Max Hoehn is the winner of the 2015 Independent Opera Director Fellowship, a prize-winner at the 9th Europäischer Opernregie-Preis and nominee for ‘Best Young Director' at the 2016 International Opera Awards.
His productions include the UK Premiere staging of Simon Vosecek’s “Biedermann and the Arsonists” (Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells), Stephen Oliver’s “The Waiter’s Revenge” (Birmingham Opera Company) and Ullmann’s “Der Kaiser von Atlantis” (Grimeborn Festival, Arcola Theatre). As Assistant Director to Graham Vick, David Pountney, Jonathan Kent, Keith Warner and others he has worked at Glyndebourne, Opernhaus Zürich, Welsh National Opera, Theater an der Wien and Grange Park. He wrote a new English translation of Mussorgsky’s ‘Khovanshchina’, entitled ‘Khovanskygate: A National Enquiry’, for Graham Vick’s epic Birmingham Opera Company show in 2014. Last year he took part in Aldeburgh Music’s Jerwood Opera Writing Programme as both librettist and director, scripting a number of mini-operas over the year.
Future plans include directing a series of a cappella operas in Lisbon for a new ensemble, Opera Lab Europe, working with the National Opera Studio’s Young Artists in collaboration with Scottish Opera and further productions at Grand Théâtre de Genève and Oper Frankfurt.
He deliberately seeks out opportunities to direct opera in the widest range of venues: from Sadler’s Wells and a Lisbon warehouse space to a Birmingham department store. This production of “Il Matrimonio Segreto” continues this adventure.