Roland Olbeter

Roland Olbeter

Scenographer and rob artist. Has lived and worked in Barcelona since 1986.
 
Initially trained as a concert violinist and ship builder, has worked extensively in the theatre and opera, as well as on sound and movement installations.
 
His work has a technical sophistication that is most uncommon in theatre and the visual arts. He was a Maat Collective Member together with Franc Aleu and Pere Tantiñá. His work focuses on the creation of impossible artefacts. He has collaborated in multiple scenography projects ranging from the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992 to collaborations with Bigas Luna, Jaume Plensa, Alfred Arribas, Enric Miralles and Xavier Mariscal, among others. He also designed many major pieces for La Fura dels Baus and Marcel·lí Antúnez.
 
Olbeter developed and directed the chamber opera, Orlando Furioso, for 5 music robots and soprano with music by Michael Gross.
 
He also designed the thematic OIKOS pavillion for EXPO 2008 in Zaragoza and is currently working on the four Richard Wagner operas from the The Ring of the Nibelung cycle together with Carlos Padrisa and Franc Aleu.
 
He is also currently working on an automatic puppet theatre inside a container, with music by Kats Chernin.
 
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