Luc Joosten

Dramaturgy in Tristan und Isolde

Biography

Education
Philosophy, KULeuven

Career
Dramaturgist at Blauwe Maandag Cie, Het Speeltheater, de Koninklijke Nederlandse Schouwburg. Chief dramaturgist at het Toneelhuis.
Professor Poëtica (Conservatorium Gent), Dramaturgie (Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen), Muziek en literatuur, Culturele stromingen en Filosofie van de kunst (Conservatorium Antwerpen), Geschiedenis van het theater en dramaturgie (aan de afdeling Theatervormgeving van de Toneelacademie Maastricht/Hogeschool Zuyd).
Research on the performance practice of opera (Associatie Universiteit/Hogeschool Antwerpen).
Chief dramaturgist at Vlaamse Opera (2010-now).
Provides introductions to operas of the Metropolitan Opera (New York) for Kinepolis.

Highlights
Production dramaturgist for Luk Perceval with Ten Oorlog/Schlachten (Salzburg Festspiele/Hamburg), Franciska, Voor het Pensioen
Production dramaturgist for: Mozart-Da Ponte operas, Pikovaja Dama, Otello, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Vlaamse Opera); Carmen, Peter Grimes, Werther (de Munt); La Bohème, Lohengrin (Göteborg Opera); Werther, La BohèmeLeoncavallo (Klangbogen Wien); Die Frau ohne Schatten (Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf); Wozzeck (Vlaamse Opera); Aida (Staatsoper Hamburg)
Dramaturgist for: Dreigroschenoper (Neue Oper Wien); Louisa Miller (Vlaamse Opera), Les Troyens (Oper Leipzig); Cavaleria Rusticana (Aalto Musiktheater Essen, De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam); Norma (De Nederlandse Opera); Pelléas et Mélisande (Koninklijke Opera Kopenhagen); dramaturgy & editing Oedipus Rex (De Munt/Vlaamse Opera/Opéra de Wallonie); concept of dramaturgy Elisir d’Amore (Nederlandse Opera)
 
Prizes
Provincial award for theater of the province of Limburg, 1995

Recent and future productions
Production dramaturgist for La Forza del Destino (Vlaamse Opera)

Last update on 30 December 2011

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