Intendant, Oper Graz, Chair
Nora Schmid, born in Berne (Switzerland), studied musicology and business administration in her home city and in Rome. As a student she devoted much of her time and energy to classical singing and had her first stage experiences in various productions at Stadttheater Bern. In addition, she was an assistant to Professor Dr. Anselm Gerhard at the Department of Musicology of the University of Berne.
After her first experiences in the fields of orchestra management with Basel Sinfonietta and marketing at the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden, she began working as music theatre dramaturg at Theater Biel Solothurn (Intendant Hans J. Ammann) in 2005. From 2007 Nora Schmid was opera and concert dramaturg at Theater an der Wien (Intendant Roland Geyer). With the season 2010/11 she became chief dramaturg at Semperoper Dresden, where in 2012 she additionally took over the agenda of the Personal Referent to Intendant Dr. Ulrike Hessler. After Dr. Hessler’s death in July 2012 she became member of the interim acting management of Semperoper Dresden. As of the season 2015/16 Nora Schmid is Intendant of Oper Graz. In her function in Graz Nora Schmid has also taken over the chair of the RING AWARD 20 Jury.