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Barrie Kosky

Director

Barrie Kosky
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Barrie Kosky, who also produced our staggeringly good new production of Carmen (which goes to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London in 2018) and has been Intendant the Chief Director of the Komische Oper Berlin since 2012/13, has won many awards. Productions directed by this Australian genius, which have drawn accolades from all over the world, have included Die Zauberflöte (with the British theatre group 1927), Eugen Onegin (showing now at Zurich Opera), Moses und Aron, Ball im Savoy, West Side Story, Die Monteverdi-Trilogie, Die schöne Helena/Beautiful Helen, Die Perlen der Cleopatra / Cleopatra's Pears, Der Jahrmarkt von Sorotschinzi/Sorotschinzi Fair and Castor und Pollux (co-production with English National Opera in London) which won a Laurence Olivier Award. This season he directs Pelléas et Mélisande and Anatevka - a musical written by Jerry Bock - and his Covent Garden production of Shostakovitch's Die Nase/The Nose can be seen in Berlin and Sydney. Other recent engagements have included his debut in Bayreuth this summer, with Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Der feurige Engel/The Firey Angel at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Macbeth at Zurich Opera, Armide at the Nationale Opera in Amsterdam, Saul at the Glyndebourne Festival (International Opera Award 2015 »Best Opera Production«) and in Adelaide. This winner of the 2014 »Best Director« International Opera Award, was Intendant of the Schauspielhaus in Vienna from 2001-2006 and Artistic Director of the 1996 Adelaide Festival in Australia.