The Ring

Nationaltheater Mannheim

The Ring cycle by Richard Wagner is his opus summum. In regard to Pathos and heroic music it marks a work of unparalleled impact. The pieces are characterized by their enormous power and arc of suspense in musicality and story.

Achim Freyer was invited to design both the costumes and the stage for The Ring cycle in Mannheim.

My curiosity for what was going on behind the stage led me to follow Achim Freyer, the singers and staff with my sketch book, and portray them while rehearsing.

His unusual Ideas for make-up and costumes inspired me to many great drawings during the production, and won my respect for this man and his creation.