Andreas Homoki

Andreas Homoki took over from Harry Kupfer as Head Director of the ­Komische Oper Berlin in 2002. By that time, he had already produced "Falstaff" (1996), »The Love for Three Oranges« (1998), and »The Merry Widow" (2000) at the Behrenstraße. The 2002/2003 season opened with »The Bartered Bride«, a co-production with the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. There followed two co-productions with the Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie; »A Florentine Tragedy/The Dwarf« by Alexander von Zemlinsky, and »The Riviera Girl« by Emmerich Kálmán.

For the 2003/04 season, Andreas Homoki initially took over the role of theatre manager on a provisional basis before officially assuming the position with the start of the 2004/05 season.

He now went on to direct »Jewgeni Onegin«, »The Knight of the Rose«, »The Golden Cockerel«, and »Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny«. On the occasion of the Komische Oper Berlin's 60th jubilee during the 2007/08 season, Homoki produced »The­ Bat« (September 2007), followed by »La Bohème« (April 2008). During the 2008/09 season, he produced two inaugural performances: Frank Schwemmer's children's opera »Robin Hood«, Christian Jost's »Hamlet« and »The Master Singers of Nuremberg« (September 2010).

Born into a family of musicians, Andreas Homoki studied at the Berlin University of the Arts. While still studying, he observed Harry Kupfer at work at the Komische Oper Berlin, and later assisted him with various guest productions, including at the Salzburg Festival. His first full-time engagement led Andreas Homoki to the Oper Köln in 1987, where he worked as a directorial assistant and as a director. From 1988 to 1992, he also taught drama at the operatic department of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. This is where he staged his first productions. His first guest production led him to Geneva in 1992, where his interpretation of »The Woman Without a Shadow« met with international acclaim. Later also staged at Paris's Théâtre du Châtelet, the production was awarded the annual French critics' ­award in 1994.

During the period from 1993 to 2002, Andreas Homoki worked exclusively as a freelance director of opera. His list of works includes »The Castle« by Aribert Reimann and »Aida« (Hanover); »The Poacher«, »The Marksman«, and »The Magic Flute« (Cologne); »Rigoletto« (Hamburg); »Orfeo ed Euridice« (Geneva and Lyon); »La Traviata« and »Macbeth« (Leipzig); »Electra«, »The Knight of the R­ose«, and Verdi's Requiem (Basle); »Hansel and Gretel« (Deutsche Oper Berlin); »Carmen«, »Capriccio«, and »Lulu« (Amsterdam); and »Idomeneo«, »Arabella«, and »Manon Lescaut« (Munich, Staatsoper).

During his time as Theatre Manager at the Komische Oper Berlin, Ho­mok­i's new productions were staged at such venues as the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris ("Tann­häuser«, 2004); the Bayerische Staatsoper München (»Roméo et Juliette«, 2004, and »The King's Children«, 2005); Tokyo's New National Theatre (»Le Nozze di Figaro«, 2003, and »La Fanciulla del West«, 2007); the Semperoper in Dresden (»Turandot«, 2004, and »La Traviata«, 2009), and the Hamburgische Staatsoper (»Faust«, 2010).

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