David Hermann

General Management
Franco-German David Hermann has established himself in recent seasons as one of the leading opera directors of his generation.

He studied at the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ in Berlin and in 2000 won 1st Prize at the International Competition of Staging and Stage Design in Graz. He was nominated as Best Director at the 2018 International Opera Awards in London for his Krenek Trilogy at Oper Frankfurt, which won in the category ‘Rediscovered Work’.

Most recent engagements include Cosi fan tutte at Opéra National du Rhin, I Capuleti e i Montecchi for Theater Bern, several short works by Frank Martin and Schoenberg, including Erwartung in an evening titled Warten Auf Heute, for Oper Frankfurt, Verdi’s Falstaff at Opera national de Montpellier, Das Lied von der Erde at Oper Stuttgart, Massenet’s Cendrillon at Opéra national de Lorraine and Theater Klagenfurt, a world premiere of ’Tis Pity she is a Whore at Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Janacek´s From the House of the Dead for Oper Frankfurt, Wagner’s Lohengrin at Staatstheater Nürnberg, L’Italiana in Algeri in Nancy and Montpellier, Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra for Vlaamse Opera, The Royal Danish Opera, Opéra national de Montpellier,  Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, a critically acclaimed production of Wagner’s Das Rheingold at Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Janáček’s Věc Makropulos, Helmut Lachenmann’s Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern and Iannis Xenakis’ Oresteia at Deutsche Oper Berlin, La Traviata and Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Opernhaus Zurich, Ariadne auf Naxos and Lully’s Armide at the Opéra national de Lorraine Nancy and Semperoper Dresden, Rusalka at the Saarländisches Staatstheater, Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor at Opéra de Lausanne, and the world premiere Wir aus Glas by Yatsutaki Inamori for the Munich Biennale, a co-production with Deutsche Oper Berlin.