Artistic Director for Opera at Prague National Theater
Per Boye Hansen (born 1957) studied Theatre Science at the University of Oslo and Music-theatre directing at the Music Academy in Essen (Folkwanghochschule) where he graduated in 1982.
From 1983 to 1992 he was the Leader and Artistic Director of Oslo Summer opera, where he directed operas such as Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, La Clemenza di Tito and Ariadne auf Naxos. He was engaged as Assistant Stage Director at the Cologne Opera House from 1984 to 1988 and was several times Assistant Stage Director at the Salzburg Festival. In 1990 he founded Oslo Arts Management, where he was owner and Managing Director until 2000.
From 2001 until 2005 he worked as Casting Director and Opera Administrator at Komische Oper Berlin with Andreas Homoki als General Director. In this period he built up a house ensemble of soloists and worked with stage directors such as Barrie Kosky, Calixto Bieito, Richard Jones, David Alden, Daniel Slater, Hans Neuenfels, Willy Decker, Sebastian Baumgarten, and Peter Konwitschny.
From 2005 till 2012 he was Managing and Artistic Director of Bergen International Festival. From 2012 to 2017 he was Artistic Director for the Norwegian National Opera.
From 2011 until 2018 he was Head of the Jury for the Ibsen International Award, appointed by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture.
He was a Jury Member of the ARD Music Competition, Opera Award 2015 and the BBC Singer of the World 2013.
Since 2019 Per Boye Hansen is Artistic Director for Opera at Prague National Theater.