Alfred Kirchner

Alfred Kirchner
Alfred Kirchner is well known to audiences at Oper Frankfurt for his productions of Jenůfa, Die Soldaten (both with Michael Gielen), Un ballo in maschera, Eugen Onegin, Stephan Climax, Manon Lescaut, Tosca, this La Bohème and Die Zauberflöte. Some of his best known productions during his long and successful career were Khovanshchina with Claudio Abbado at the Vienna State Opera, Tristan und Isolde with Sir Simon Rattle and Ingo Metzmacher in Amsterdam, where he also directed Don Giovanni, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and the first performances in America of Henze's We come to the river and Venus und Adonis at Santa Fe Opera. 1994-1998 saw the birth of his new Ring in Bayreuth, conducted by James Levine. Many of his productions were invited to the Theatertreffen in Berlin, the Holland Festival, Wiener Festwochen, the Theater der Nationen and New York. In addition to classical operas and plays Alfred Kirchner has been involved in first performances and world premieres of works by, to name a few, Martin Walser, Peter Turrini, Heiner Müller, Thomas Bernhardt, Herbert Achternbusch, Dario Fo, Maxim Gorki, Hans Zender, Udo Zimmermann and Helmut Lachenmann. He studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Schule in Berlin. He began his directing career working as an assistant to Peter Zadek in Bremen before taking up posts as chief director at the Staatstheater in Stuttgart, Schauspiel Bochum and Burgtheater in Vienna. He was a member of the State Schauspielbühnen in Berlin's board from 1989-1993. Places where Alfred Kirchner has worked as a professor have included the Musikhochschule in Hamburg, Hanns Eisler Schule in Berlin and Athens University in Georgia.

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