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ISPA Award Recipient - Lotte de Beer

ISPA Award Recipient

Lotte de Beer

Lotte de Beer

2018 Distinguished Artist Award Recipient


With future engagements in opera houses all over Europe, Lotte de Beer is one of the most sought after stage directors of the young generation. De Beer won the Ton Lutz award for most promising stage director (2009), and the International Opera Awards 2015 in the category ‘Newcomer’.

In the past years De Beer directed productions as Hänsel & Gretel and The New Prince at the Dutch National Opera, Boulevard Solitude in Copenhagen, Rusalka in Essen, La Bohème, Les pêcheurs de perles and La Traviata at Theater an der Wien, Così fan tutte at Theater Braunschweig, as well as Moonstruck Intoxication with the NJO (including works of Henze, Schönberg and Maxwell Davies), the revival of Konwitschny’s Salomé at Tokyo Nikikai Theatre, Die Arabische Prinzessin (Arriaga) at Oper Leipzig and Manon at Opera Zuid. Her productions received great acclaim of audience and press. The New York Times called her production of Waiting for Miss Monroe (Holland Festival) ‘outstanding’.

De Beer’s work is often described as intelligent and fresh. The detailed ‘Personenregie’, which is always based on the music as most important subtext, is one of the returning elements in her stagings. She tries to leave the tradition of ‘Regietheater’ behind and searches for different ways in every piece to tell the story to an audience of the 21st century without necessarily forcing it into a ‘modern’ shape.

Recent and upcoming engagements include a.o. Mose in Egitto in Bregenz and Cologne, Il Trittico at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Lulu in Leipzig, Carmen at Aalto Theater Essen, Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Dutch National Opera, Der fliegende Holländer at Malmö Opera, Didone Abbandonata in Basel, Orleanskaya Deva at Theater an der Wien, a revival of Les pêcheurs de perles at Gran Teatre del Liceu and Don Carlos at Oper Stuttgart.

Photo by Philipp Ottendörfer ©

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