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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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  • 16.09.2018 - Claus Guth: Violetter Schnee at the Staatsoper Berlin

  • Premiering on January 13, Claus Guth stages Beat Furrer's Violetter Schnee at the Staatsoper Berlin.

    This opera portrays the world is in a state of emergency. Five people are trapped in perpetual snowdrifts where time appears to stand still. Violetter Schnee reflects on existential experiences of estrangement and loss of language in the face of looming disaster, translating these experiences into a suggestive musical and language structure.

    The cast features Anna Prohaska as Silvia, Elsa Dreisig as Natascha, Gyula Orendt as Jan, Georg Nigl as Peter, Otto Katzameier as Jacques and Martina Gedeck as Tanja. Matthias Pintscher conducts. The performances take place from January 13 - 31.

    For more information and tickets, click here.

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