Herzog & de Meuron
Project
2005–2006
Premiere
8 April 2006
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Process

Images sourced from paintings, films, and nature for the stage set of Tristan and Isolde. The objective is imagery that avoids realism and certainty. Sketches of a rubber membrane into which backstage objects can be pushed. Cross section of the pump to create a vacuum behind the membrane.

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274_DR_0604_003_udruck_100_

Lighting tests with rubber, textiles, and various props.

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274_MO_0506_007_GUMMI1
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274_MO_0506_001_TEXTIL
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274_MO_0501_802_WORKSHOP
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274_MO_0501_807_workshop

Testing the vacuum chamber on full-scale models.

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274_MU_051222_001
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274_CP_0604_194_CLOSEUP_AKT3_K

Working with rubber membrane during rehearsals.

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274_EV_0604_706_HDM

The visual presence of the membrane varies during the performance.

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Drawings

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Team

Partners

Facts

Client
Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany

Bibliography

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: “Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2007. The Complete Works. Volume 6.” Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Basel, Birkhäuser, 2018.

Luis Fernández-Galiano: “Attila y Tristán, la Imaginación romántica. Attila and Tristan, the romantic Imagination.”
In: Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.). “Arquitectura Viva MonografĂ­as. Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2013.” Vol. No. 157/158, Madrid, Arquitectura Viva SL, 09.2012. pp. 6-11.

Herzog & de Meuron: “Tristan und Isolde. Ein BĂĽhnenbild.” In: Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin (Ed.). “Tristan und Isolde. Handlung in drei AufzĂĽgen von Richard Wagner.” Exh. Cat. “Festtage 2006.” Berlin. 8 April 2006. Berlin, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, 2006. pp. 15-17.

Nobuyuki Yoshida (Ed.): “Architecture and Urbanism. Herzog & de Meuron 2002-2006.” Tokyo, A+U Publishing Co., Ltd., 08.2006.