Born in Salzburg, she studied stage-directing at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. After permanent engagements as assistant director at the Landestheater Linz and the Oper Stuttgart, she has been working as a freelance music theatre director since 2015. She lives in Berlin. Her most recent work includes the world premiere of Karola Obermüller’s Gerade sein und Mensch werden: Sophie Scholl at Theater Heidelberg, the world premiere of Outi Tarkiainen’s A room of one's own at Theater Hagen, Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer at the opera festival in Plovdiv/ Bulgaria and Verdi’s La traviata at the National Opera Tirana and Volkstheater Rostock. The trade journal Opernwelt recognised her production of Simon Boccanegra at Theater Hagen as „one of the best Verdi productions in Germany in recent years“ and nominated her for it in the category „Young Artist of the Year“ in 2019. In 2023 Magdalena Fuchsberger will make her directorial debut at the Vienna State Opera with Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites.