Achim Freyer

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Achim Freyer

Achim Freyer (German: [ˈaxɪm ˈfʁaɪɐ] (listen); born 30 March 1934) is a German stage director, set designer and painter. A protégé of Bertolt Brecht, Freyer has become one of the world's leading opera directors, working throughout Europe and, since 2002, in the United States, principally with the Los Angeles Opera. Since 1992, Freyer has developed a number of productions featuring his own troupe of performers, known as the Freyer Ensemble.

Freyer staged a controversial production of Wagner's Ring Cycle in Los Angeles in 2010,[1] praised by many critics but criticised by some of its own stars.[2]



  1. ^ Haithman, Diane (15 February 2009). "Achim Freyer is Consumed by "The Ring of Nibelung"". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 May 2010.
  2. ^ Adams, Guy (16 May 2010). "Wagner star and director clash in US costume drama". The Independent. Retrieved 16 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Freyer, Achim / Bühnenbildner, Regisseur, Maler". Wer war wer in der DDR?. Bundesstiftung Aufarbeitung. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  4. ^ Nestroy-Preis 2015: Die Nominierungen. (press release, 30 September 2015, retrieved 30 September 2015

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