Otto Pichler

Choreographer Opera
Otto Pichler trained as a dancer in Salzburg and Vienna and has been working as a choreographer and director since 2000. In addition to opera, operetta and musical, the Austrian-born choreographer also supervises drama productions and has created a large number of choreographies in productions by Günter Krämer, Nicolas Brieger, David Mouchtar-Samorai, Bernd Mottl, Andreas Homoki and Aron Stiehl, among others, at the opera houses in Paris, Bern, Dresden, Cologne, Hanover, Karlsruhe, Wiesbaden, Frankfurt and Munich as well as at the Salzburg Festival. For Karsten Weigand's "La traviata" (Verdi), Lotte de Beer's "The Last Conspiracy" (Eggert) and Livathino's "Aida" (Verdi) he made guest appearances at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, the Volksoper Wien and the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv. A close collaboration of many years connects him with Barrie Kosky. For him, Otto Pichler designed the choreography for Händel's "Saul" at the Glyndebourne Festival, among others, as well as for Abraham's "Ball at the Savoy", Porter's "Kiss me, Kate", Weinberger's "Spring Storms", Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Golden Cockerel", Wagner's "Das Rheingold" and "Die Walküre" and, among other productions, Bernstein's "The West Side Story", for which he also served as co-director. Otto Pichler's own directing credits include Kálmán's "Csárdásfürstin," Herman's "Hello Dolly," Wildhorn's "Jekyll & Hyde," Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar," Stolz's "Zwei Herzen im Dreivierteltakt" and Abraham's "Märchen im Grand Hotel."
At the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Otto Pichler's choreography can be seen in Barrie Kosky's "Orpheus in der Unterwelt" (Offenbach).