Adriana Altaras

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Adriana Altaras was born in Zagreb (Croatia). She grew up in Italy and Germany and studied at the Berlin University of the Arts and at New York University.

She is a co-founder of the Theater zum Westlichen Stadthirschen in Berlin, where she worked for several years as an actress, director and author. She also had engagements at the Maxim Gorki Theatre and the Freie Volksbühne in Berlin, at the Basel Theatre, in Konstanz and Stuttgart. In 2002-2004 she was the in-house director at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin.

Adriana Altaras began as an opera director at the Neuköllner Oper in Berlin and so, in addition to her penchant for theatrical projects, her focus is now on music theatre. Her productions have been seen in Augsburg, Aachen, Bern, Kassel, Heidelberg, Meiningen, Osnabrück, Linz, Dresden and Wiesbaden.

Her work with hyperactive children and Alzheimer patients at the Berlin State Opera and her production of "Vagina Monologues" at the Arena Berlin also received much attention. In 2006-2008 she was the in-house director at the Hans Otto Theatre in Potsdam.

Adriana Altaras also worked as a lecturer at the Berlin University of the Arts and as an interviewer for the Shoa Foundation, founded by Steven Spielberg. She was the artistic director of the Jewish Culture Days 2002.

In 2011 her book TITOS BRILLE was published, followed by DOITSCHA, DAS MEER UND ICH WAREN IM BESTEN ALTER, DIE JÜDISCHE SOUFFLEUSE as well as 2023 BESSER ALLEIN ALS IN SCHLECHTER GESELLSCHAFT. (German Audiobook Award categorie »Best Entertainment« 2024).

Adriana Altaras writes regularly for several newspapers and magazines, including the Jewish Allgemeine Zeitung, the FAZ and ZEIT ONLINE "Freitext - Feld für literarisches Denken": www.zeit.de/freitext.

Publications

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Händel's Factory

Theatre

Staatsoper Hamburg
Spielzeit 2023/24

Theatre Directing

2024

Flight (Jonathan Dove)
Oper Bonn

2023

Händel's Factory (Johannes Harneit/Christoph Klimke)
Staatsoper Hamburg

2022/23

Li-Tai-Pe
Oper Bonn

2022

IL MATRIMONIO SEGRETO (DIE HEIMLICHE EHE) Komische Oper in zwei Akten (Dominico Cimarosa)
Potsdamer Winteroper
Neues Palais Potsdam
Es war einmal ein Hotel...
fundaziun nairs/Società da teater Ftan
Hotel Scuol Palace, Suisse
Aida
Oper Braunschweig
Sunset Boulevard
Oper Kiel

2020-2023

Die verkaufte Braut
Oper Graz

2020

La Cenerentola (Rossini)
Staatstheater Kassel
Die verkaufte Braut
Stadttheater Bern

2019

Madama Butterfly
Theater und Orchester
Heidelberg
Falstaff
Theater
Osnabrück
Hier bin ich (Jonathan Safran Foer)
Staatstheater Wiesbaden

2018

Falstaff
Staatstheater Kassel
Elektra
Staatstheater Braunschweig

2017

Anna Karenina (Jenö Hubay)
Theater Bern
Rigoletto
Theater Osnabrück

2016

Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Staatstheater Kassel
Die Großherzogin von Gerolstein
Staatstheater Kassel

2015/16

Un ballo in maschera (Verdi)
Theater Bern

2015

Carmen
Theater Osnabrück
The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
Staatstheater Kassel

2014

The Merry Wives of Windsor (Otto Nicolai according to Shakespeare)
Theater Kiel, Opernhaus

2013

Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauß)
Landestheater Oberösterreich
Linz
Tosca (Puccini)
Staatstheater Kassel
Melnitz
Kulturtheater Baden / wk kulturwerk
Script: Adriana Altaras/Wolfgang Böhmer according to the novel by Charles Lewinsky world premiere
Swizzerland

2012

Pariser Leben (Jacques Offenbach)
Landestheater Oberösterreich
Linz
Fiddler on the Roof (music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, book by Joseph Stein)
Theater Osnabrück

2011

La Cenerentola ossia La bontà in trionfo (Rossini)
Landestheater Oberösterreich Oper
Linz

2010

Weihnachten im Zelt (Adriana Altaras)
Theaterzelt Meiningen
Prinz Methusalem (Johann Strauss)
Staatsoperette Dresden

2009

Comedian Harmonists (Franz Wittenbrink)
Theater Augsburg
The Czar and the Carpenter (A. Lortzing)
Theater Augsburg
The Merry Widow (Franz Lehar)
Theater Aachen

2008

Der Fall Janke (Adriana Altaras, UA)
Hans Otto Theater
Potsdam
HypOp IV "Happy Hour" (Musik: Heiner Goebbels)
Staatsoper Berlin, Magazin
The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
Theater Augsburg

2007

Casimir and Caroline (Ödon v. Horvath)
Theater Augsburg
Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauß)
Hans Otto Theater
Potsdam

2006

HypOp III "Unikate" (Musik: Alex Nowitz)
Staatsoper unter den Linden
Berlin
Julia Timoschenko (Adriana Altaras u. Wladimir Kurotchkin)
Hans Otto Theater
Potsdam
Garuma - Leben im Sturm (Ad de Bont)
Theater Strahl
Berlin

2005/2006

Cavewoman (Emma Peirson)
Theater Mogul, Admiralspalast Berlin, Tollwood Winterfestival Theresienwiese
Berlin

2005

House & Garden (Alan Ayckbourn)
Hans Otto Theater
Potsdam
Sorrow to go (Adriana Altaras)
Maxim Gorki Theater
Berlin
HypOp II "Kennen wir uns nicht aus Biarritz?" (Musik: Benjamin Rinnert)
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Berlin

2004

Väterchen Frost (Annette Reber)
Maxim Gorki Theater
Berlin
HypOp I (Musik: Juliane Klein)
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Berlin

2003

Women (Claire Boothe Luce)
Maxim Gorki Theater
Berlin

2002

Jud Sauer (Adriana Altaras)
Maxim Gorki Theater
Berlin
Tom Jones (Jean Jacques Philidor)
Neuköllner Oper
Berlin

2001

The Vagina Monologues (Eve Ensler)
Arena
Berlin

2000

Die Gefilde des Himmels (Ein Theaterabend über Engel und Dämonen - Isaac B. Singer)
Jüdisches Museum
Berlin
La Sorella Amante (Joh. A. Hasse)
Neuköllner Oper
Berlin

1998

Der Liebestrank/L'elisir d'amore (Gaetano Donizetti)
Neuköllner Oper
Berlin

1997

Marry Me a Little (Stephen Sondheim)
Landestheater Neustrelitz

1996

Frau Parker kann nicht schlafen - Ein Notturno (Adriana Altaras/Wolfgang Böhmer)
Neuköllner Oper
Berlin

1994

Die Hose (Carl Sternheim)
Theater Tribühne
Stuttgart
Was gibt's Neues vom Krieg?/Quoi de neuf sur la guerre? (Robert Bober)
Probebühne Berliner Ensemble
Berlin

1991

Der letzte Waschgang (Musical from the troupe "College of Hearts")