“Seid umschlungen” – First highlights of the programme for the Ruhrtriennale 2015

04 December 2014

Vouchers available now, advance sales begin on 23rd February 2015

4th December 2014 – New artistic director Johan Simons has positioned the Ruhrtriennale programme under the leitmotif: “Seid umschlungen” – a gesture of artistic, social and geographical inclusion. Before our publication of the full programme and tickets officially go on sale on Monday, 23rd February, in the spirit of this theme, the Ruhrtiennale wishes to give advance notice of the opening and closing productions in the 2015 season:   

The Ruhrtriennale 2015 will open on 14th August 2015 with a world premiere: Accattone by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Johan Simons will stage Pasolini’s first film from the year 1961 as a music theatre project with a score by Johann Sebastian Bach in the former coal mixing hall of Zeche Lohberg (the Lohberg mine). This opening premiere is the first time that Zeche Lohberg - now the  Lohberg Creative Quarter (Kreativ.Quartier Lohberg/KQL) - in Dinslaken, has been a venue for the Ruhrtriennale. In Accattone Philippe Herreweghe will conduct the world famous Collegium Vocale Gent. Simons’ original creation is supported by the Federal Cultural Foundation.

Accattone by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Venue: Kohlenmischhalle Zeche Lohberg, Dinslaken

Dates: 14th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd August 2015

The cycle will be completed with another highlight to conclude the season: Rhinegold by Richard Wagner.  Together with the MusicAeterna Orchestra, conducted by Teodor Currentzis, in Johan Simons' original creation one of Wagner’s most radical scores will be confronted with a new musical approach and staged within the impressive industrial setting of the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum. Rhinegold directed by Johan Simons is supported by the Kunststiftung NRW.

Rhinegold by Richard Wagner

Venue: Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

Dates: 12th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 22nd, 24th and 26th September 2015




Please note the date of the press conference to present the Ruhrtriennale 2015 programme:

23rd February 2015


Further information will follow shortly.


Ticket vouchers for the 2015 season are available online

Ticket vouchers for the 2015 season are already available from the Ruhrtriennale’s Online Shop at www.ruhrtriennale.de.  These vouchers can be redeemed for an event of your choice as soon as advanced sales begin on 23rd February and throughout the 2015 season.