Margo Zālīte

Stage Director

Margo Zālīte is born in Rīga where she set different programs of musical theatre from 2000 till 2012. She has received a DAAD (German academic exchange service)  grant to study visual anthropology in Berlin Free University with specialisation in inuitology. As an exchange student, she studied for several semesters in Greenland, Island and Fair Isle. Later, she graduated from Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin in  the program of opera directing in the classes of such directors as Hans Neuenfels, Sebastian Baumgarten, Benedikt von Peter, Katie Mitchell and Stefan Herheim. As assisting director, she has worked with Calixto Bieito, Jürgen Flimm and Katie Mitchell in Berlin Comic Opera, Berlin State Opera and in Flemish Opera in Ghent. With support of stipend of Akademie Musiktheater heute, Margo Zālīte has been able to practice her craft in the largest opera houses of Europe. She is also a young opera directors’ bursar of the European Opera academic network ENOA in the Festival of Aix-en-Provence. To be named among her productions, there are Wagner’s Die Walküre in Berlin (Academie der Künste), John Luther Adams’ Cantos of Sacred Wind in Rīga, and Mozart’sCosì fan tutte  project, created under the auspices of research project Zwischen Hermeneutik und Performativität in Deutsche Oper  Berlin. Her 2014 staging of LoveAffairs by Dariusz Przybylski in Deutsche Oper Berlin has won a wide recognition.


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