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Encyclopedia > List of opera directors

This 'List of opera directors' is an inclusive register of famous drama producers and directors who have worked, or are working, in the opera world.

Ruth Berghaus (July 2, 1927 in Dresden – January 25, 1996 in Zeuthen, Berlin) was a German choreographer and opera and theater stage director. ... Calixto Bieito (born 1963) is a Spanish theater director known for his shocking, bizarre, and often deeply perverted productions of classic operas. ... Luc Bondy (born 17 July 1948 in Zurich) is a Swiss theater and opera director. ... Patrice Chéreau (born November 2nd, 1944 in Lézigné, France) is a French director, film maker, actor, and producer. ... Portrait of Copley by Gilbert Stuart. ... Walter Felsenstein Walter Felsenstein (May 30th, 1901 Vienna – October 8th, 1975 Berlin) was a theater and opera director. ... Jürgen Flimm was born in Gießen, Germany. ... Götz Friedrich (born August 4, 1930 in Naumburg, Germany, died December 12, 2000 in Berlin, Germany) was a German opera and theater director. ... Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall (born 22 November 1930) is a British theatre and film director. ... Werner Herzog passionately singing a traditional Croatian ode of love to beautiful Serbian girls who he wants to take to Germany to have German babies with. ... Jonathan Kent (born 1946, South Africa) is an English theatre director and opera director. ... German director known for his avant-garde productions of Wagner, which often got him into trouble under the former communist regime of East Germany. ... Lotfi Mansouri (born Iran, 1929) was the general director of the San Francisco Opera from 1988 through 2001. ... David McVicar (1967, Glasgow) is a Scottish opera and theatre director. ... Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller, CBE (born July 21, 1934) is a British physician, theatre and opera director and television presenter. ... Alexis Minotakis, known as Alexis Minotis, was born 8 August 1898 or 1899 in Chania, Crete and died on 11 November 1990 in Athens, Greece. ... Laurent Pelly (born 1962) is a French opera and theatre director. ... Pier Luigi Pizzi (June 15, 1930 – ) is an Italian opera director, set designer, and costume designer. ... David Pountney (born 10 September 1947) is a British theater and opera director. ... Jean-Pierre Ponnelle (1932-1988), a highly acclaimed opera director, was born in Paris on February 19, 1932. ... Max Reinhardt Max Reinhardt (born September 9, 1873 in Baden bei Wien; died October 31, 1943 in New York City) was an influential Austrian director and actor. ... Luca Ronconi (born 8 March 1933 in Sousse, Tunisia) in an actor, theater director, and opera director. ... Peter Sellars Peter Sellars (born 1957) is a leading American theater director, renowned for his modern stagings of classical operas and plays. ... Otto Schenk (born June 12, 1930 in Vienna, Austria) is an actor, theater director, and production designer. ... Giorgio Strehler (14 August 1921 – 25 December 1997) was one of the most influential directors of Italian opera and theatre. ... Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky (Андре́й Арсе́ньевич Тарко́вский) (April 4, 1932 - December 29, 1986) was a Russian film director, opera director, writer, and actor. ... Luchino Visconti, Duke of Modrone (November 2, 1906 - March 17, 1976) was an Italian theatre and cinema director and writer. ... Wieland Wagner, (born 1917, died 1966). ... Wolfgang Wagner (b. ... Deborah Warner CBE (born 12 May 1959) is a British theatre and opera director. ... Herbert Wernicke (March 24, 1946 – April 16, 2002) was a German opera director and a set and costume designer. ... Robert Wilson (born 4 October 1941) is an internationally acclaimed American avant-garde stage director and playwright who has been called [America]s — or even the worlds — foremost vanguard theater artist [1]. Over the course of his wide-ranging career, he has also worked as a choreographer, performer, painter... Francesca Zambello (born 1956) is a leading American opera and theatre director. ... Franco Zeffirelli (born Gianfranco Corsi on February 12, 1923), is an Italian film director. ...

See also

See Regietheater. Regietheater (in English, directors opera; more commonly producers opera) is a term that refers to the modern (essentially post-WWII) practice of allowing a director or producer such freedom in devising the way a given opera is staged that not only may the composers specific stage directions...


  • The Oxford Dictionary of Opera, by John Warrack and Ewan West (1992) ISBN 0-19-869164-5
Opera Lists

The opera corpus • Important operas • Major opera composers • Opera houses • Important opera companies • Opera festivals • Opera directors The New Grove Dictionary of Opera is an encyclopedia (or encyclopedic dictionary) of opera, considered to be one of the best general reference sources on the subject. ... This is a list of more than 1,250 works by more than 360 individual opera composers. ... This page lists important operas by date of first performance, together with brief notes on their importance. ... This is a list of notable opera composers. ... Opera House // Cairo Opera House Cairo Opera House, Cairo Khedivial Opera House (also known as the Royal Opera House, built 1868), Cairo (burned down in 1971) Said Darwish Theatre, Alexandria Damanhur Theatre, Damanhur ( opening 2007 ) Artscape Opera House (Cape Town Opera Company), Cape Town State Theatre, Pretoria Johannesburg Civic Theatre... The list of important opera companies is comprised of 61 established, full-time opera companies that present performances during an annual season, selected on various criteria. ... This is an inclusive list of opera festivals and summer seasons, and music festivals that have opera productions. ...



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