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Dirk Hofacker


BIOGRAPHY


Up to now, set and costume designer Dirk Hofacker has created in 20 countries more than 100 productions for opera, ballet, musical.


After diploma in arts, collaboration with designer Michael Scott in over 35 productions as for the MET, Téatro Colon; Arena di Verona, Bayerische Staatsoper; Teatro Real Madrid etc.


As a free lance set and costume-designer  he created numerous productions for Staatstheater Darmstadt, Opéra de Nice, Landestheater Linz, Los Angeles Opera, opera en el convento La Palma, Opera Bergen/Vest Norges Opera.


Further he works(ed) for the  New Israeli Opera, Royal Opera Stockholm, Finnish National Opera/Ballet, Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg, Stateopera Kazan, Ural Opera, Stateopera Istanbul, Teatro San Carlo, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Det Ny Teater Kopenhagen, Opera Zuid, Theater Vorpommern, Theater Meiningen, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Theater Bonn; Metropolitan Opera Seoul; NCPA Mumbai, theatre Bolzano, opera festival  Lanzarote, theatre Mallorca, NCPA Mumbai; New Dansk Musikteater,TOBS, théatre Metz Metropole, extended tournee-productions through the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy,Spain;


For Opera he works with directors such as Oscar-winning directors Maximilian Schell and William Friedkin; John Dew, Daniel Bohr, Mei Hong Lin,  Dieter Kaegi, Bruno Berger-Gorski; Lydia Steier, Balazs Kovalic; Marielle Kahn; Yekta Kara, Dr. Klaus Rak; Alfonso Romero-Mora; Matthias Kaiser ; Lothar Krause; Erik Petersen; Jens Kerbel, Jean-Romain Vesperini...


For choreographer Marc Ribaud he designed numerous acclaimed productions as Sphil Es;Bach;Flux et Reflux;RomeoetJuliette;Cinderella;Carmen;Coppelia;Sinfonie Classique;Le Roi Lear; Passion.


He designed sets and costumes several times for  Madama Butterfly, Samson et Dalila, Nabucco, Lohengrin, La Traviata, Carmen, Faust.


Since 2010 he creates all sets for Mei Hong Lins´ dance-theatre pieces, for „Brautschminkerin“, Carmen, Les Noces, Orféo ed Euridice,Geburtstag der Infantin, kleine Meerjungfrau, music for a while, Romeo und Julia, Tod und das Maedchen, Marie Antoinette also costumes.


Recent  productions have been „Faust“ for MET/Seoul, „little shop of horrors“ at Theater Bonn, „Capriccio“ for théatre Metz-Metropole, „Evita“, „Pinocchio“ for Staatstheater Oldenburg, another „Evita“ anf „footloose“ for Staatstheater Darmstadt, „masterclass“ for Theater Biel/Solothurn, „Orféo ed Euridice“, „Geburtstag der Infantin“, „littel mermaid“ , „Brautschminkerin“, „Die andere Seite“ for Landestheater Linz.


Upcoming production in 2018/19 are „Turandot“ at the Uralopera -Yekatarinburg, „Marie Antoinette at Landestheater Linz; Lohengrin/Radames at TOBS Biel/Solothurn; West Side Story at Bonn theatre.