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Ruth Berghaus (July 2, 1927 in DresdenJanuary 25, 1996 in Zeuthen, Berlin) was a German choreographer and opera and theater stage director. July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... From left to right: Brühls Terrace; the Hofkirche and the castle; the Semper Opera House. ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Zeuthen may be Hieronymus Georg Zeuthen, Danish mathematician Zeuthen, Berlin This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For other uses, see Berlin (disambiguation). ... Choreography (also known as dance composition) is the art of making structures in which movement occurs, the term composition may also refer to the navigation or connection of these movement structures. ... Sydney Opera House: one of the worlds most recognizable opera houses and landmarks Opera refers to a dramatic art form, originating in Europe, in which the emotional content or primary entertainment is conveyed to the audience as much through music, both vocal and instrumental, as it is through the... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... A theatre director is a principal in the theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a play by unifying various endeavors and aspects of production. ...


Berghaus studied Expressionist dance and Dance direction with Gret Palucca in Dresden and was an advanced student at the German Academy of Arts in Berlin. From 1951 to 1964 she worked as choreographer on many stages, including the Deutsches Theater Berlin, the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin and the Berliner Ensemble. Her work as a director began with the Die Verurteilung des Lukullus of Paul Dessau and Bertolt Brecht at the Deutsche Staatsoper in 1951. Brecht's work would ultimately make represent a major part of Berghaus's career. She became well-known for her choreography of the slaughter scenes in Brecht's version of Shakespeare's Coriolanus at the Berliner Ensemble in 1964. Expressionist dance is a European dance form related to the German expressionist movement. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Choreography (also known as dance composition) is the art of making structures in which movement occurs, the term composition may also refer to the navigation or connection of these movement structures. ... Berlin State Opera (in German: Staatsoper Berlin) is a prominent German opera company. ... The Berliner Ensemble was a German theatre company established by playwright, Bertolt Brecht and his wife, Helene Weigel in January 1949. ... Paul Dessau (b. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Gaius Marcius Coriolanus is widely believed to be a legendary figure who is said to have lived during the 5th century BC. He was given the agnomen Coriolanus as a result of his action in capturing the Volscian town of Corioli in 493 BC. Venturia at the Feet of Coriolanus...


In 1954, Bergaus married the composer Paul Dessau, whose works for the theater she directed. Her association with the Berliner Ensemble culminated with her directorship of that theater until 1977. 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul Dessau (b. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


From 1980 to 1987 Berghaus worked at the Frankfurt Opera. Her notable productions there included, in 1980 Die Zauberflöte of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1981 Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, 1982 Les Troyens of Hector Berlioz (Stage design by Hans-Dieter Schaal), Věc Makropulos of Janacek and Richard Wagner's Parsifal and 1985-87 Der Ring des Nibelungen. In 1992 she returned to Frankfurt to direct Der Rosenkavalier. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Frankfurt Opera is the leading opera company of Germany and the opera house is one of the most important in Europe. ... Die Zauberflöte (en: The Magic Flute) is an opera in two acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart; January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) is among the most significant and enduringly popular composers of European classical music. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Abduction from the Seraglio (K. 384; in German Die Entführung aus dem Serail) is a comic opera in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cover of the score of La prise de Troi, the first two acts of Les Troyens Les Troyens (in English: The Trojans) is a French opera in five acts by Hector Berlioz. ... Portrait of Berlioz by Signol, 1832 Louis Hector Berlioz (December 11, 1803 – March 8, 1869) was a French Romantic composer best known for the Symphonie fantastique, first performed in 1830, and for his Grande Messe des morts Requiem of 1837, with its tremendous resources that include four antiphonal brass choirs. ... The Makropulos Affair (Czech Věc Makropulos) is a play written in 1922 by Karel Čapek that was turned into an opera by the Czech composer Leoš Janáček. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 – February 13, 1883) was an influential German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or music dramas as he later came to call them). ... Amalie Materna Emil Scaria and Hermann Winkelmann in the 1882 premiere production of Parsifal Parsifal is an opera in three acts by Richard Wagner. ... This article is about the year. ... Valkyrie Warrior Maiden by artist Arthur Rackham (1912) Der Ring des Nibelungen commonly translated into English as The Ring of the Nibelung or The Nibelungs Ring, is a series of four epic operas based loosely on figures and elements of Germanic paganism, particularly from the Icelanders sagas and the... Der Rosenkavalier (The Cavalier of the Rose) is a comic opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to an original German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. ...


In 1985 in Prague, she directed Alban Berg's Wozzeck and in Dresden, Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke by Siegfried Matthus. In 1986, she debuted with the Wiener Staatsoper with the choreography of Hans Werner Henze's Orpheus. In Brussels Berghaus directed Berg's Lulu in 1988, and in that same year, Schubert's Fierrabras. In Zürich, her productions included Weber's Der Freischütz and Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer. Her final operatic production was Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus, produced in Leipzig in 1995. Prague (Czech: Praha (IPA: ), see also other names) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ... Alban Maria Johannes Berg (February 9, 1885 – December 24, 1935) was an Austrian composer. ... Wozzeck is the first opera by the Austrian composer Alban Berg (1885-1935). ... Siegfried Matthus (* 13. ... Vienna State Opera (German: Wiener Staatsoper) is one of the most important opera companies in Europe. ... Hans Werner Henze (born July 1, 1926 in Gütersloh, Westphalia, Germany) is a composer well known for his sometimes controversial political beliefs. ... Lulu can refer to: The pop music singer: see Lulu (singer). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Franz Schubert. ... Location within Switzerland (German pronunciation IPA: ; in English often Zurich, without the umlaut) is the largest city in Switzerland (population: 366,145 in 2004; population of urban area: 1,091,732) and capital of the canton of Zürich. ... Carl Maria von Weber Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber (born November 18 or November 19, 1786, in Eutin near Lübeck, Germany; died June 5, 1826, of tuberculosis, in London, England) was a German composer. ... Der Freischütz (English: The Freeshooter) is an opera in three acts by Carl Maria von Weber to a libretto by Friedrich Kind. ... The Flying Dutchman (original German title: Der fliegende Holländer) is an opera, music and libretto by Richard Wagner, in three acts. ... Johann Strauss is the name of three famous Austrian composers: Johann Strauss I (1804-1849), composer, popularizer of the waltz Johann Strauss II (1825-1899), composer, son of Johann I, known as the Waltz King Johann Strauss III (1866-1939), composer, son of Eduard Strauss See also: Strauss This is... Scene from the 1984 version. ... [] (Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk) is the largest city in the Federal State (Bundesland) of Saxony in Germany. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Berghaus died in 1996 due to complications from cancer. She was buried at the Dorotheenstädtischer Cemetery in Berlin-Mitte. Berlin-Mitte or Mitte is the central-most borough of Berlin (Mitte is German for centre). ...


External links

  • Works of and about Ruth Berghaus in the DDB catalogue
  • A portrait

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Ruth Berghaus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (386 words)
Ruth Berghaus (July 2, 1927 – January 25, 1996) was a German choreographer and opera and theater stage director.
Berghaus was born in Dresden and studied Expressionist dance and Dance direction with Gret Palucca there and was an advanced student at the German Academy of Arts in Berlin.
Berghaus died in 1996 in Zeuthen, Berlin due to complications from cancer.
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