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Andreas Gergen Regie

Andreas Gergen © Andrea Peller

His most important productions as a director include THE VISIT for the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien (VBW), CARMEN at the Felsenreitschule Salzburg, and the operetta VICTORIA UND HER HUSSAR for the Seefestspiele Mörbisch. For VICTORIA UND HER HUSSAR he won the Bayerischer Rundfunk’s International Operetta Award.

To date, he has directed over 80 operas, operettas and musicals, including THE MAGIC FLUTE (Staatstheater Saarbrücken), THE COUNT OF MONTE CHRISTO (original production, Theater St.Gallen), JEKYLL & HYDE (Theater Magdeburg), DIE FLEDERMAUS, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, FIDELIO, SPAMALOT (Salzburg Landestheater), THE VISIT, (original production, Thunerseespiele), HAIRSPRAY (Munich, Merzig, Tecklenburg), the original German production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY - THE MUSICAL (Musik und Theater Saar). He staged LUTHER – PROJEKT DER 1000 STIMMEN by Michael Kunze and Dieter Falk at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, a project that will tour Germany in 2017 to mark the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Reformation, and is to be broadcast by the ZDF TV channel on Reformation Day. He also directed the VBW’s well-received semi-staged concert performances of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and LOVE NEVER DIES. He was both Managing Director and Artistic Director of the Berlin Schlossparktheater, where his productions included the European premiere of the Broadway hit URINETOWN – THE MUSICAL, the operetta WIE EINST IM MAI by Walter Kollo and DIE DREI VON DER  TANKSTELLE by Werner Richard Heymann. He subsequently became Artistic Project Manager of Stage Entertainment in Hamburg, where he helped to develop the musicals DER SCHUH DES MANITU and ICH WAR NOCH NIEMALS IN NEW YORK, among other projects. In 2017, Andreas Gergen returned to the VBW to direct DON CAMILLO & PEPPONE and the world premiere production of the Rainhard Fendrich musical I AM FROM AUSTRIA. From 2011 until 2017 he was Opera Director of the Salzburger Landestheater.