Christoph Seuferle

Opera director Deutsche Oper Berlin

Biography

Christoph Seuferle, born in Stuttgart, completed his studies in musical theater directing at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, graduating with honors and a "Magister Artium" in 1989. His first engagements took him initially to the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and the Grand Théâtre in Genève as assistant director and stage manager.
Between 1994 and 2001 he held the position of "Directeur du planning et de la scène" at the Opéra National de Paris. He then moved to the Opéra National de Montpellier as "Directeur délégué". There he was responsible for the overall budget, 140 employees and, last but not least, the repertoire with a large number of premieres. He succeeded in initiating numerous co-productions with other European and especially with German opera houses. With Deutsche Oper Berlin he produced Luigi Cherubini's MEDEE, with Staatsoper Unter den Linden RINALDO as well as DIDO AND AENEAS.
Christoph Seuferle has been Opera Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin since the 2007/2008 season. He also served as acting artistic director during the interim season 2011/2012. In 2001, Christoph Seuferle was named "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres" for his services in France.