Jörg Behr

Field of Practice:

Performing Arts

City, Country:

Stuttgart, Germany


2005, 2006, 2007


Oct 2005 - Mar 2006

Born 1972 in Bremen.

During his schooldays, Jörg Behr studied violin as a junior student at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen. After his A-levels he studied music theater direction in Hamburg with Götz Friedrich and graduated in 1997 with a production of Luciano Berio’s version of Mozart’s »Zaide«.

From 1997 to 2004 he worked at the Staatsoper Stuttgart under Klaus Zehelein as assistant director and director and cooperated with such directors as Jossi Wieler, Martin Kušej, Christof Nel, Peter Mussbach, Joachim Schlömer and Hans Neuenfels.

Among others, he staged Bruno Maderna’s »Hyperion« and Benedetto Marcello’s »Arianna« at the Theater Freiburg, »Die Entführung aus dem Serail« at the Theater Osnabrück, Strawinskys »Geschichte vom Soldaten« at the Theater Krefeld/Mönchengladbach, the premiere of »Quicksilver« by Georg Gräwe at the Semperoper Dresden, Britten’s »Peter Grimes« at the Theater Aachen, as well as Poulenc’s »Dialogues des Carmélites« at the Staatstheater Oldenburg. Recently, he staged the Swiss premiere of »Drei Wasserspiele« by Detlev Glanert in Zurich, »Cosi fan tutte« in Bern and Hindemith’s »Cardillac« at the Theater Augsburg.

Jörg Behr was a fellow of the Stiftung Musiktheater heute and the Forum Neues Musiktheater Stuttgart. For his production of Bruno Maderna’s »Hyperion« in Freiburg, he was awarded the Götz Friedrich Prize for young artists in 2003.