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Bernhard Hammer

When were you first enchanted by (musical) theatre? And by what?

 Cowbells at the cattle drive and the accompanying songs of the dairymen. 

Why do people sing and why don't they speak?

Because singing always comes close to the truth, speaking often moves away from it. 

Which role can/should musical theatre play in today's society? 

Musical theatre should play a much bigger role. After all, it is only frequented by a very small percentage of society. But for this to happen, the whole business would have to really and finally open up and leave the representational spaces of the 19th century, which only allow for a very limited performance practice.

Born in

Stainz in Styria (Austria)


Studied interior design and stage design at the School of Applied Arts Graz and the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz 

Five to ten important engagements

FAUST at Schauspielhaus Wien

Der zerbrochene Krug at the Residenztheater München

König Blaubart at Schauspielhaus Graz

Die geretteten Köche at Steirischer Herbst

Ein Sommernachtstraum at Burgtheater Wien

Gilgamesh at Akademietheater Wien

Der Kirschgarten at Trust Theater in Amsterdam

Soldaat van oranje at Theaterhangaar in Katwijk in the Netherlands

Il trittico at the Bavarian State Opera

Works at Het Nationale Theater, such as: Madame Rosa, Drei Schwestern, de prooi, Das steinerne Brautbett, orestie, OustFaust

Formative collaboration with these artists

Johann Kresnik, Theu Boermans, Peter Pawlik

Debut at Volksoper Wien

Stage Design for Lass uns die Welt vergessen - Volksoper 1938 (Season 2023/24)



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