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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:

  • 13.02.2017 - Claus Guth: "Lohengrin parle de la destruction du miracle par la rationalité"

  • Alors qu'il proposera deux nouvelles productions l'an prochain à l'Opéra de Paris, que son Lohengrin triomphe à Bastille et que sa version de Rigoletto sera reprise en fin de saison, le metteur en scène phare de l'ère Lissner revient sur sa mise en scène actuellement à l'affiche. Claus Guth, votre version de Lohengrin créée à la...

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  • 08.12.2016 - Claus Guth to Direct Wagner's Lohengrin at Opéra Bastille this January

  • Claus Guth will direct Wagner's Lohengrin this January and February at Opéra Bastille in Paris this season.  "Directed by Claus Guth, who reveals all the fragility of the knight with whom Wagner identified, the production brings together Jonas Kaufmann, Martina Serafin and René Pape under the baton of Philippe Jordan." --Opéra Bastille  The production will...

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  • 19.10.2016 - Claus Guth to Direct Handel's Rodelinda at Teatro Real Madrid this March

  • Claus Guth to direct Handel's Rodelina at Teatro Real Madrid in a new coproduction with the Frankfurt Opera, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and the Opéra de Lyon. On stage March 24 through April 5. For tickets and more information Dirección musical: Ivor Bolton Dirección de escena: Claus Guth Escenografía y figurines: Christian...

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  • 18.09.2016 - Claus Guth to Direct Handel's Jephtha at the Dutch National Opera this November

  • Claus Guth returns to the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam this fall to direct Handel's Jephtha, which tells the ancient story of a character who cannot escape the ill-fated cycle of his life. On stage November 9 through 27, 2016.  For more information and to purchase tickets

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  • 06.09.2016 - Claus Guth: Las mejores Operas en España 2015-2016

  • Madrid. T. Real. Parsifal. Interesante producción de Claus Guth, llevada a los años siguientes a la primera Guerra Mundial en un sanatorio para heridos de guerra. Muy buena la dirección de Semyon Bychkov. Buena actuación de Klaus Florian Vogt como Parsifal. Entregada a su rol, Anja Kampe en Kundry, aunque apretada. Bien, Franz-Josef...

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  • 01.08.2016 - Claus Guth's 'Don Giovanni' at the Berlin State Opera

  • Claus Guth's acclaimed production of Mozart's Don Giovanni returns to the Berlin State Opera this fall, September 22, 25 & 28 and October 1. The cast features Christopher Maltman in the title role, with Luca Pisaroni as Leporello, Olga Peretyatko as Donna Anna, and Dorothea Röschmann as Donna Elvira. Massimo Zanetti leads the Staatskapelle Berlin for these performances.

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