Skip to main content






Barrie Kosky’s work was last seen at HGO in Saul (2019). He has been intendant and artistic director of the Komische Oper Berlin since 2012. New productions for 2021-22 include Mahagonny for Komische Oper Berlin, The Cunning Little Vixen at Bayerischen Staatsoper Munich, Don Giovanni at Wiener Staatsoper, and Tosca at Dutch National Opera. His work at the Komische Oper Berlin includes The Magic Flute, The Monteverdi Trilogy, Ball at the Savoy, Eugene Onegin, The Tales of Hoffmann, Rigoletto, La Belle Hélène, Moses und Aron, La bohème, Rusalka, Le Grand Macabre, West Side Story, Pelléas et Mélisande, Semele, The Bassarids, Die Perlen von Cleopatra, Anatevka, and Candide. He has directed opera productions for the Bayerische Staatsoper (Die Schweigsame Frau, Agrippina, The Fiery Angel, and Der Rosenkavalier), the Salzburg Festival (Orphée aux Enfers), Glyndebourne Festival Opera (Saul), Festival Aix en Provence (Falstaff, Coq D´Or), Oper Frankfurt (Dido and Aeneas/Bluebeard's Castle, Salome, and Carmen), Opera Zurich (La Fancuilla del West, The Stigmatized, Macbeth, and Boris Gudonov), Opéra National de Paris (Prince Igor), and Royal Opera House Covent Garden (The Nose, Agrippina, and Carmen). He also has presented his productions at the Los Angeles Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Gran Liceu Barcelona, Vienna Staatsoper, Het National Opera Amsterdam, English National Opera, Oper Graz, Theater Basel, Aalto Theater Essen, Staatsoper Hannover, Deutsches Theater Berlin, and Schauspielhaus Frankfurt, and he is a regular guest at the Edinburgh International Festival. He previously served as artistic director of Gilgul Theatre Company, artistic director of the 1996 Adelaide Festival, and co-director of Vienna Schauspielhaus. His many awards include an Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production for Castor et Pollux (English National Opera), Best Director at the 2014 International Opera Awards, Best Opera House (Komische Oper Berlin) at the 2015 International Opera Awards, and a 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Opera and Music Theatre for Saul (also nominated for a 2016 International Opera Award and winner of six Helpmann Awards). In 2020 he was the recipient of a Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, in recognition of his unique and influential contribution to the Australian arts world.

Cookie Notice

We use cookies on our site to improve your experience on our site.

To find out more, view our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Back To Top Back to top