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Claus Guth

Stage director Claus Guth is one of the most sought-after and critically acclaimed artists of his generation. Born in Frankfurt, he completed his studies in Munich before directing a series of productions in Munich, Mannheim and Hamburg that quickly garnered international attention. His international breakthrough came in 1999, when he directed the world premiere of Luciano Berio’s Cronaca del Luogo at the Salzburg Festival. Claus Guth returned to Salzburg the following year for a production of Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride and has been a frequent guest at the festival since, with acclaimed productions of Mozart’s Zaide and the Da Ponte trilogy to his name, which has travelled to various houses in both Europe and America.

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  • 04.03.2018 - Enlightenment through compassion: Claus Guth's stellar Parsifal in Zurich

  • ...the Parsifal narrative is set against what many consider some of the world’s most luscious and emotive musical interludes. Scored for six principal singers, and some dozen lesser roles among knights, soldiers, and flower maidens, the opera’s drama is a turbulent mix of magic, seduction, punishment and redemption. For his Zurich Opera production, Claus...

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  • 22.02.2018 - Saul mit Soul und Seele: Claus Guth triumphiert in Wien neuerlich mit einem Händel-Oratorium

  • Dreimal hat er es schon in Wien getan, einmal in Amsterdam. Das Regieleben des Claus Guth besteht häufig aus Wiederholungen, auch in seinem Stil. Nun folgte also im Theater an der Wien die fünfte szenische Umsetzung eines Oratoriums seinerseits. Die Wahl war auf Händels „Saul“ gefallen, musikalisch reichhaltig, fast opernhaft den Nachfolgekonflikt mit David, das...

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  • 12.02.2018 - Claus Guth: Die Lustige Witwe in Frankfurt

  • Premiering on May 13, Claus Guth creates a new production of Die Lustige Witwe for the Frankfurt Opera. Joana Mallwitz leads the performances, which feature Iurii Samoilov as Graf Danilo, Marlis Petersen as Hanna and Kateryna Kasper as Valencienne. For more information and tickets, click here.

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  • 06.02.2018 - Claus Guth: New Rodelinda production in Barcelona

  • Händel’s “Rodelinda” will get a complete production by the Claus Guth with countertenor Bejun Mehta and Josep Pons conducting. The opera will be shown at the Gran Teatro del Liceu. Operawire

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  • 01.02.2018 - Claus Guth, Luca Pisaroni and Piotr Beczała: Finalists nominated for a 2018 International Opera Award

  • The Finalists for the 2018 International Opera Awards have been announced and several CSAM artists are on the list. Claus Guth's production of Mozart's La clemenza di Tito at Glyndebourne has been nominated for an Award in the New Production category. In the Male Singer category, Piotr Beczała is nominated alongside Günther Groissböck, Peter Mattei, Eric Owens,...

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  • 01.02.2018 - Claus Guth: Bérenice at the Paris Opera 2018-19 Season

  • On Sept. 29, “Bérénice” makes its world premiere in a new production by Claus Guth. Grammy winner Barbara Hannigan and Bo Skovhus star with music director Jordan conducting. For more information and tickets, click here.

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