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Martin G. Berger

Martin G. Berger was born in Berlin in 1987 and grew up in Berlin, Istanbul and Munich.His work as a director, author and translator has taken him throughout the German-speaking world, including. to the Theater Basel, the Staatsoper Hannover, the Luzerner Theater, the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Tischlerei), the Theater Bremen, the Theater Trier, the Deutsche Nationaltheater Weimar, the Staatstheater Augsburg, the Theater Heidelberg, the Staatstheater Darmstadt, the Oper Dortmund, the Volksoper Wien (Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz), the Staatsoperette Dresden, the Theater Oberhausen and the Neuköllner Oper. Martin G. Berger has received awards and nominations for his productions; he was nominated for the German theater prize FAUST in the category “Best Direction Musical Theater” in 2018 and 2020 and for the Götz Friedrich Prize in 2015. He won the Karan Armstrong Prize of the Götz Friedrich Foundation, the German Musical Theater Prize 2016″ for “Best Direction”, the “Trier Musical Award 2016” and the “Orpheus for Special Services to Operetta” 2018. His production “The Barber of Seville” was named “Best Production” in the NRW Critics’ Survey in 2019.Martin G. Berger is distinguished by his wide range. He works in opera, operetta, musical, but also in drama, in performance collectives and with puppeteers. He often adapts works in his own spirit and brings together performers from different genres for his productions.Berger also appears as an author and translator. His chamber opera “ELFIE” (music: Wolfgang Böhmer) premiered at the Neuköllner Oper in 2019, his musical “Aus Tradition anders” (with Jasper Sonne) at the Staatstheater Darmstadt in spring 2018. His translations of “Candide”, “Follies” and “Anyone Can Whistle” are published by “Musik und Bühne”.Martin G. Berger’s path into directing led him over several years as a permanent assistant at the Dortmund Opera and the Hanover State Opera. He assisted renowned directors such as Christine Mielitz, Sebastian Baumgarten and Benedikt von Peter.

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