Hans Gregor

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Hans Gregor c. 1906

Hans Gregor (14 April 1866, in Dresden – 13 August 1945, in Wernigerode) was a German actor and arts administrator.

Gregor directed several German-language theaters, including in Barmen-Elberfeld from 1898 to 1905. In Berlin, he led the Komische Oper as its director from 1905 to 1911. Gregor was noted as initiating the trend in opera productions where the stage director began to assert greater influence compared to the previous dominance of opera singers.[1] In addition, the company provided a more naturalistic style of opera productions.[2] He presided over several notable productions, including 19 premieres.

From 1910 to 1918, he led the Vienna State Opera.[3][4] There, he presided over such productions as the first Vienna performances of Der Rosenkavalier.

Gregor wrote an autobiographical volume of recollections, Die Welt der Oper – Die Oper der Welt.[5]


  1. ^ Cowden, Robert H. (March 1974). "Acting and Directing in the Lyric Theater: An Annotated Checklist". Notes. 30 (3): 449–459. JSTOR 896968.
  2. ^ Shaffer, Peter (1955). "Book Guide Die Komische Oper, Berlin, 1947–54". Tempo (New Ser.). 38: 29–32.
  3. ^ Black, Leo (June 1993). "Up Schmidt Creek". The Musical Times. 134 (1804): 329–331.
  4. ^ Giger, Andreas (December 1997). "Tradition in Post World-War-I Vienna: The Role of the Vienna State Opera from 1919–1924". International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music. 28 (2): 189–211. JSTOR 3108449.
  5. ^ Klein, Herman (October 1932). "Book Reviews: Die Welt der Oper – Die Oper der Welt". Music & Letters. 13 (4): 439–440.