2021

Notre Dame

| choreography
| assistant director
| stage manager

"Notre Dame", Oper von Franz Schmidt

Musical direction: Michael Balke

Staging: Carlos Wagner

Stage: Rifail Ajdarpasic

Costume: Chistophe Ouvrard

Lighting: Guido Petzold

Sound: Benjamin Schultz, Stephan Linde

Choreography: Alberto Franceschini

Choir rehearsal: Michael Vogel

Dramaturgy: Marius Bolten


Premiere: Freitag, 25. Juni 2021


Next to my role as choreographer, I was also engaged as assistant director for Carlos Wager as well as stage director during the performances.


"Sophisticated and opulent, but not overstuffed, the individual elements enter into a highly satisfying symbiosis with one another: The fully utilized set, both in width and dizzying height; the costumes, which are a successful blend of 18th-century officer uniforms, liturgical vestments, and wild boho-style; the carnival masks, which could just as easily pass for shaggy fir brushwood demons at Fasnacht; the restrained staging, creatively augmented by the Theater St. Gallen dance company; and the consistently excellent performances by all the singers. The result is a unique and deeply gratifying opera experience that nevertheless feels delightfully normal."

(English Translation of https://www.concerti.de/oper/opern-kritiken/st-galler-festspiele-notre-dame-25-06-2 )