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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

Photo: Peter Strobl

 

Nicole Claudia Weber

Director

Born on March 28th, 1969 in Karlsruhe and grew up in Krailling near Munich, she received her training in singing, dance and acting at the Dance and Singing Studio Theater an der Wien and the Performing Arts Studios Vienna.

This was followed by engagements as a performer at the Theater in der Josefstadt (Vienna), the City Theater Klagenfurt, the Theater St. Gallen, the Bregenz Festival, the Museumsquartier Vienna and the City Theater Regensburg,

before switching to directing.

Her directorial work has taken her to the Theâtre National du Luxembourg, Theater St. Gallen, the Graz Opera, the City Theater Klagenfurt, the Theater Erfurt, and the State Academic Theater Sverdlovsk in Yekaterinburg / Russia

other works included "Cabaret" and "Die Fledermaus" at the Darmstadt State Theater, as well as Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" at the St Gallen Theater,

At the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz Munich she staged the world premiere of the Singspiel "Der Bottleneck" by Wilfried Hiller and Felix Mitterer, the operetta "Wiener Blut" and "Pumuckl" the musical, and

“Momo” an opera premiere by Wilfired Hiller and Wolfgang Ardenberg;

Her production of the world premiere of “Little Brothers Fine” by Felix Mitterer was shown on ORF 2 last year.

 

www.nicoleclaudiaweber.com

Photo: Marcus J. Camey

 

Tscho Theissing

Musical direction

Born in Salzburg, he was already engaged in non-classical forms of music in addition to regular violin lessons in his youth. He studied violin, jazz and musicology at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and Graz, but also gained significant experience as an electric guitarist in a rock band, street musician and partner of actors and cabaret artists. For many years, in addition to his work as a lead violinist in the orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper, he was a member of the jazz string quartet "motus quartett", the international jazz ensemble "pago libre" and the Roland Neuwirth Extremschrammeln.

His work as an arranger and composer was shaped by the collaboration with Burgtheater doyen Michael Heltau, with whom he attended numerous chanson evenings on stages such as the Burg- und Akademietheater, the Ronacher, the Volksoper and the theater for 20 years, from 1998 to 2018 who designed and founded the "Viennese Theater Musicians", whose director is Tscho Theissing.

He also developed several full-length programs for the mezzo-soprano Elisabeth Kulman, for the bassist Georg Breinschmid and for the actress Nicole Beutler. He composed and arranged for the ZDF New Year's Eve concert of the Staatskapelle Dresden under Christian Thielemann, for the jazz bassist Avishai Cohen, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Tonkünstler Orchestra of Lower Austria, the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra with the Sonus Brass Quintet, the opera camps of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Salzburg Festival, for Sigrid Hauser and the ensembles The Clarinotts, Amarcord Vienna, Studio Percussion Graz and Tsukemen (Japan).

Tscho Theissing had great success at the Vienna Chamber Opera with his arrangements of Bizet's "Carmen" for four singers and three musicians (2016) and Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" (2017). In March 2020, his first opera "Genia" will be premiered there as a commissioned work by the Theater an der Wien for the Beethoven year.

 

Photo: Christoph A. Hallhake

 

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.

 

Photo: zVg

Vanessa Achilles-Broutin 

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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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

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Eduard Neversal 

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