Anna-Sophie Mahler

Anna-Sophie Mahler, born in Kassel in 1979, studied directing at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin. Since then her artistic interest has been dedicated to experimental, especially documentary types of musical theater. From 2002 to 2004 she worked as assistant director at the Theater Basel and subsequently as assistant to Christoph Marthaler and Christoph Schlingensief. Since 2004 she has worked as theater and opera director in places such as Zurich, Basel, Weimar, Lucerne, Berlin and Bremen. In 2006 she founded her own independent group CapriConnection in Basel, which is characterized by the interweaving of documentary texts with music and images. The piece “Ars moriendi” by CapriConnection was invited to the theater festival Impulse (2011). Within the framework of the Zürch Festivals (2013) “Tristan oder Isolde” was performed, a production in the remains of the stage design by Anna Viebrock in the Bayreuth staging of “Tristan und Isolde” by Christoph Marthaler. As part of the Munich Opera Festivals 2015 she was producing “Francesca da Rimini” at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

During the 2015/16 season Anna-Sophie Mahler will stage the debut performance of “Mittelreich”, an adaptation of the novel by Josef Bierbichler at the Münchner Kammerspiele.