Our warmest welcome to stage director Julia Burbach, who joined TACT for General Management!
One of the most prominent directors of the generation, "a name to watch" (Opera Magazine) and the 2019 International Opera Awards Best Newcomer nominee, Julia is known for her "meticulous" (Whatsonstage), "bold direction" (The Observer) and "powerful productions" (Playtosee).
In her work, Julia uses unconventional spaces, unusual psychological perspectives and is acknowledged for her ability to reach diverse and notably young audiences.
Julia’s work includes "Das Wundertheater" with Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, "Semele" at the Shanghai International Festival, "Die Walküre" for Opéra National de Bordeaux, "L’amico Fritz" for Opera Holland Park, "Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno" at Alte Münze Berlin, "The Fairy Queen" at Bury Court / Wilde Renate Berlin, "Das Rheingold" and "Die Walküre" (both nominated for OFFIE Awards), "Tosca", "Madama Butterfly" and the production of "The Rape of Lucretia" which was awarded an OFFIE 2019 for Best Opera, all for Grimeborn Festival.
Initially starting her career in opera as a regular assistant to Christoph Loy, Julia joined him on some of his most iconic productions including "The Bassarids" for Bayerische Staatsoper, as well as "Lulu" and "Tristan und Isolde" at the Royal Opera House. She has a longstanding relationship with the Royal Opera House, beginning in 2009 and later as staff director from 2015-2021.
Julia’s future projects include "Edmea" with Wexford Opera Festival, "La Bohème" with Theater Bielefeld, "Die Walküre" for Icelandic Opera and "Eugene Onegin" at Opera Holland Park.