Ensemble & Employees

Leading team
General Director
Prof. Christoph Meyer

Managing Director
Alexandra Stampler-Brown

Music Director
Axel Kober

Ballet Director & Principal Choreographer
Demis Volpi
Artistic & Opera direction
General Director
Personal Assistant to the General Director
Dr. Eva Hölter

Assistant to the General Director
Barbara Hussek

Opera Director
Marwin Wendt

Scheduler and Artistic Producer
Beate Oberholtzer

Assistant Artistic Producer
Marina Edelhagen, Jörg Simon

Library / Archive Manager
Melánie Herrmann

Theatre Librarian
Sacha Wagner
Marketing & Communications
Head of Marketing & Communications
Jens Breder

Marketing & Communications Assistant
Julia Zitzke

Marketing & Communications Officers
Carina Grün, Katrin Schmidt

Press Officers
Tanja Brill, Monika Doll

Online Editor / Social Media / Photography
Daniel Senzek

Voluntary Year of Social Service
Johanna Lena Komescher, Paul Rumann

Project Lead „Das digitale Foyer“
Lena tom Dieck
Dramaturgy
Chief Dramaturg

Anna Melcher

Dramaturgs
Anna Grundmeier, Carmen Kovacs, Maurice Lenhard, Heili Schwarz-Schütte

Guest Dramaturgs
Bettina Auer, Susanna Goldberg

Theatre Tours / Groups
Wilfried Schmerbach
Opera for young people
JUNGE OPER AM RHEIN

Director
Anna-Mareike Vohn

Education Officers
Katja Fischer, Anna-Lena Laurich, Katrin Sedlbauer, Dina Wälter

Director of the Kinderchor am Rhein
Sabina López Miguez


UFO – JUNGE OPER URBAN

Project director
Michaela Dicu

Project assistant
Alicia Nsukami


TANZ MIT!

Director & Dance Educator
Michael Foster

Head of Ballet Education
Damiano Pettenella

Ballet Education Officers
Joker (Farid Baroug), Wun Sze Chan, Young Soon Hue, Eva Zamazalová

Artistic ensemble
Music Director
Principal Guest Conductor
Antonino Fogliani

Conductors
Patrick Francis Chestnut, Ville Enckelmann, Péter Halász, Marie Jacquot, Ralf Lange, Christoph Stöcker, Wolfgang Wiechert

Assistant to the Music Director
Ralf Lange

Personal Assistant to the Music Director & Orchestra OfficeAngelika Ruhland

Orchestra Director, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
Barbara Fasching

Head of Music Staff
Wolfgang Wiechert

Repetiteurs
Christian Dammann, Ville Enckelmann, Laura Ann Poe, Dr. Mary Satterthwaite, Christoph Stöcker, Cécile Tallec, Dagmar Thelen, Anastasiya Titovych, Jason Tran, James Williams

Orchestra Inspector
René Lozynski

Orchestra Technicians
Karsten Etz, Ulrich Hamann, Stefanie Mörs, Valentina Schulte-Ladbeck
Direction
Directors
fettFilm, Suzanne Andrade, Anton Bachleitner, Paul Barritt, Dorian Dreher, Tatjana Gürbaca, Michael Hampe, Dietrich W. Hilsdorf, Andreas Homoki, Friederike Karig, Barrie Kosky, Ilaria Lanzino, Maurice Lenhard, Wouter van Looy, Christof Loy, Andreas Meyer-Hanno, Joan Anton Rechi, Manuel Schmitt, Michael Schulz, Jan Sobrie, Kerstin Steeb, Elisabeth Stöppler, Michael Thalheimer, Demis Volpi, Carlos Wagner, Philipp Westerbarkei

Principal Staff Director
Volker Böhm

Staff Directors & Assistant Directors
Dorian Dreher, Julia Langeder, Ilaria Lanzino, Esther Mertel, Philipp Westerbarkei

Stage Management
Annegret Frübing, Bruno Narnhammer, Eva Padjen, Svenja Söhnchen, Egmont Unger

Prompters
Stefanie Bertram, Dagmar Elsenheimer, Ute Gherasim

Supernumerary Performers Düsseldorf
Michal Matys

Supernumerary Performers Duisburg
Norbert Kaulhausen

Stage and Costume Designers
Henrik Ahr, Rifail Ajdarpasic, Michaela Barth, Dirk Becker, Victoria Behr, Esther Bialas, Rufus Didiwiszus, Inge Diettrich, German Droghetti, Barbara Drosihn, Patrick Dutertre, Sebastian Ellrich, Gianluca Falaschi, Alfons Flores, Christina Geiger, Emine Güner, Annika Haller, Gabriele Jaenecke, Renée Listerdal, Markus Meyer, Herbert Murauer, Malina Raßfeld, Ronja Reinhardt, Dieter Richter, Heike Scheele, Frank Philipp Schlößmann, Renate Schmitzer, Su Sigmund, Carola Volles, Gerda Zientek

Assistant Stage Designers
Marialena Chrysogonidou

Lighting Designers
Stefan Bolliger, Thomas Diek, Franck Evin, Hans Haas, Fabrice Kebour, Diego Leetz, Claudia Sánchez, Manfred Voss, Volker Weinhart

Video / Animation
fettFilm, Paul Barritt

Choreographers / Opera
Ana Garcia, Michal Matys, Otto Pichler, Demis Volpi
Chorus
Choral Director
Gerhard Michalski

Deputy Choral Director
Patrick Francis Chestnut

Assistant Choral Director
Dagmar Thelen

Secretary
Diana Kellenberger


1st Soprano
Geesche Bauer, Stephanie Blenskens, Sandra Michaela Diehl, Chieko Higashi, Silke Hillebrecht, Simone Klostermann, Ulrike Mertens, Jiyeon Park, Martina Ramin, Imara Thomas

2nd Soprano
Victoria Demkina, Helena Günther, Birte Hopstein, Diana Klee, Ruth Mauderer, Silvia Mauer, Marianne Tillmanns, Izabella Turhan

1st Alto
Sibylle Eichhorn, Angela Froemer, Claudia Hildebrand, Annette Hörle, Cornelia Maria Orendi, Sylwia Siwak, JiSong Weiß, Ming Yu

2nd Alto
Elisabeth Adrian, Susanne Hofmann-Babinetz, Britta Korte, Edith Krupp, Manuela Kunze, Franziska Orendi, Karolin Zeinert

1st Tenor
Sookwang Cho, Jonas Gudmundsson, Volker Kiefer, Dong Hoon Kim, Bo-Hyeon Mun, Dae-Il Park, Luis Fernando Piedra, Andreas Schönberg, Zheng Xu, Apostolos Zoidis

2nd Tenor
Cesar Dima, Gürkan Gider, Ingmar Klusmann, Eduardo Koch-Buttelli, Mamuka Manjgaladze, Roland Steingießer, Klaus Walter

1st Bass
Thomas Boldt, Gerd Büker, Dong-In Choi, Emanuel Fluck, Attila Fodre, Franz-Martin Preihs, Karl Thomas Schneider

2nd Bass
Clemens Begritsch, Josua Guss, Jwa-Kyeom Kim, Volker Philippi, Runwalt Salzer, Mathias Tönges, Romualdas Urbonas
Ballett am Rhein
Ballet Director & Principal Choreographer
Adminstrative Director
Oliver Königsfeld

Lead Ballet Master
Damiano Pettenella

Dramaturgs
Carmen Kovacs, Maurice Lenhard

Personal Assistant to the Ballet Director
Daniela Matys

Rehearsal Scheduler and Production Manager
Iskra Stoyanova

Production Assistant Ballet
Vanessa Weber

Ballet Masters/Mistresses
Louise Bennett, Natasha Lagunas, Brent Parolin, Uwe Schröter

Ballet Repetiteurs
Eduardo Boechat, Christian Grifa, Alexandr Ivanov

Tanz mit! (Director and Dance Educator)
Michael Foster

Assistant (Dramaturgy and Production)
Caecilia Brenninkmeyer

Secretary
Sabine Chaumet, Sabine Dollnik
Choreography & Teams
Choreographers
George Balanchine, Aszure Barton, Gai Behar, Louise Bennett, Wun Sze Chan, Sharon Eyal, Flemming Flindt, Michael Foster, Andrey Kaydanovskiy, Hans van Manen, Neshama Nashman, John Neumeier, James Nix, Nutrospektif, Brent Parolin, Roland Petit, Twyla Tharp, Virginia Segarra Vidal, Demis Volpi, Christopher Wheeldon

Assistant Choreographers / Staging Assistants
William Briscoe, Vivi Flindt, Jérémy Galdeano, Michele Gifford, Kaytlin Gilliland, Nanette Glushak, Léo Lérus, Alexandre Simões, Gillian Whittingham

Visiting Trainers
Filip Barankiewicz, Julio Bocca, Lynne Charles, Monique Janotta, Chantal Lefevre, Alessandra Pasquali, Yanick Sempey, Iskra Stoyanova, Irene Vaqueiro, Paola Vismara

Stage and Costume Designers
Emma Bailey, Aszure Barton, Gai Behar, Antoni Clavé, Bernard Daydé, Keso Dekker, Sharon Eyal, Holly Hynes, Rebecca Hytting, Michelle Jank, Thomas Lempertz, Markus Meyer, Kimie Nishikawa, Stefanie C. Salm, Heike Scheele, Katharina Schlipf, Kurt Seligmann, Carola Volles

Lighting / Sound / Video
Bonnie Beecher, Jo Alexander Berg, Burke Brown, Joop Caboort, Alon Cohen, Tobin Del Cuore, Leo Janks, Vasily Lisichov, Claudia Sánchez, Nick & Clemens Prokop (TYE Shows), Mark Stanley, Volker Weinhart
Administration
Managing Director
Personal Assistant to the Managing Director
Eva Gaertner

Assistant to the Managing Director
Claudia Kruppe

Head of IT
Michael Volbers

IT Department
Stefan Kamm

Head of Human Resources and Legal Services
Jürgen König

Assistant to the Head of Human Resources and Legal Services
Floria Bilsing

Human Resources Department
Ulrike Garstecki, Uwe Stommel

Payroll Manager
Rachida Mussa

Payroll Department
Chantal Haas, Maria Krohn, Jutta Maxisch, Uwe Küllmar, Gertrud Pusch

Accounts Manager
Christof Deckers

Accounts Department
Urszula Chanko, Tanja Graßmann, Oliver Kluth, Sandra Schulze, Katja Steinbach, Sandra Stenzel (Duisburg)
Sales & Service


Head of Sales & Service
Joachim Weber

Deputy Head of Sales & Service
Roberta Stefanac

Ticket System / Payments / Special Projects
Beate Brandl, Kristin Kuck, Theodora Nederkorn, Anne Wessel


DÜSSELDORF

Box Office Düsseldorf / Ticket Reservations
Sandra Dobrun, Anja Kühne, Petra Polte, Ilse Siegle, Martin Stenzel

Subscription Service
Rudolf Gatzka, Wiltrud Walter

Group Service (Düsseldorf & Duisburg)
Vera Jokel

Manager of Front of House Services
Michael Fleming, Susanne Schmidt

Evening Box Office Doorkeeper
Ralf Kestner

Front of House Staff
Jens Buhl

and around 60 freelancers at the performances


DUISBURG

Head of Sales & Service
Stephan Brinkmann

Box Office / Subscriptions / Telephone / Group Service
Claudia Gatzweiler, Carmen Gola,Ursula Heckhoff, Anke Staats-Vorjohann, Andrea Steffen, Charlotte Urbanek

Front of House Staff
Jana Perbix

and around 50 freelancers at the performances
Technical department & Workshops
Technical Director
Uwe Kocur / Philip Rabe

Chief Stage Inspector
Uwe Kocur

Technical Manager Theater Duisburg
Randolf Kieper

Assistant to the Technical Director
Simon Sassin

Secretary
Maria Krauß

Head of Design
Thomas Schäfer

Technical Purchasing Manager
Martin Horn

Chief of Electrics
Mario Zeibig

Assistant Stage Designers
Marialena Chrysogonidou, N.N.


Stage Inspectors
Dirk Franz Busse, Sebastian Ehlert, Rolf Hubrich, Tanja Loy, Robert Thal

Scene Change Leaders
Jörg Bievor, Sven Pfeiffer

Senior Stage Technicians
Andreas Albrecht, Francesco Bardolatzi, Mirko Cikoja, Kevin Heppelmann, Bernd Linder, Christian Tretau

Stage Technicians
Marco Ahrendt, Ümran Bacak, Hartmut Baum, Marius Behrens, Alexander Blanke, Dirk Bonnes, Bouchta Chadli, Tim Elfers, Sven Erbslöh, Murat Erdogan, Maximilian Fehn, Reimund Gieß, Andre Gräf, Dirk Gräfen, Andre Gräßner, Eric Großkopf, Benedikt Hinz, Alexander Hinze, Michael Hopfe, Dirk Kliewe, Maurice Korioth, Michael Kowalski, Rolf Linne, Stefan Lützow, Ralf Maury, Heiko Gerd Oberpichler, Dieter Ort, Marcel Peters, Michael Schmidt, Robert Szczdrowski, Michael Ufermann, Josef Florian Welusciak, Frank Willjung

Senior Machinist
Norbert Prügel, Sven Schmitt, Christian Wozniak

Machinists
Boris Beuten, Oliver Busse, Szabolcs Devecseri, Björn Endruscheit, Tatjana Freywald, Sven Grabowski, Adrian Köhler, Rolf Paaßen, Lothar Raffel, Thomas Rasch, Philipp Renz, Sebastian Stadler, Carsten Wollscheidt

Trainee Events Technicians
Jan-Oliver Claas, Dominik Gräfen, Joshua Klein


Senior Decorators
Lisa Marie Juschka, Peter Trappmann

Decorators
Joachim Schneider, Jannik Speetgens, Sebastian Vogtner, Fredi Wilkniß


Properties Manager
Maik Claßen

Senior Properties Assistant
Heike Mackert

Properties Staff
Silke Grau, Stephanie Schierhorn, Melissa Sonnat, Georg Winterholler

Armourers
Rolf Pietzsch, Amrei Vollmerhaus


Head of Lighting and Video
Volker Weinhart

Lighting Inspectors
Thomas Diek, Ansgar Evers, Tim Hübner, Petra Steinberg, Thomas Tarnogorski

Senior Electricians
Sven Freywald, Andreas Nitz, Ralf Schmedding, Thomas Schweitzer, Thomas Wierutsch

Electricians
Friedrich Ante, Jiri Bodeux, Robin Fieber, Benedict Flath, Pedro Gil-Sanchez, Felix Gincel, Oliver Hannig, Marcos Hinjos-Sanchez, Uwe Hoffmann, Markus Kempken, Nicolas Orlowski, Sebastian Pötsch, Karl-Heinz Rückbeil, Denis Schäfer, Julian Schröder, Anika Schwenzfeier


Senior Operators
Thomas Meier, Arne Sellheim

Operators
Jürgen Czilinski, Tim Franke, Alexander Heine, Siegfried Jabusch, Stephan Krimpert, Blas Sanchez Carmona, Martin Schuchardt


Head of Sound Department (Sound Manager)
Thomas Gabbert

Sound Manager Duisburg
Dina Pohl

Sound Department
Thorsten Franzen, Mahir Köroglu, Gordon Prieditis, Eugene Smith


Transportation Manager
Thomas Büsch

Senior Transportation Officer
Karl-Heinz Sniekers

Transportation Department
Thomas Charters, Carlos Goncalves-Bento, Heiko Kautz, Francesco Moccia, Rafal Ochmann, Vladimir Ort, Vito Sabatelli, Peter Sosgornik, Thomas Voigtländer


PRODUKTIONSZENTRUM

Head of Design Workshops
Christian Acht

Production Manager
Jakob Altrogge, Katarzyna Belker, Manuel Gräf


Carpentry Manager
Oliver Neill

Carpenters
Jean Dollinger, Kevin Gesierich, Sandra Hegemann, Andreas Krause, Jonathan Lumme, Wanda Seegers, Sascha Steinfatt, Kathrin Wingerter



Paintshop Manager
Susanne Beck

Painters
Zhuo Chen, Daniela Hein, Ewe Klausmann, Patrick Westermann, N.N.

Trainees
Hanna Valoroso

Theatrical Sculptors
Stefanie Becker, Dennis Bernau

Trainees
Maya Bongard, Felizitas Rehwald


Metalwork Manager
Robin Seyler

Metalworkers
Markus Exner, Wassilios Kioroglou, Bernd Marsand, Andrei Rosca, Bernd Weißer


Decor Manager
Brigitte Möller

Decorators
Jennifer Dahmen, Ron Kiewenat

Trainee Decorator
Lea Maltzahn


Caretaker Rehearsal Centre
Jürgen Meinertz

Canteen Rehearsal Centre
N.N.

Rehearsal Room
René Pierre Chiata, Abdelaziz Kharzouz, Michael Maaßen, Friedhelm Roth


OPERNHAUS DÜSSELDORF

Building Services Manager
Winfried Storch

Senior Building Services Officer
Christian Fonat

Secretary
Iman Augustiniak

Building Services Department
Roland Keller, Uwe Reiners, Marcus Rupek, Paul Willi Syniuga

Senior Switchboard Operator / Stage Doorkeeper
Stefan Heimanns

Switchboard Operators / Stage Doorkeepers
Mohamed Arian, Bernd Miesing, Franz-Josef Rummler, Katharina Vogel


Mail Department
Achim Baumgarten, Carsten Raschkowski, Peter Theisen

Leitung Klimatechnik
Wolfgang Sperling

Klimatechniker
Sean Banic, Vincenzo-Marco Banic, Jeremy Schulz


THEATER DUISBURG*

Building Services Manager
Dennis Welters

Building Services Officers
Christian Bevers

Stage Door
Martina Diehm, Catherine Wallrafen
(*employed by the City of Duisburg)
Costume department
Head of Costumes
Stefanie C. Salm

Production Manager / Deputy Head of Costumes
Inga Gürle-Rieger

Costume Assistant
Elena Gutina, Lara Janecek

Principal Tailor Ladies
Guido Reinhold, Tania Schwedler

Principal Tailor Gentlemen
Frank Bloching, Ramona Rößler

Wardrobe Manager
Córinne Wojan

Buyer
Wolfgang Schindel

Manager of Costume Stores
Frank Schlöder

Assistant in Costume Stores
Andrea Feldberg

Dye Room
Christina Ladda-Dias da Silva

Applied Artist and Colourist
Anna Ignatieva

Millinery
Simone Dali, Ilka Charlotte Wiehe (Auszubildende)

Ladies’ Tailoring
Andrea Busch (Werkstattleitung Düsseldorf), Ursula Dichant, Michaela Grießer, Theres Höller, Nicole Kleffken, Barbara Korge, Martine-Michelle Labréze, Christa Oelze, Elke Probst, Karin Schulz, Anya Spieker, Petra Tschurer

Trainee
Aaron Blank

Ladies’ Wardrobe / Dressers
Marlene Graumann (Werkstattleitung Duisburg), Andrea Esch, Romina Full-Sporkmann, Janina Garden, Christin Herzberg, Ulrike Jahnke, Anna Oberpichler, Heike Paulowitz, Katja Schwabe, Katrin Totzeck, Elke Wellmann, Annette Willems

Gentlemen’s Tailoring
Miriam Fechner (Werkstattleitung Düsseldorf), Birgitt Korth, Nina Look, Baffy Paleka, Kerstin Rodenbeck, Astrid Schmider, Barbara Ziegenhardt, N.N.


Gentlemen’s Wardrobe / Dressers
Theodor Janßen-Ingenerf (Werkstattleitung Duisburg), Markus Birkner-Brzoskowski, Hedwig Ferati, Roberto Jimenez-Fabian, Thomas Kantner, Martin Kötter, Wibke Ufermann, Thomas Vorhagen, Karola Wittenburg, N.N.

Dressers
Anja Decher, Dariusz Domin, Brigitte Kalde, Gudrun Magnus-Jacques, Benno Malaka, Johannes Schepers, Marie Schmiedchen, Masha Schmitt

Shoemaking / Dressing Room Service
Volker Schadow, Peter Schemken, Simon Wagner

Laundry
Petra Küpper

*sowie 30 freie Mitarbeiter*innen
Make-up department
Head of Make-Up
Bernd Staatz

Deputy Head of Make-Up
Alexander Schier

Assistant to the Head of Make-UpHolger Staatz-Nehrig

Workshop Manager
Sabrina Rothe, Sybille Schaller

Make-Up Artists
Mylene Breyer, Bettina Fremmer, Esther Gabor, Kerstin Gerhard, Lynette Göhrmann, Anne Heydt, Alexandra Heyse, Sandra Kaczmarec, Anette Kleineick, Vesna Medurić, Carolin Rabanus, Rouven Roske, Gordon Schneider, Vera Schneider, Myriam Schreiber, Yasmin Sobhy, Frauke Stoffels, Christina Stübiger, Justyna Swierzcyna

Trainees
Stefan Mayer, Theresa Reitz, Hanna Schnier, Virginia Wudtke
Workers’ council
OVERALL WORKERS' COUNCIL

Chair
René Lozynski

Vice-Chair
Ingo Möllhoff

Members
Yvan Caljkusic, Thomas Hardt, Martin Kötter, Jürgen Meinertz, Romana Noack, Stephanie Schierhorn


WORKERS' COUNCIL DÜSSELDORF

Chair
Yvan Caljkusic

Vice-Chair
Thomas Hardt

Members
Gerd Büker, Diana Kellenberger, René Lozynski, Romana Noack, Elke Probst, Melissa Sonnat, Uwe Stommel, Julia Staudt, Martin Thiel, Karola Wittenburg, Christian Wozniak

Secretary
Diana Kellenberger


WORKERS' COUNCIL DUISBURG

Chair
Ingo Möllhoff

Vice-Chair
Martin Kötter

Members
Torsten Franzen, Jürgen Meinertz, Friedemann Pardall, Philip Renz, Stephanie Schierhorn, Josef Florian Welusciak, Fredi Wilkniss

Youth Training Representatives
N.N.
Honorary members
Hans van Manen, Stephen Harrison, Oleg Bryjak (†), Karl Diekmann (†), Alberto Erede (†), Helmut Fehn (†), Kurt Gester (†), Manfred Graff, Gertrud Hanke (†), Gerd Högener (†), Ks. Eugene Holmes (†), Ks. Alfons Holte (†), Monique Janotta, Falco Kapuste, Ks. Gwendolyn Killebrew (†), Josef Krings (†), Ingeborg Lasser (†), Martha Mödl (†), Fritz Ollendorff (†), Ks. Helmut Pampuch (†), Arnold Quennet (†), Claire Rothe (†), Edel von Rothe (†), Ks. Prof. Peter-Christoph Runge (†), Robert Schaub, Rudolf Staude, Hans Wallat (†), Hubert Werder
Supervisory board
Chair
Dr. Stephan Keller (Oberbürgermeister der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf)

Vice-Chair
Sören Link (Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Duisburg)

Members representing the City of Düsseldorf
Jörg-Thomas Alvermann (Bü90/Grüne), Friedrich G. Conzen (CDU), Dr. Frederike Möller (Ratsfrau, Bü90/Grüne), Marcus Münter (Ratsherr, CDU), Hans-Georg Lohe (Kulturdezernent), Manfred Neuenhaus (Ratsherr, FDP), Markus Raub (Ratsherr, SPD/Volt),Dorothée Schneider (Stadtkämmerin),

Workers’ Council Düsseldorf
Yvan Caljkusic

Members representing the City of Duisburg
Frank Albrecht (FDP), Matthias Börger (Beigeordneter für Umwelt und Klimaschutz, Gesundheit, Verbraucherschutz und Kultur), Vanessa van Bösekoem (Ratsfrau, SPD), Frank Heidenreich (Ratsherr, CDU), Edeltraud Klabuhn (Ratsfrau, SPD), Martin Murrack (Stadtdirektor / Stadtkämmerer), Angelika Röder (Ratsfrau, BL), Udo Vohl (Ratsherr, SPD)

Workers’ Council Duisburg
Ingo Möllhoff

Circle of Friends
Prof. Dr. Dieter H. Vogel

Representative of the State of NRW
Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen (Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen)

Advisory Member without voting rights
Stefan Heidemann