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Frank Albrecht

Actor

Frank Albrecht
© Ursula Albrecht

Frank Albrecht was born Frankfurt in 1958 and attended Ruth von Zerboni's drama school in Munich. He then spent time under contract to the Städtischen Bühnen Augsburg, Theater Bremen, Schauspiel Cologne and Theater Freiburg. Guest engagements have taken him to theatres including theTheatre of the West in Berlin, Staatstheater Darmstadt and Theater Gießen. He has appeared in films and on television and works directing independent theatre projects in Munich and Cologne and at the Young Theatre Bremen. Important roles in recent years have included Danton, Kurfürst (Prinz von Homburg), Patriarch (Nathan the Wise) and Fürst von Lippert Weylersheim (Die Csárdásfürstin). He and his wife Ursula Albrecht founded MUSIKTHEATERKÖLN in 1993. This was renamed »Theatre of Tranquility« in 2006; their aim is to bring texts by Christian mystic to the stage as modern opera. He was Andy Warhol in the 1998 world premiere of Beuys (an opera by Franz Hummel) at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and Festwochen in Vienna. After taking a part time degree at the Institute for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis Tübingen/Vienna and training as a non-medical practitioner in psychotherapy in Freiburg he has been working as a Logotherapist in a group practice in Baden-Baden, in tandem with his theatre career. Frank Albrecht, who also trained as a musician, is making his debut at Oper Frankfurt as Vespone in this new production of Pergolesi's La serva padrona and you can see him again in the world premiere of Lucia Ronchetti's Inferno in June 2021.