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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:

  • 06.08.2018 - Opera Magazine excerpt: Director Claus Guth is profiled as he stages the premiere of Michael Jarrell’s Berenice in Paris

  • Guth was born in Frankfurt, which was where he first came into contact with opera. “I have an unusual first memory [of opera]… I was 14 or 15 - maybe I had been to the opera before with my parents, but I don’t remember. I grew up in Frankfurt in the Michael Gielen era, a time of very radical Regietheater, probably the most radical in the history of opera. I saw Ruth Berghaus’s Walküre and I remember that I didn’t understand a lot, but I loved the intensity and the visual world.”

    Read the full article on Opera Magazine

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