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Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz

Intendant

Born in Vienna, 1989 graduation as Mag. Phil. (Musicology, romance studies, political science). 1989-1992 general secretary of the Friends of the Vienna State Opera, 1993-96 press chief of the Vienna State and Volksoper, 1996-2001 chief dramaturge, 2001-03 guest dramaturge of the Vienna State Opera, here introductory matinees in the successor of Marcel Prawy. Wagner-Trenkwitz will take over the artistic direction of the Langenlois Castle Festival in autumn 2019.

 

Since 2003 member of the management of the Volksoper Vienna, since 2009 its chief dramaturge. Moderator on national and international stages (including opening of the Wiener Festwochen on the Vienna Rathausplatz, matinees at the Gärtnerplatz-Theater in Munich, at the Salzburg Easter Festival and concert moderation at the festival in Grafenegg), on the radio (including Pasticcio, Anklang and since 2009 Live Broadcast of the Vienna New Year's Concert) and on television (since 2001 Vienna Opera Ball). 2013-2016 director of the Hague Theater Summer.

 

Numerous books, most recently “The orchestra that never sleeps. The Vienna Philharmonic "(2017).

 

Performances as actors 2017-2019 / 2020 (selection): Pelikan ("The Circus Princess") at the Graz Opera, Njegus ("The Merry Widow") at the Langenlois Castle Festival, Kaunitz ("The Empress") and Dragotin ("Gypsy Love" ) at the Baden stage, the title role in "The Magician of Oz" at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt as well as annual participation in the cabaret program in the "Hell" at the Theater an der Wien (2019 "The Burning Divan"). From March 2020 Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz as a frog ("Die Fledermaus") on the stage of the Bonn Theater.

 

www.wagnertrenkwitz.at

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Peter Lund

Director

Der in Flensburg geborene Regisseur und Autor studierte Architektur an der TU Berlin. Bereits während seines Studiums assistierte er bei John Dew, Günter Krämer und Richard Jones. 1985 gründete er die Gruppe Comp & Co. Seit 1987 führt er Regie, u. a. bei COSÌ FAN TUTTE am Staatstheater Braunschweig, DIE WANZE am Maxim-Gorki Theater, ORPHEUS IN DER UNTERWELT am Theater Bremen, DIE DOLLARPRINZESSIN in Erfurt, DIE BLUME VON HAWAII an der Neuköllner Oper, JONNY SPIELT AUF am Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz München und DIE

DREIGROSCHENOPER am Staatsschauspiel Dresden. 

 

Im Sommer 2010 debütierte Peter Lund mit dem ZAREWITSCH bei den Seefestspielen Mörbisch, 2012 inszenierte
er ORPHEUS UND EURIDICE in Regensburg, 2017 DIE ZIRKUSPRINZESSIN am Opernhaus Graz. Seit 2013 hat er mehrere erfolgreiche Produktionen an der Volksoper Wien gestaltet: FRAU LUNA, AXEL AN DER HIMMELSTÜR, DIE CSÁRDÁSFÜRSTIN sowie DER ZIGEUNERBARON.

 

Von 1996 bis 2004 war Peter Lund Leitungsmitglied der Neuköllner Oper in Berlin, von 2002 bis 2022 Professor am Studiengang Musical/Show der Universität der Künste Berlin. Als Autor verfasste Peter Lund satirische Bearbeitungen von Märchen und Kinderbüchern wie "Cinderella passt was nicht", "Der gestiefelte Straßenkater, "Maja und Co" und "Grimm". Seine Stücke wurden an zahlreichen deutschen Bühnen gespielt, das Kinderstück  HEXE HILLARY GEHT IN DIE OPER wurde an der Neuköllner Oper uraufgeführt und zählt zu Lunds erfolgreichsten Werken.

 

Gerrit Prießnitz

Musical direction

Der gebürtige Bonner ist Studienleiter, Kapellmeister und Berater in künstlerischen Fragen an der Volksoper Wien. Als echter Allrounder dirigiert er hier neben dem klassischen Operetten- und Opernrepertoire auch zahlreiche Werke der Moderne
(u. a. die Österreichischen Erstaufführungen von Hans Werner Henzes WUNDERTHEATER, von Marius Felix Langes Familienoper DAS GESPENST VON CANTERVILLE, Detlev Glanerts LEYLA UND MEDJNUN sowie die Europäische Erstaufführung von Tod Machovers SCHOENBERG IN HOLLYWOOD an der Volksoper, ebenso die Uraufführung JE SUIS JACQUES zum Offenbach-Jahr 2019 an der Oper Köln). Hector Berlioz‘ ROMÉO ET JULIETTE an der Volksoper unter seiner
Leitung erhielt den Österreichischen Musiktheaterpreis in der Kategorie
Beste Ballettproduktion. Zuletzt leitete er an der Volksoper die Premieren von Benjamin Brittens DER TOD IN VENEDIG und des Ballettabends BEGEGNUNGEN.

 

Außerdem ist Gerrit Prießnitz verschiedenen deutschen und europäischen Konzertveranstaltern, Orchestern und Opernhäusern als Gastdirigent verbunden (u. a. Wiener Staatsoper, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Theater Chemnitz, Bamberger Symphoniker, Aalto Musiktheater Essen, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Robert Schumann Philharmonie, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Bruckner Orchester, Landestheater Linz, Nürnberger Symphoniker, Oper Köln, Theater Augsburg, Seefestspiele Mörbisch).

 

Bis 2011 war er zudem Künstlerischer Leiter der Wiener Akademischen Philharmonie mit Konzerten im Musikverein und im Konzerthaus. Seit Herbst 2017 bekleidet Gerrit Prießnitz einen Lehrauftrag für Oper an der Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität MUK
Wien.

www.gerrit-priessnitz.de

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Daria Kornysheva

Musical direction

Daria Kornysheva wurde 1972 in Moskau geboren und besuchte von 1990 bis 1995 die Theaterschule am Moskauer Kunsttheater. Sie wechselte später in die Bühnenbildklasse von Prof. Karl Kneidl an der Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie. Spätere Engagements führten sie u. a. an die Neuköllner Oper Berlin, das Neue Theater Halle, das Staatstheater Stuttgart, das Tiroler Landestheater, zu den Bad Hersfelder Festspielen, die Theater Aachen, Freiburg, Magdeburg und Meiningen, die Oper Osnabrück, sowie an die Volksbühne Berlin, die Volksoper Wien , die Oper Graz, das Gärtnerplatztheater München und die Berliner Philharmonie.

An der Volksoper Wien entwarf sie für die Benatzky-Operette AXEL AN DER HIMMELSTÜR (Regie: Peter Lund) die Kostüme und erhielt 2018 gemeinsam mit Sam Madwar und Andreas Ivancsics den Österreichischen Musiktheaterpreis für die „Beste Ausstattung“.

 

Darüber hinaus arbeitete sie für zahlreiche Filmproduktionen – darunter STATUS YO, FORBIDDEN GIRL (Regie: Till Hastreiter), der Dokumentarfilm DIE FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS STORY (Regie: Ralf Pleger), PLATONOV, der Spielfilm CARLO GESUALDO. EHRE, MORD UND MADRIGALE (Regie: Andreas Morell) oder die PHILHARMONIX Doku (Regie Magdalena Zeba-Schwind)

 

In der Spielzeit 2019/2020 zeichnete sich Daria Kornysheva für die Kostüme von DER ZIGEUNERBARON und von GUYS AND DOLLS an der Oper Graz verantwortlich. Des Weiteren steht die Erfolgsproduktion DIE CSÁRDÁSFÜRSTIN, für die sie auch die Kostüme entwarf, ab Oktober 2019 wieder auf dem Spielplan der Volksoper Wien.

 

In der Spielzeit 2021/2022 ist die Premiere der Jazzoper JONNY SPIELT AUF am Gärtnerplatztheater in München für 11. März geplant. Außerdem sind mehrere Projekte mit der Berliner Philharmonie entstanden, wo sie für die Ausstattung verantwortlich war. Unter anderem NONSENSE IN RESIDENCE mit Patricia Kopatschinskaja.

Foto: Privat

 

Florian Bach

Production Manager

Florian Bach is a freelance sound engineer and event organizer for theater, film, television and live entertainment. In 2008 he began to work as a sound engineer in various theaters, including Volksoper, Muth and Metropol. During his studies in media technology at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, he began accompanying shows and bands as a sound engineer in 2012 and founded his own company in 2014 in order to organize and produce two short films, broadcasts and events and to establish himself as a sound engineer and sound designer .

 

Since 2014 he has been in charge of the Operetta Festival in Langenlois, has worked with the 'Wiener Kammerorchester' and 'Schönbrunner Orchester', among others, and is known for the sound of musicals such as 'Scrooge' and 'Hoodoo' as well as for various concert broadcasts (including Garanca, Erich Polz) responsible. In addition to his activities as a sound designer, sound engineer and organization, he trained intensively in the field of immersive sound mixing in order to understand new systems and perspectives of spatial sound reproduction and to further establish these possibilities.

 

Photo: zVg

 
 
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Alexander Riff

Production Manager

Florian Bach is a freelance sound engineer and event organizer for theater, film, television and live entertainment. In 2008 he began to work as a sound engineer in various theaters, including Volksoper, Muth and Metropol. During his studies in media technology at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, he began accompanying shows and bands as a sound engineer in 2012 and founded his own company in 2014 in order to organize and produce two short films, broadcasts and events and to establish himself as a sound engineer and sound designer .

 

Since 2014 he has been in charge of the Operetta Festival in Langenlois, has worked with the 'Wiener Kammerorchester' and 'Schönbrunner Orchester', among others, and is known for the sound of musicals such as 'Scrooge' and 'Hoodoo' as well as for various concert broadcasts (including Garanca, Erich Polz) responsible. In addition to his activities as a sound designer, sound engineer and organization, he trained intensively in the field of immersive sound mixing in order to understand new systems and perspectives of spatial sound reproduction and to further establish these possibilities.

 

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Irene Altmann

Production Manager

Florian Bach is a freelance sound engineer and event organizer for theater, film, television and live entertainment. In 2008 he began to work as a sound engineer in various theaters, including Volksoper, Muth and Metropol. During his studies in media technology at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, he began accompanying shows and bands as a sound engineer in 2012 and founded his own company in 2014 in order to organize and produce two short films, broadcasts and events and to establish himself as a sound engineer and sound designer .

 

Since 2014 he has been in charge of the Operetta Festival in Langenlois, has worked with the 'Wiener Kammerorchester' and 'Schönbrunner Orchester', among others, and is known for the sound of musicals such as 'Scrooge' and 'Hoodoo' as well as for various concert broadcasts (including Garanca, Erich Polz) responsible. In addition to his activities as a sound designer, sound engineer and organization, he trained intensively in the field of immersive sound mixing in order to understand new systems and perspectives of spatial sound reproduction and to further establish these possibilities.

 

Photo: zVg

 
 
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Michael Grundner

Production Manager

Florian Bach is a freelance sound engineer and event organizer for theater, film, television and live entertainment. In 2008 he began to work as a sound engineer in various theaters, including Volksoper, Muth and Metropol. During his studies in media technology at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, he began accompanying shows and bands as a sound engineer in 2012 and founded his own company in 2014 in order to organize and produce two short films, broadcasts and events and to establish himself as a sound engineer and sound designer .

 

Since 2014 he has been in charge of the Operetta Festival in Langenlois, has worked with the 'Wiener Kammerorchester' and 'Schönbrunner Orchester', among others, and is known for the sound of musicals such as 'Scrooge' and 'Hoodoo' as well as for various concert broadcasts (including Garanca, Erich Polz) responsible. In addition to his activities as a sound designer, sound engineer and organization, he trained intensively in the field of immersive sound mixing in order to understand new systems and perspectives of spatial sound reproduction and to further establish these possibilities.

 

Photo: zVg