Peter Stein

“Mr. Stein – Germany’s biggest postwar directing star, leader of Berlin’s Schaubühne during its glory days of the 1970s and a critically beloved wunderkind turned self-exiled reviler of the German theater establishment [...] In 2000 he staged the entirety of Goethe’s epic Faust, in a 21-hour production that (despite the price of the ticket, $265) was performed sold-out for a year and a half in Hannover, Berlin and Vienna.” Jonathan Kalb, New York Times, 1 July 2007. Working for over 50 years as a theatre director, winner of the European Theatre Award in 2008, Peter Stein has earned international recognition for the breadth of his theatrical vision, the rigor of his research, the inventiveness of his stagecraft, and his ability to continually renew his art. Among his recent productions: Medea by Euripides (performed at Syracuse and Epidaurus), Electra by Sophocles (Epidaurus and New York), The Demons by Dostoyevsky (Ateliers Berthier, Paris), the operas Falstaff by Verdi (Lyon Opera House), Don Giovanni by Mozart (Chicago), Bluebeard’s Castle by Bartok (Scala in Milan), Lulu by Alban Berg (Vienna, Lyon and Milano). “Ever since I saw the premiere in London, nearly 50 years ago, I’ve been wanting to stage The Homecoming. Perhaps it is Pinter’s darkest play, dealing with the profound dangers within human relationships, and even more with the precarious relations between sexes.”, says Peter Stein

Constantin Chiriac:
„One of the most renowned theatre and opera directors in the world, the creator of the Schaubühne phenomenon, Peter Stein is awarded a star on the Walk of Fame for his unique way of rethinking theatre and opera directing art at the end of the century and the dawn of a new millennium.”

Supported by: Romanian Cultural Institute