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Jan Philipp Gloger

Jan Philipp Gloger was born in Hagen in 1981. He studies Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen with Heiner Göbbels as well as Directing at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. He was Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes grant recipient. While studying he assisted Johan Simons at Munich Kammerspiele. He also worked as an assistant for the group Rimini Protokoll at Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. In addition, he worked on audio dramas and stage music. He presented study projects at Ruhrtriennale festival, at the Frankfurt "Positionen" and at "Körber-Studio Junge Regie" at Thalia Theater in Hamburg.

Since 2007 he has worked as a director, mostly in drama, for Theater Augsburg, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Schauspiel Essen, State Theatre Mainz and Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, among others, as well as for Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel in Munich, where he realized five productions during the artistic direction of Dieter Dorn.

He has focused mainly on classic drama, such as Shakespeare‘s Much Ado about Nothing at Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel, and original productions, such as recently Das Ding by Philipp Löhle at Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. Several of his productions have been selected for festivals such as "Heidelberger Stückemarkt", "Bayerische Theatertage" (where in 2008 he received the director’s award for Goethe’s Clavigo), "Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen" and "Mülheimer Theatertage". With Mozart‘s Le nozze di Figaro at the Theater Augsburg he directed his first opera in 2010, which was followed by Händel’s Alcina at the Semperoper Dresden in 2011, Mozart’s Idomeneo at the Oper Frankfurt and Gounod`s Faust at the Opernhaus Zürich in 2013. In 2014 he staged Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra at the Semperoper Dresden. In the seasons 2011/2012 and 2012/13 Jan Philipp Gloger was Executive Director at the Staatstheater Mainz. His production of Elfriede Jelinek‘s Winterreise for Mainz was nominated to be selected for the festival "Berliner Theatertreffen 2012".

The season 2014/2015 will include productions at the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz in Berlin, at the Staatsschauspiel Dresden and at the Zurich Opera.


Engagements in Bayreuth

Year Opera Part
2016 Der fliegende Holländer Director
2015 Der fliegende Holländer Director
2014 Der fliegende Holländer Director
2013 Der fliegende Holländer Director
2012 Der fliegende Holländer Director

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