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DIRECTOR TOM RYSER

Tom Ryser is a trained actor who became a director and choreographer.


PROJECTS

2017

THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO W.A.Mozart
Opéra de Toulon (France)
07.April 2017

FAIRY QUEEN H.Purcell
Oper Lübeck Germany
Wiederaufnahme 01.April 2017

MASS L.Bernstein
The Rocky Road To Faith
Theater Lübeck Germany
Premiere 17. März 2017

ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL
Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse (France)
Premiere 27. Januar 2017


2016

DIE HINTERTÜR/THE BACKDOOR
Drums and Pingdugonggong
Fritz Hauser, Rob Kloet, Pez Zumthor
Premiere 14.12.2016 Theater Chur / 04.01.2017 Gare du Nord Basel Switzerland

BRING ME A DREAM Liederabend Eigenkreation
Kleine Bühne Theater Basel Switzerland
Premiere 12.Mai 2016

A MIDSUMMERNIGHT’S DREAM B.Britten
Oper Oldenburg Germany
Premiere 09. April 2016

THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO W:A:Mozart
Grand Opera de Tours (France)
Premiere 26. Februar 2016

FAIRY QUEEN
Oper Lübeck Germany
Wiederaufnahme 2016

JESUSCHRIST SUPERSTAR Webber/Rice
Theater Basel switzerland
Premiere 23. Januar 2015

2015

KISS ME KATE C. Porter
Staatstheater Kassel Germany
Premiere 24.Oktober 2015

UN BALLO IN MASCHERA G.Verdi
Oper Saarbrücken Germany
Premiere 13.06.2015

I NEED TRUTH AND ASPIRIN
An evening with Fernando Pessoa and Katja Reinke
Theater Basel Switzerland
Premiere 10.04.2015

FAIRY QUEEN H.Purcell
Oper Lübeck Germany
Premiere 27. Februar 2015

2014

THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO W.A.Mozart
Opéra de Fribourg / Opéra de Lausanne Switzerland
Première 29.12.14 / 16.01.2015

FALSTAFF G.Verdi
Oldenburgisches Staatstheater Germany
Premiere 27.09.2014

LA FINTA GIARDINIERA W.A. Mozart
Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken Germany
Premiere 05.Juli 2014
ENTFÜRHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL
Opéra de Toulon (F)
07.April 2017

FAIRY QUEEN H.Purcell
Oper Lübeck Germany
Wiederaufnahme 01.April 2017

MASS L.Bernstein
The Rocky Road To Faith
Theater Lübeck
Premiere 17. März 2017

THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO W.A.Mozart
Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse (F)
Premiere 27. Januar 2017


2016

DIE HINTERTÜR
Schlagzeug und Pingdugonggong
Fritz Hauser, Rob Kloet, Pez Zumthor
Premiere 14.12.2016 Theater Chur / 04.01.2017 Gare du Nord Basel

BRING ME A DREAM Liederabend Eigenkreation
Kleine Bühne Theater Basel
Premiere 12.Mai 2016

A MIDSUMMERNIGHT’S DREAM B.Britten
Oper Oldenburg
Premiere 09. April 2016

THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO W:A:Mozart
Grand Opera de Tours (F)
Premiere 26. Februar 2016

THE FAIRY QUEEN H.Purcell
Oper Lübeck
Wiederaufnahme 2016

JESUSCHRIST SUPERSTAR Webber/Rice
Theater Basel
Premiere 23. Januar 2015

2015

KISS ME KATE C. Porter
Staatstheater Kassel
Premiere 24.Oktober 2015

UN BALLO IN MASCHERA G.Verdi
Oper Saarbrücken
Premiere 13.06.2015

ICH BRAUCHE WAHRHEIT UND ASPIRIN
Ein Pessoa Abend mit Katja Reinke
Theater Basel
Premiere 10.04.2015

THE FAIRY QUEEN H.Purcell
Oper Lübeck
Premiere 27. Februar 2015

2014

THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO W.A.Mozart
Opéra de Fribourg / Opéra de Lausanne
Première 29.12.14 / 16.01.2015

FALSTAFF G.Verdi
Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
Premiere 27.09.2014

LA FINTA GIARDINIERA W.A. Mozart
Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken Germany
Premiere 05.Juli 2014

2013

„FAME“ Basel-NewYork
Theater Basel Switzerland
November 2013

„RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY“
Oper von Brecht/Weill
Theater Freiburg Germany
June 2013

„EVITA“
Musical Oper Kassel Germany
Premiere am 26th of January 2013

„SECHSMINUTEN“
with URSUS&NADESCHKIN
a play by Ryser/Sieger/Wehrli
Premiere am 5th of September 2012

„RINALDO“
Barockoper von G.F.Händel
Oper Theater Freiburg
Musikalische Leitung: Julia Jones
Regie: Tom Ryser
Bühne & Kostüme: Stefan Rieckhoff
Dramaturgie: Heiko Voss
Rinaldo: Xavier Sabata
Goffredo: Christoph Waltle
Almirena: Aleksandra Zamojska
Armida: Sally Wilson
Argante: Ursula Eittinger
Mago: Alejandro Lárraga Schleske
Furien: Youth Crew
Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg

Premiere am 16th June 2012

„THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR“
Opera by Otto Nicolai
Opera Statetheatre Bonn Germany
Musical director: Robin Engelen/Christopher Sprenger
Director: Tom Ryser
Stagedesign and Costumes: Stefan Rieckhoff
Choreographer: Bea Nichele Wiggli
Premiere 6th of Mai 2012

„CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION“
Songs for actors
Theater Freiburg Germany
Musical director: Nikolaus Reinke
Director: Tom Ryser
Dramaturg: Heike Müller Merten

Premiere am 26th of January 2012

2011

"ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD,"
Operetta by Jacques Offenbach

Opera Freiburg / Germany
Musical director: Jimmy Chang
Director: Tom Ryser
Setdesign/Costumes: Stefan Rieckhoff
Choirleader: Bernhard Moncado
Dramaturg: Dominica Volkert / Heike Müller-Merten

Operachoir of "Theater Freiburg"
Philharmonic Orchestra Freiburg

Premiere: 28.05.2011

2010

"MY FAIR LADY"
After Bernard Shaws "Pygmalion"
Musical in two acts.
Opera Basel / Switzerland

Musical director: David Cowan
Director: Tom Ryser
Setdesign: Silvia Merlo, Ulf Stengl
Costumes: Uta Meenen
Choirleader: Henryk Polus
Dramaturg: Brigitte Heusinger
Choreography: Eva Gruner
Mit u. a. Agata Wilewska, the Operachoir Theater Basel and the orchestra: basel sinfonietta
Premier: 11th of November 2010

http://www.theater-basel.ch/spielplan/stueck.cfm?s_nr=4279



2009

"OUTSIDE HEAVEN"
a Play by Susanne Heising/Tom Ryser
25th of november 2009
Opera Basel / Switzerland
Girlschoir, operachoir and soloists of "Theater Basel"


"THE TAMING OF A SHREW"
Shakespeare Company Berlin / Germany
13th of june 2009
www.shakespeare-berlin.de

2008

"RAKETENSYMPHONIE"
outdoor performance
Music for 16 Soloists ("the Shout" London), a firework display and a big choir
by Orlando Gough und Tom Ryser
Opening of "LINZ 09"
cultural capital 2009
new years eve 2008/2009 Linz austria

"HAIR"
Musical by Jerome Ragni and James Rado
Music Galt Mc Dermot
Opera Theater Basel Switzerland
Director Tom Ryser
Premier Oktober 31st 2008

"FIDELIO" Opera by Ludwig van Beethoven
Oper Frankfurt
Director: Alex Harb
Choreographer: Tom Ryser
Premier 1st of June 2008

„IM ORCHESTER GRABEN“ "IN THE ORCHESTRA PIT"
a concert theatre with the symphony orchestra "Camerata Switzerland" and Ursus&Nadeschkin
Conductor: Graziella Contratto Director: Tom Ryser
Premier 11th of march TheaterBasel Switzerland
on tour in 2009

2007

„MASTERCLASS“ A play by Terrence McNally. Music by Vincenzo Bellini, Giuseppe Verdi und Giaccomo Puccini
Theater Basel Switzerland
Premier 24th of october 2007

„ERFOLG ALS CHANCE“ "SUCESS AS A CHANCE"
A play by and with Patrik Frey, Viktor Giacobbo und Mike Müller
Director Tom Ryser
Casinotheater Winterthur
Premier 6th of September 2007

«20 YEARS JBILEE OF URSUS&NADESCHKIN - the saturday night show»
SF Swiss Television

„SINGING RIVER“ London Version Gough/Ryser
Reopening of the Royal Festival Hall (Southbank Centre)
Choral Event with 500 singers on boats and balconies.
Royal Festival Hall London / Themse zw. Tower Bridge und Waterloo Bridge
Premiere 8. Juni 2007


„SECRETAIRIES“ by Franz Wittenbrink
with 9 female classical singers and one tenor.
Opera Basel Switzerland
Premiere january 21st 2007

2006

CYRANO
("Cirano de Bergerac" by Edmond Rostand
Basel Version by: Simone Meier
Director Christina Paulhofer /Choreographer: Tom Ryser
Theater Basel Switzerland
Premier september 28th 2006

„ORBITE“
"öff öf" Company (modern circus and dance)
outdoor performance
on the "airstation" (17 meters highsteel construction with two revolving wings.

Direction and Choreography: Heidi Aemisegger / Tom Ryser
Premiere in Lausanne
3rd of june 2006

„TAKE A SEAT"
Performance with 3500 foldable chairs at Bahnhofstrasse Zurich
2nd of April 2006

„WORLDRECORD“ Ryser/Sieger/Wehrli
with Ursus und Nadeschkin, director Tom Ryser
Swiss Premier 24.01.2006
Theater Basel Switzerland

since February 2006 „Worldrecord"on tour
Switzerland, Germany, Austria

2005

“CONFLICT“ physical theatre with the "Cossroad Crew" (Hip Hop)
Dabceperformance about how conflicts develop.
Kaserne Basel
Premier 20th of october 2005
„outclass entertainment“ , Kaserne Basel und Gendertainment.
Director Tom Ryser and Skelt!




2005
“Singing River” - Theatre Of The World, (international theatre festival) Stuttgart, Germany.
Premier on 18th June 2005. Choreography for 500 singers on boats, Stuttgart Harbour.

“Sirkona” - The Limpopo Dance Circus and Theatre-Company.
Premier 11th March at the State Theatre, Pretoria, South Africa

February – April 2005 - "Worldrecord" directing work in progress with Ursus & Nadeschkin in Melbourne

2002 - 2007
“Sirkona, the Limpopo Circus – Dance and Theatre Company” Venda, South Africa.
Modern circus project with “Cirquenflex” the Swiss Modern Circus

November 2004
“Hop O’ My Thumb” - Acapella Group
Combination of theatre, comedy and acapella singing.
Three singers and two sampling machines.

July 2004
“Borussia” Mönchengladbach, Germany - Choreography about soccer in a stadium,
with 200 soccer players, marching bands and abseiling.

May 2004
“Wirrklichkeit” - Project about reality, at the State Theatre, Kassel, Germany.
Major outdoor project with 150 policemen, firemen, choirs, pupils, trams, dancers and actors.

Feb 2004
“Schwatz & Weis” - a travel through 20 languages with the duo, “Pasta del Amore” (Comedy Switzerland)

May 2003
“Sick Men” a play about aging men. Comedy. Winterthur, Switzerland

April 2003
“The Governement Game”
Performance about how the Governement works. Solo.

June 2002
“Ausfart Aargau“ - Excavator Ballet at Expo 2002 Switzerland. 8 hour performance with 700 actors, dancers and musicians including a full Orchestra, 4 excavators, 3 helicopters, special force policemen, policemen, street workers & yodelling.

April 2002
Director - Ursus & Nadeschkin for the Swiss National Circus Knie

May 2001
“Gefährliche Spiele” (“Dangerous Games”) - Circus and dance performance based on action film soundtracks.

October 2000
“GWAND” - Choreography for the international Fashion Catwalk, Lucerne/Switzerland

May 2000
“OUTLANDER“ by Heinrich von Kleist, State Theatre, Basel, Switzerland.
A play about how conflicts become war. All actors were children of immigrants.
Play in seven languages. Theatre and dance performance - Gendertainment

May 1999
Foundation of “Gendertainment” Theatre Company in Switzerland

May 1999
“PRINZÄHSSINNEN” (“Rough Princesses”) - A play about eight girls around twenty years of age, their visions and apocalypses. Theatre and dance.
Museum of Contemporary Arts, Zurich/Switzerland.

September 1998
“SOLO” - Two People in a one man show Ursus & Nadeschkin, New York.
Still on tour in Europe.

May 1998
“The Lover of my Husband, the Daughter of his Wife, the Man of my Daughter.”
Cirquenflex (modern European Circus). Theatre and artistic performance.

March 1998
“CARMEN” or “Am I the Asshole of the Eighties?” - Wondratsheck
Dance Theatre

June 1997
“Track X” - Hip Hop Dance Theatre at State Theatre, Basel, Switzerland.
History of Hip Hop in Switzerland

May 1997
“ZOOM” - Cirquenflex (modern Eurpoean Circus) Brest, France.
Circus theatre in a big hemisphere tent. “What ever happens…irritates.”


For more info:

www.skelt.ch - Gendertainment, Ausfahrt Aargau und Wirrklichkeit

www.cirquenflex.ch - Modern Cirkus and SIRKONA- Project

www.bewillie.ch - Dance Company
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