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Barrie Kosky

Barrie Kosky
Barrie Kosky was born in Melbourne and lives in Berlin. Regarded as one of the most innovative and provocative directors of his generation, Barrie Kosky has created theatre and opera productions for many of the leading European and Australian theatre and opera houses.

He has directed productions for the Komische Oper and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, the Vienna Staatsoper, the Hannover Staatsoper, the Aalto Theater, Essen, the Berliner Ensemble and the Edinburgh International Festival. From 2001-2005, he was the co-artistic director of the Schauspielhaus Vienna. Barrie Kosky has created work for the Australian Opera, the Sydney Theatre Company, the Malthouse, the Melbourne International Festival and Elision.

In 1996, he was the artistic director of the Adelaide Festival, a festival widely regarded as one of the best cultural events ever staged in Australia. He is the author of On Ecstasy published by MUP.

Barrie Kosky will be appearing:

Theatre seen across two generations.
Brilliant & provocative director Barrie Kosky returns to his childhood passions...