Harry Kupfer

(b. 1935)

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(b Berlin, 1935).

Ger. producer. Ass. at Landesth., Halle (début 1958, Rusalka). Worked in Stralsund 1958–62 and Chemnitz 1962–6. Opera dir., Weimar Nat. Th. 1966–72 and taught at Liszt Musikhochschule 1967–72. Début Berlin (then E. Berlin) State Opera 1971 (Die Frau ohne Schatten). Opera dir. and chief prod. Dresden State Opera 1971–81. Bayreuth Fest. 1978; Brit. début Cardiff 1978; ENO 1981; Salzburg Fest. 1986; CG 1993. Prod. Der Ring des Nibelungen at Bayreuth 1988. His prods. are much concerned with social realities and psychological motivation.

Subjects: Music.

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