky, she created designs for Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg for the Bayreuth Festival 2017, The Fire Angel and Agrippina for the Bayerische Staatsoper.

With Die ersten Menschen Rebekka Ringst makes her debut at Dutch National Opera.