Stefan Herheim

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Stefan Herheim (born Oslo, 13 March 1970), is a Norwegian opera director, based in Germany.


He studied cello while working as a production assistant at Norwegian National Opera in Oslo. From 1994 to 1999, he studied opera direction with Götz Friedrich at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.[1]


He has been named opera director of the year (Regisseur des Jahres) three times by the German magazine Opernwelt—in 2007 for a Don Giovanni at the Aalto Theatre in Essen,[2] in 2009 for an acclaimed Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival,[3] and in 2010 for a Rosenkavalier at the Staatsoper Stuttgart.[4]