Barrie Kosky Director

Barrie Kosky is Intendant of Komische Oper Berlin, his contract running until 2022.

After his first season in 2012/13 the Komische Oper was voted’ Opera House of the Year’ by Opernwelt magazine and in 2015 Opernwelt voted its chorus ‘Opera Chorus of the Year’. In 2014 Kosky was named ‘Opera Director of the Year’ at the International Opera Awards in London and at same awards in 2015   Komische Oper was voted ‘Opera Company of the Year’.

Recent amongst Barrie Kosky’s many productions in Berlin have been The Magic Flute, Paul Abraham’s Ball im Savoy, West Side Story, Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre, his Laurence Olivier award winning co-production with English National Opera of Castor and Pollux, Schönberg’s Moses und Aron (conducted by Vladimir Jurowski) and The Tales of Hoffmann.

Barrie Kosky has directed productions for the Bayerischer Staatsoper, Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, Netherlands Opera, Oper Frankfurt, Los Angeles Opera, English National Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, Oper Graz, Staatsoper Hannover, Aaalto Oper Essen, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Oper Zurich and Glyndebourne Festival Opera amongst many other operas and theatre companies. He was Artistic Director of Schauspielhaus Vienna from 2001-2005,

Barrie Kosky was Artistic Director of the 1996 Adelaide Festival and has directed opera and theatre productions for Opera Australia, Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company and the Sydney and Melbourne International Festivals.

Future plans include opera productions at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro Real Madrid, Bayerischer Staatsoper, Oper Zürich, Oper Frankfurt, Finnish National Opera and a new production of Die Meistersinger at the 2017 Bayreuth Festival.

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