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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.

Latest News:

  • 14.01.2018 - Claus Guth: Jephtha

  • Opéra Garnier, place de l’Opéra, Paris 9e. Tél. 08 92 9 90 90. Du 13 au 30 janvier. L’occasion est rare de voir cet oratorio de Haendel, créé au Covent Garden de Londres, par le compositeur lui-même, en 1752. Inspiré d’un personnage du Livre des Juges, Jephté, l’Opéra en présente une version...

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  • 31.12.2017 - Claus Guth: Best opera and dance of 2017

  • "At Glyndebourne, the season included Graham Vick’s worthy but dull staging of Cavalli’s Hipermestra, a thought-provoking production of Mozart’s La Clemenza Di Tito by Claus Guth, and a major premiere in the shape of Brett Dean’s excellently performed Hamlet." The Stage

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  • 11.12.2017 - Claus Guth: La Bohème to be broadcast

  • On December 12, will present Puccini’s “La Bohème”, a new production by Claus Guth, from the Paris Opera. The broadcast begins at 1:30 pm EST. 

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  • 04.12.2017 - Claus Guth: Saul at the Theater an der Wien

  • This coming year Claus Guth directs a new production of Händel's oratorio Saul at the Theater an der Wien. It premieres on February 16. It features a wonderful cast including Florian Boesch as Saul and Anna Prohaska as Merab.

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  • 28.11.2017 - Claus Guth: La Bohème – Opéra de Paris, France

  • Sonya Yoncheva and Aida Garifullina lead an all-star cast in the Opéra de Paris’ new production of Puccini’s classic love story “La Bohème.” Claus Guth’s visionary production will be set in space showcasing a new perspective of the classic work. Atala Ayan and Arthur Rucinski round out the cast with Gustavo Dudamel conducting. The production opens Dec. 1.

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  • 29.10.2017 - Claus Guth: Should Opera’s Most Beloved Classic Be Changed?

  • The coming Paris production [of La Bohème], the details of which are being closely kept, will not be nearly so indulgent of audience expectations. “The second the curtain opens, you have a fist in your face,” Mr. Guth, the director, said in a phone interview. Mr. Guth, acclaimed for stylized, even surreal productions that nevertheless remain moored to reality, hadn’t thought...

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