Jury Stefan Herheim

Stefan Herheim

Stage Director, Intendant Theater an der Wien

As one of the most sought-after opera directors of his generation, Stefan Herheim has taken over the directorship of the Theater an der Wien, the stagione opera house of the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, since the 2022/23 season.

After training as a cellist and singer and working at the opera in his home city of Oslo, among others, Herheim studied Directing Music Theatre with Götz Friedrich at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg.

Herheim’s repertoire ranges from early Baroque opera to contemporary music theatre, which he has directed at numerous opera houses and renowned festivals in collaboration with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Adam Fischer, Daniele Gatti, Mariss Jansons, Andris Nelsons, Antonio Pappano and Simon Rattle.

He received numerous international awards and was voted ‘Director of the Year’ three times in the critics’ survey conducted by Opernwelt magazine. At the Opera Awards ceremony at the Teatro Real Madrid in 2022, Stefan Herheim received the award in the category Best Stage Director.

Herheim regularly teaches at European universities and is sought-after as a jury member of international competitions. He has been a professor at the Norwegian National Academy of Opera since 2018.


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