David Marton

David Marton was born in Hungary in 1975. After his training as pianist in Budapest, Marton moved to the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin to study conducting and directing. Here he rather accidentally ended up at the theater, specifically at the Berliner Volksbühne. He produced theater music for directors such as Christoph Marthaler and Frank Castorf. Driven by the search for genuine musicality and its translatability into theater, he began his own productions. Marton works both at independent production houses, such as the sophiensaele in Berlin, at city and state theaters, such as the Burgtheater Wien, the Royal Theater in Copenhagen, the Staatsschauspiel Stuttgart and the MC93 in Paris; he has regularly staged productions at the Opéra de Lyon. For “Don Giovanni. Keine Pause” the Deutsche Bühne named him “Opera Producer of the Year” in 2009. His staging of “Wozzeck” at the Volksbühne Berlin featuring Max Hopp and Jelena Kuljić is still exemplary for the future potential of the opera repertoire.

At Münchner Kammerspiele David Marton staged Bellini’s “La Sonnambula” and Mozart’s “Die Hochzeit des Figaro”, two works of the classical repertoire.