Dresden: The state opera has been extended until 2029

Dresden: The state opera has been extended until 2029

Director of the Dresden State Operetta has been extended until 2029

Catherine Kondauru continues to focus on quality entertainment and has subsequently staged the classic Fleidermaus in her home.

Catherine Kondauro in the beautiful Staatsoperetta foyer at Mitte Power Station.
© Paul Sosnowski

The technical director of Operetta Dresden and the state capital agreed to extend the contract for another five years. Kathryn Kondauro will remain at the head of the house through 2029, the city administration announced Friday. Since 2019, she has been the successor to long-standing and well-deserved technical director Wolfgang Schaller.

“Within the first few years, Ms. Kondaurow and her artistic team gave impetus, initiating a subtle and inspiring modernization of the genre and addressing new audiences,” said Annekatrin Klepsch, Deputy for Culture, Science and Tourism. The 40-year-old drove home through the challenges of the pandemic with great commitment and a great deal of improvisational talent and gave new forms a variety of impetus to urban society.

Thanks Kondaurow accordingly: “I consider it a great gift to be able to continue to design the State Operetta as a unique great house of musical entertainment theater with all the ensembles and assemblies as well as all the staff in all aspects in the years to come and to open it to all generations.” It is very important For me to continue to enhance this distinction in an image-shaping way, and at the same time to establish a dead energy station as an important cultural site within Dresden in the long term.”

Born in Berlin, Katherine Kondauru studied bassoon, piano and chamber music at the Hans Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin. She studied French law, musicology, cultural management and musicology in Berlin, Weimar and Jena. In 2011 she completed her studies at the Hochschule für Musik “Franz Liszt” Weimar and at Friedrich Schiller University Jena with the Magistra Artium. This was followed by engagements at the Berlin State Opera, the Erfurt Theater, the Weimar Arts Festival and the German National Theater in Weimar. From 2011 to 2018 she worked as stage director and cultural director at the German National Theater in Weimar.

She also works as a director in Dresden. The director’s next production will premiere on the 10th of June. With “Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss she directed one of the genres of the classic operetta.

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