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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:

  • 23.04.2016 - Critical acclaim for Claus Guth's new staging of 'Rigoletto' in Paris

  • "Le Rigoletto de Guth est dans ce clivage et il se joue dans une boite. Dés le prélude, le double en haillons de Rigoletto est devant nous à fouiller dans une boite et à y sortir pour l’étreindre la robe tachée de sang de la scène finale. Le décor lui-même est une gigantesque boite dont les cotés s’ouvrent et se referment...

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  • 19.04.2016 - Claus Guth's new production of 'Juliette' takes the stage next month in Berlin

  • The Berlin State Opera presents Claus Guth's new staging of Martinů's rarely performed Juliette, May 28 and June 2, 5, 7, 10, 14 & 18 at the Staatsoper im Schiller Theater. The cast features Rolando Villazón as Michel and Magdalena Kožená as Juliette, with Daniel Barenboim leading the Staatskapelle Berlin.

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  • 13.04.2016 - Claus Guth's 'Parsifal' at the Teatro Real - on stage through April 30

  • Don't miss your chance to see Claus Guth's incredible staging of Parsifal at Madrid's Teatro Real. Remaining performances take place April 15, 18, 21, 24, 27 & 30 with an internationally acclaimed cast featuring Christian Elsner and Klaus Florian Vogt alternating in the title role, Anja Kampe as Kundry, and Franz Josef Selig as Gurnemanz. 

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  • 09.04.2016 - Claus Guth's 'Rigoletto' on stage in Paris

  • Claus Guth's staging of Verdi's 'Rigoletto' can be seen on stage this month, for the Opéra national de Paris at the Opéra Bastille. The April 9 performance has been canceled due to a labor strike; performances will resume on April 11. Tickets and more information are available at the following link.

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  • 29.03.2016 - Guth's 'Parsifal' opens next week at the Teatro Real

  • Claus Guth's staging of Parsifal takes the stage beginning next week at Madrid's Teatro Real. Performances take place  April 2-30 with an internationally acclaimed cast featuring Christian Elsner and Klaus Florian Vogt alternating in the title role, Anja Kampe as Kundry, and Franz Josef Selig as Gurnemanz. 

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  • 24.03.2016 - Guth's 'Parsifal' staging opens next week at the Teatro Real

  • Claus Guth's incredible staging of Wagner's Parsifal opens next week on April 2, and can be seen through the end of the month at the Teatro Real. The spectacular international cast features Christian Elsner and Klaus Florian Vogt alternating as Parsifal, Anja Kampe as Kundry, and Franz Josef Selig sings Gurnemanz. 

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