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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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  • 10.06.2016 - A "fascinating and powerful" staging of 'Juliette' by Claus Guth

  • "The production team of Claus Guth / director, Alfred Peter / sets and Eva Dessecker / costumes has succeeded in a fascinating and powerful implementation of surrealism in the plot's scenic and visual atmosphere." {Dem Produktionsteam Claus Guth/Regie, Alfred Peter/ Bühnenbild und Eva Dessecker/ Kostüme ist es in faszinierender Eindringlichkeit gelungen, die surreale Stimmung der Handlung...

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  • 29.05.2016 - Claus Guth stages a "compelling and brilliantly transformed" production of 'Juliette' in Berlin

  • "Claus Guth sets his production of Martinu's opera "Juliette" in psychology. He understands the surreal action of the play as a horror trip in the jungle of a traumatized unconscious - and offers a compelling and to the details brilliantly converted interpretation." {Claus Guth setzt mit seiner Inszenierung von Martinus Oper "Juliette" auf die Psychologie. Er begreift die surreale Handlung des...

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  • 21.05.2016 - More critical acclaim for Claus Guth's production of 'Rigoletto' in Paris

  • "Guth peruses every line of Piave’s libretto and every note of Verdi’s music to plumb the deeper meanings of Verdi’s opera . . .  Claus Guth’s psychological insights into Verdi’s popular work are so profound as to inspire me to write future essays on what he has shown us. Guth has invaluable insights into the relationship of Rigoletto and the...

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  • 14.05.2016 - Claus Guth's 'La Clemenza di Tito' takes the stage at Glyndebourne in 2017 season

  • Claus Guth presents a new staging of Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito at the Glyndebourne Festival, as part of the recently announced 2017 season. Robin Ticciati leads from the pit for these performances, taking place July 26 - August 26, which also feature Steve Davislim (Tito), Alice Coote (Vitellia), Kate Lindsey (Sesto), and Joélle Harvey (Servilia).

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  • 07.05.2016 - Claus Guth's staging of 'Rigoletto' a "triumph" at the Bastille

  • "Verdi's "Rigoletto" by Verdi's is at the Bastille and there's nights like this where everything is perfect, it is a triumph . . . Claus Guth serves Verdi with simplicity and elegance." {"Rigoletto" de Verdi est à l'opéra Bastille et il y'a des soirs comme ça où tout est parfait, c'est un triomphe . . . Claus Guth sert Verdi avec simplicité et...

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  • 30.04.2016 - "A highly theatrical and moving spectacle" - Claus Guth's new staging of 'Rigoletto' in Paris

  • "A highly theatrical and moving spectacle, as Giuseppe Verdi wanted and public triumph . . . In this production, Rigoletto opens a Pandora's box to find there the shadows of its past, still alive." {Un spectacle hautement théâtral et émouvant, comme le souhaitait Giuseppe Verdi et triomphe du public . . . Dans cette production, Rigoletto ouvre une boîte de Pandore...

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