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Claus Guth

Stage director

CLAUS GUTH (director) studied in Munich. He made his international breakthrough in 1999 with the world premiere of Luciano Berio’s Cronaca del Luogo (Salzburger Festspiele) and subsequently returned to the festival with Iphigénie en Tauride, Zaide and a Mozart/Da Ponte series.

He has received the Faust Award twice for his work. He has directed Der fliegende Holländer (Bayreuther Festspiele), Fierrabras, Radamisto, Tristan und Isolde and Parsifal (Oper Zürich), Pelléas et Mélisande and Daphne (Oper Frankfurt), a Monteverdi trilogy and Händel’s Messiah (Theater an der Wien), Der Ring des Nibelungen (Hamburgische Staatsoper) and Tannhäuser (Wiener Staatsoper). Claus Guth has directed world premieres that include Chaya Czernowin’s Pnima… ins Innere (Biennale München), Peter Ruzicka's Celan (Dresden) and recently Aschemond oder The Fairy Queen (Staatsoper Berlin). Recent engagements include: Lohengrin (Teatro alla Scala), Die Frau ohne Schatten (Teatro alla Scala and ROH Covent Garden), The Turn of the Screw (Staatsoper Berlin), Der Rosenkavalier (Oper Frankfurt), Salome (Deutsche Oper Berlin), Rigoletto (Opéra national de Paris) and Julietta (Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin). Future productions include: Lohengrin (Opéra national de Paris), Rodelinda (Teatro Real Madrid), Don Giovanni and Die Frau ohne Schatten (Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin) and La clemenza di Tito (Glyndebourne Festival).

DNO productions: Un ballo in maschera and Don Giovanni