Keith Warner

Keith Warner (c) Monika Forster

Keith Warner is one of the most important directors of our time. In the last couple of years he has staged at opera houses in Berlin, Vienna, London, Copenhagen, Brussels, Frankfurt, Dresden, Hamburg, Warsaw, Strasbourg and Tokio, San Francisco among others. His work also led him to major festivals as Bayreuth, Savonlinna and Bregenz, where he staged the new production of Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier in 2011 as well as the world premiere of Tchaikowsky’s Der Kaufmann von Venedig in summer 2013.

Keith Warner is closely connected to the Oper Frankfurt where he has staged Britten’s Death in Venice, Rossini’s La cenerentola, Dallapiccola’s Volo di notte/Il prigioniero, Reimann’s Lear, Ade’s Tempest, Ildebrando Pizzetti’s Murder in the Cathedral, Verdi’s Falstaff and Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel. He also works closely with the Theater an der Wien, where he staged Bloch’s Macbeth, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Schulhoff’s Flammen, Haydn’s Orlando Paladino, Janácek’s Katja Kabanová, Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler and most recently Weill’s Dreigroschenoper.

His production of Berg’s Wozzeck at the Royal Opera House London was highly celebrated and was awarded the Olivier Award as “best opera production 2003“. The production had its revival in 2013.

Project of the current season lead him to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with a new production of Der Ring des Nibelungen and to Karlsruhe with Elektra, etc.



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