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Dorothea Kirschbaum

Director & Director's Assistant

Dorothea Kirschbaum
© Lars Rössler

Dorothea Kirschbaum directs this new production of Eötvös' Tri sestry / Three Sisters at Oper Frankfurt, where she directed Schönberg's Pierrot lunaire in the Bockenheimer Depot and jumped in at short notice to finish off directing a new production of Eugene Onegin. She started working as a director's assistant, and rehearsing revivals, at Oper Frankfurt 2013, since when she has directed several operas for children and tailored dialogue and semi-staged concert performances of Der Graf von Luxemburg and Die Csárdásfürstin. She worked as a director's assistant at the Landestheater in Schleswig-Holstein from 2010 – 2013. Dorothea Kirschbaum worked on productions whilst still a student in Berlin, working with Sebastian Baumgarten, among others. She then worked as an assistant in drama and opera at Theater Bonn and the Komische Oper Berlin and assisted Keith Warner at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen and the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg. Dorothea Kirschbaum received a scholarship from the European Centre of Arts in Hellerau in 2004 for direction and dramaturgy and was a finalist at the 2008 Ring Award Directing Competition in Graz. She is a co-founder of the Musiktheaterwoche klang!Festival in Bielefeld.