Hermann Nitsch painting action "Walküre" Bayreuth Festival 2021

Film Premiere

November 27, 2021, 4pm — 9pm

nitsch museum, Mistelbach, AT

©Bayreuther Festspiele 2021 Foto: EnricoNawrath

The nitsch museum in Mistelbach is showing the recording of the brilliant painting action “Die Walküre”!

Hermann Nitsch was invited by the Bayreuth Festival (Wagner Festival) to support a concert version of Richard Wagner’s “Die Walküre” in the summer of 2021. Nitsch produced an extensive painting action for each of the opera’s three acts, in which the score was transformed into bright colours scene by scene. With the help of ten painting assistants up to 1000 litres of paint were spilled at each performance.

“wagner has fascinated me all my life. because of this wonderful, indulgent, sensual music, which makes the sound blossom beyond the melody. even in its earliest forms of performance, art was connected with cult, religion and the gesamtkunstwerk. and wagner is the uncoverer of the gesamtkunstwerk. he made it shine.” – Hermann Nitsch

16:00 – 17:00 Act 1
17:00 – 17:45 Pause with a guided tour by Michael Karrer, artistic director
17:45 – 19:15 Act 2
19:15 – 20:00 Pause with a guided tour by Michael Karrer, artistic director
20:00 – 21:00 Act 3


Registration required at anmeldung@nitschmuseum.at

Please note the valid Corona rules at the time: Admission only with 2G (Recovered or Vaccinated). Please have the necessary documents ready at the entrance.
FFP2 masks are mandatory during the event.

nitsch museum
Waldstraße 44-46
2130 Mistelbach

To the exhibition