Brian Michaels | Director (in charge of the international performance)
He studied philosophy at the University of Sussex in England. He has been living and working in Germany since 1973. Founded Il Teatro Siciliano in 1978 in Frankfurt - Germany's first immigrant theatre, which gained international recognition.
Since 1984 he has been working as both an opera and theatre director - in Munich, Berlin, Framkfurt, Hamburg, Essen, Los Angeles and Delhi. Worked for many years for the State Opera in Stuttgart, as well as Basel, Bonn, Darmstadt, Essen and Salzburg.
5 productions for the Wiener Festwochen, as well as productions for festivals in Bregenz, Schwetzingen, Innsbruck, Frankfurt and Recklinghausen.
From 1994-2013 Professor for Acting and Directing at the Folkwang University in Essen.
Since October 2014, Guest Professor for Acting and Directing at the PWST Bytom/Cracow.
In 2017, he directed an international version of Lysistrata for the European Capital of Culture in Pafos, Cyprus. 2019 he will produce an important production for Plovdiv, the European Capital of Culture 2019 in Bulgaria.
Photo: Jakub Urbanski