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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:

  • 19.03.2016 - A new staging of 'Die Frau ohne Schatten' by Claus Guth just announced

  • Claus Guth will create a new production of Strauss' Die Frau ohne Schatten as part of the Berlin State Opera's celebratory season in 2017. Acclaimed conductor Zubin Mehta will lead the performances of this not-to-be-missed staging. More details are available via FOCUS online.

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  • 08.03.2016 - New 'Rigoletto' staging by Claus Guth in Paris

  • Claus Guth's new production of Verdi's 'Rigoletto' will be on stage at the Opéra Bastille this spring. Performances take place April 9, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26 & 28 and May 2, 5, 7, 10, 14, 16, 21, 24, 27 & 30. Conductors Nicola Luisotti and Pier Giorgio Morandi take the podium, with a cast that includes Michael Fabiano and Francesco Demuro as Il duca di Mantova, Quinn Kelsey...

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  • 28.02.2016 - Claus Guth's 'Parsifal' to be featured at the Teatro Real

  • Claus Guth's spectacular staging of Parsifal can be seen April 2-30 at Madrid's Teatro Real. The cast features Christian Elsner and Klaus Florian Vogt alternating in the title role, with Anja Kampe as Kundry, and Franz Josef Selig as Gurnemanz. 

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  • 19.02.2016 - Claus Guth's 'Il Trittico' at Oper Frankfurt

  • Claus Guth's acclaimed staging of Puccini's Il Trittico takes the stage at Oper Frankfurt this season, March 13, 20, 25, 28 & 31 and April 3 & 9. The three casts feature luminaries of the opera world, including Zeljko Lucic as the title role of Gianni Schicchi and Michele in Il Tabarro, and Elza van den Heever in the title role of Suor Angelica and Giorgetta in Il...

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  • 07.02.2016 - Claus Guth's 'Figaro' at COC "illuminates the score's psychological depth"

  • "Guth turns what in traditional productions can too often come across as cartoonish cyphers into complex, three-dimensional and often flawed characters. Rather than imposing a concept on Mozart, Guth illuminates the score’s psychological depth." Michael Crabb - The Star "The Canadian Opera Company (COC) has dipped into the closet of German opera director Claus Guth and plucked out his...

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  • 12.01.2016 - 'Le nozze di Figaro' at the Canadian Opera Company

  • Claus Guth's production of Mozart's sparkling classic Le nozze di Figaro from the Salzburg Festival travels to Toronto this year, to be featured at the Canadian Opera Company from February 4-27. This production, inspired by the films of Ingmar Bergman and acclaimed plays by Ibsen and Strindberg, features a spectacular international cast. Josef Wagner sings Figaro, Jane Archibald is...

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