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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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  • 10.12.2018 - Claus Guth: Handel’s “Rodelinda” at Opéra de Lyon

  • “Rodelinda” was first performed on February 13, 1725, at the King’s Theatre in the Haymarket, London. Opera de Lyon states, “This is one of Handel’s most accomplished masterpieces, rich in dramatic imagination and brought to life by a great heroine. Passionate love, inevitable mourning, and political rivalries are at the heart of this opera. This classic is presented through the vision of Claus Guth, one of the greatest directors of this generation, who shot to prominence after directing the world premiere production of Luciano Berio’s 'Cronaca del luogo' at the 1999 Salzburg Festival. He has made regular guest appearances at that festival since then, where his productions of 'Iphigenie en Tauride,' 'Zaide' and the Mozart/ Da Ponte trilogy were highly applauded by critics. Guth is known for his accuracy and his audacity; and this staging is sure to become an exceptional Christmas show.”

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