Jürgen Flimm


Jürgen Flimm

Jürgen Flimm was born in Gießen, Germany. He studied theory of drama, literature and sociology at the University of Cologne and started his career with his first position as assistant director at the Munich Kammerspiele in 1968. He had positions as director at the National Theatre Mannheim and as senior director at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg (1973/74), then he worked as freelance director and director at the Schauspiel Cologne.

In 1985, he once more joined the Thalia Theatre, where he worked as leading director for the next fifteen years and which became, under his executive, one of the artistically and economically most successful voice theatres in Germany. Among his most important productions in Hamburg are plays by Anton Chekhov ("Platonov", 1989; "Uncle Vanya", 1995; "Three Sisters", 1999), Henrik Ibsen ("Peer Gynt", 1985; "The Wild Duck", 1994), Arthur Schnitzler ("Liebelei", 1988; "Das weite Land", 1995) and William Shakespeare ("Hamlet", 1986; "King Lear", 1992; "As You Like It", 1998).

With the production of Luigi Nono’s "Al gran sole carico d’amore" Jürgen Flimm realised an opera for the first time in 1978 in Frankfurt. Three years later, the production of Jacques Offenbach's "Les contes d'Hoffmann" followed at the Hamburg State Opera, and in 1990 "Così fan tutte" was performed in Amsterdam. For this production, Flimm co-operated for the first time with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, who became his most important artistic partner. During the last years, Jürgen Flimm has produced works by Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Verdi, Gounod, Stravinsky and others at La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Berlin State Opera, the Zurich Opera and the Vienna State Opera and Hamburg State Opera. In summer 2000, he developed a new version of Wagner's "Ring" for the Bayreuth Festival, and in June 2002, he was responsible for the scenic realisation of the premiere of "Der Riese vom Steinfeld" by Friedrich Cerha at the Vienna State Opera.

Jürgen Flimm was professor at the University of Hamburg and is a member of the Academies of Arts in Hamburg, Munich, Berlin and Frankfurt. He received the title of an honorary doctor of the University of Hildesheim. Amongst his prizes and awards are, amongst others: the Medal for Art and Science of the Free and Hanse Town Hamburg, the Konrad-Wolf-Prize of the Academy of Arts in Berlin, the "Bundesverdienstkreuz" (Order of the FRG) and the "Österreichische Ehrenkreuz für Kunst und Wissenschaft" (Austrian Cross of Honour for Arts and Sciences).

Between 1999 and 2003, Flimm was the president of the "Deutsche Bühnenverein" (German Stage Association), 2002 until 2004 director for drama at the Salzburg Festival. From 2005 until 2007, Flimm is the director of the RuhrTriennale, following founding director Gerard Mortier. From 2007 on he will be artistic director of the Salzburg Festival.

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