Spielzeit 26.08. - 09.10.

Sven-Eric Bechtolf

Sven-Eric Bechtolf was born in Darmstadt and trained at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. The actor has worked in such reputable theatres as the Schauspielhaus in Zurich, the Schauspielhaus in Bochum and the Thalia-Theater in Hamburg, where he also directed and where, since 1994, he has staged many plays. His production of Marivaux’s La Dispute was invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen in 1995. He was a permanent member of the ensemble at Vienna’s Burgtheater from 1996 to 2006 and performed regularly at the Salzburger Festspiele. He has also performed at the Almeida Theatre in London. In 2001 and 2002 he was awarded the Nestroy Prize for Best Actor. Sven-Eric Becholf also directs operas and has already staged productions at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin and as well as the Opernhaus in Zurich.  In 2007 he started with a new staging of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. Das Rheingold celebrated its premiere at the Staatsoper in Vienna in May 2009.