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Regieportrait: Magdalena Fuchsberger

on May 13, 2023
This is the page for the performance on May 13, 2023.

Gustav Mahler-Saal

Cast 13.05.2023

Mit Magdalena Fuchsberger Nikolaus Stenitzer


As a prelude to the premiere of Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites on May 21, dramaturge Nikolaus Stenitzer introduces the director and State Opera debutant Magdalena Fuchsberger in a conversation with her artistic work to date.

The Salzburg-born director has a happy hand for works outside the repertory mainstream: »Amazing, original and immensely imaginative,« for example, is what critic Arno Lücker called her production of Ernst Krenek's almost forgotten Life of Orest in Münster; her world premiere direction of Outi Tarkiainen's A Room of One's Own (Theater Hagen 2022, after Virginia Woolf) was noted by the trade journal Opernwelt as having »equally drastic and touching images.« But the artist was also successful with works from the great canon: Opernwelt called her production of Giuseppe Verdi's Simon Boccanegra at Theater Hagen (2019) »one of the best Verdi productions in Germany in recent years« and nominated Magdalena Fuchsberger for it in the category »Young Artist of the Year 2019.« 

Magdalena Fuchsberger studied musical theater directing at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and, after permanent engagements as assistant director and evening director at the Landestheater Linz and the Stuttgart Opera, has been working as a freelance musical theater director since 2015. Since then she has directed, among others, Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer (2016, Opera Festival Plovdiv/Bulgaria); Verdi's La Traviata (2016, National Opera Tirana/Volkstheater Rostock ), Kurt Weill's A Touch of Venus (2022, Oper Graz) and Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream (2023, Theater Gießen). She lives in Berlin. 

→ Attendance at the director's portrait is free for subscribers, newsletter recipients, the U27 audience, and members of the Official Circle of Friends of the Vienna State Opera.
The event will be held in German.