Ring Award 2020
11. january, 2020

On January 11th in, three finalists of the RING AWARD 2020 were announced. Among 126 teams from 32 countries one of the three winning teams whose ideas will be realized at the Graz Opera / Austria in June is: stage director Krystian Lada, set designer Didzis Jaunzems (LV) and costume designer Natalia Kitamikado (PL).
This year the teams had to give their vision of the Mozart opera Don Giovanni. Team Lada / Jaunzems / Kitamikado came up with an idea “The Don Giovanni Syndrome” - staging the opera without its main character, Don Giovanni, and dividing the vocal parts between the other three male opera characters. 
The RING AWARD is the foremost international competition for stage direction and stage design in musical theatre. It offers emerging, not yet securely established stage directors and designers a professional platform for planning and realizing actual theatre performances and awards prizes to them for outstanding achievements in their work. The RING AWARD is still the only institution of its kind setting the task of reflecting most recent developments in the staging of works for the musical theatre. It gives young artists a chance of finding international resonance for their ideas of what contemporary musical theatre should be like. By thus stimulating the creative potential of present-day theatre the RING AWARD has gained a solid reputation for being a stepping stone for promising young talent both in Europe and beyond.