Kirill Serebrennikov Director

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Born in Rostov-on-Don, Kirill Serebrennikov graduated in Physics in his hometown in 1992. During his studies he began a self-taught education as theatre, opera, film and television director as well as a costume designer. His first productions outside of Russia were Salome at the Stuttgart Opera and The Barber of Seville at the Komische Oper Berlin.

In collaboration with Teodor Currentzis, he developed the project Mysterion and Requiem. He also directed opera productions such as Falstaff at the Mariinsky Theater, Le coq d’or at the Bolshoi in Moscow and American Lulu at the Wiener Festwochen. He recently directed several productions, including Nabucco at the Staatsoper Hamburg, The Barber of Seville at the Theater Basel, Parsifal at the Wien Staatsoper, Die Nase at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, and Der Freischütz at the Dutch National Opera.

In 2020, he directed his first theatre production in Germany with an adaptation of Decamerone at the Deutsches Theater Berlin. As Artistic Director of the collective of artists Studio Seven, he has staged A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark, among other works. Studio Seven is a part of the Gogol Center, a theatre laboratory mixing different genres which Kirill Serebrennikov led artistically from 2012 to 2021.

Kirill Serebrennikov was awarded at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 for his film The Student. Some of his movies, such as The Swallow and The Diary of a Murderer have been presented at the Rome, Locarno and Venice film festivals. In April 2019, Kirill Serebrennikov received the ‘Goldene Maske’ for his staging of the ballet Nureyev at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, and for his staging of Pushkin’s The Little Tragedies at the Gogol Center. At the Komische Oper Berlin, he will direct the Mozart Da Ponte trilogy within the next three years.

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