Jochen Schönleber, general manager and artistic director

General manager Jochen Schönleber
General manager Jochen Schönleber
After early film productions, master of arts of humanities in Tübingen and scholarships in Naples (Italy), he became the assistant of Russian director Juri Ljubimow at the opera houses of Stuttgart and Karlsruhe. Besides that he was executive producer of the Landeskunstwochen in Tübingen and assistant to the pantomime and director Helfrid Foron, a collaborator of Samuel Beckett. He has published about theater, orchestras, composers for media like The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, Die Deutsche Bühne and various newspapers.

He has directed in various theatres in Germany since 1989, Beckett, Wolf, Jarry, Schiller. In the field of opera Zimmermann, Henze and many productions of Rossini, Mayr, Meyerbeer, Mercadante for Rossini in Wildbad, many of them modern premières.


2007-2009 he reconsidered his theatrical approach and had huge successes after that with the performances of IL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO, LA CENERENTOLA, IL TURCO IN ITALIA, GUILLAUME TELL, IL VIAGGIO A REIMS, L'INGANNO FELICE (Rossini) and I BRIGANTI (Mercadante). The DVD of GUILLAUME TELL, which was also edited by himself, was awarded EDITOR'S CHOICE in OPERA NEWS (New York) August 2015.