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RING AWARD 20 Semifinal on January 11, 2020

GET IN THE RING – the countdown has started for the semifinal of the RING AWARD 20!

A record number of 126 teams with 326 participants from 32 nations followed our call and submitted their stage direction and stage design concepts for the competition opera “Don Giovanni”. In ROUND 1 the RING AWARD jury travelled to Graz from all over Europe to judge the submissions and nominate 9 semifinal teams. These teams have until January 9 to get ready for ROUND 2 with probational rehearsals, concept talks and feasibility studies of the set design.

Saturday, January 20, we invite the interested public to the Next Liberty in Graz Austria, for the Semifinal.


10:00 am
Admission and viewing of set design models

10:30-12:00 am
Team Mien Bogaert (BE) / Dennis Peschke (DE)
Team Tristan Braun (DE) / Christian Blechschmidt (DE) / Adrian Stapf (DE)
Team Alicia Geugelin (DE) / Christin Schumann (DE) / Pia Preuß (DE) / Elise Schobeß (DE)

1:00-2:30 pm
Team Krystian Lada (PL) / Didzis Jaunzems (LV) / Natalia Kitamikado (PL)
Team Olga Poliakova (RO/BY) / Emilie Delanne (FR) / Amélie Lauret (FR) / Hélène Vergnes (FR)
Team Rafael Rodriguez Villalobos (ES) / Emanuele Sinisi (IT)

3:00-4:30 pm
Team Nina Russi (CH) / Julia Katharina Berndt (DE)
Team Anika Rutkofsky (DE) / Eleni Konstantatou (GR) / Johanna Danhauser (DE)
Team Jasmin Sarah Zamani (AT) / Stefan Czura (DE) / Linda Hofmann (DE)

Ca 6:00 pm
Nomination of 3 teams for the RING AWARD Final in June 2020 and the team winning the “Audience Award” will be announced

Admission to the presentations is possible at all times.

Free admission! 


The Semifinal in short:

  • 9 international teams
  • 9 different directorial and stage design concepts for “Don Giovanni” presented in 20 minutes each
  • 9 set design models
  • renowned jury
  • nomination of 3 final teams
  • Audience Award: EUR 1.000 (sponsored by Wagner Forum Graz)


ROUND 3 – RING AWARD 20 Final – takes place in June 27 & 28, 2020 at Schauspielhaus Graz.