Hans Neuenfels

Hans Neuenfels
Hans Neuenfels, a member of the Academy of the Arts in Berlin and Bavarian Akademie der Schönen Künste, is one of the leading directors of our time. His name has been closely linked to Oper Frankfurt for a long time (he returned two years ago for Schoeck's Penthesilea - a 2007 production from Theater Basel, voted »Production of the Year 2008« by Opernwelt Magazine). Between 1977 and 1987, when Michael Gielen was Intendant, he directed many pioneering productions including Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten, Busoni’s Doktor Faust, Verdi’s Macbeth and, in particular, his Aida in 1981, which created a storm and is still talked about by opera goers. Hans Neuenfels, born in 1941, studied acting and direction at the Max Reinhart Seminar in Vienna. He also made a huge impact at Schauspiel Frankfurt when it was being run by Peter Palitzsch. He has directed operas since 1974. Hans Neuenfels was voted »Director of the Year« in 2005 and 2008 by Opernwelt Magazine. His Idomeneo at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin in 2003 was discussed all over the world. Recent productions have included Lohengrin in Bayreuth (which will be performed for the fifth season running in 2014) and Johann Simon Mayr’s Medea in Corinto at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. His essays on - Wie viel Musik braucht der Mensch?/How much music do people need? - were published in 2009, followed by his autobiography Das Bastardbuch/The Bastard Book (2011). He recently opened the 2013 Zurich Festival with Richard Wagner – Wie ich Welt wurde, a piece he wrote for actors, singers and small orchestra.
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