Mascha Pörzgen, Director for Music Theatre and Drama 

Mascha Pörzgen’s directing portfolio comprises contemporary music theatre, world premieres and classic theatre works on opera and drama.

She staged Verdis I Vespri Siciliani and Rigoletto, Tschaikowskys Eugen Onegin, Janáceks Katja Kabanova, Nicolais Merry Wifes of Windsor, Mozarts Magic Flute and Cosi fan tutte, Donizettis Lucia di Lammermoor, Gounods Margarete; Strauss Der Rosenkavalier, Hans Gals The song of the night among others, as well as works from contemporary composers such as
G.Ligetis Le grand Macabre, H.J.v.Boses 63:Dreampalace, Violeta Dinescus Erendira , T.M.Schlees Church-opera Ich, Hiob und The cricket recovers by Richard Ayres, Victor Ullmanns  The Emperor of Atlantis, Ernst Kreneks Tarquin, Manfred Trojahns Limonen aus Sizilien. 
Her dramatic works include Euripides, Shakespeare, Heiner Müller, Gombrowicz, Razumovskaja, Robert Thomas and Peter Shaffer. In musical theatre, Mascha staged Little shop of horrors and Triumph of Love, based on Marivaux.

Mascha Pörzgen was born in Bonn, Germany, and grew up in Moscow.

She studied film and theatre acting in Berlin and graduated Summa cum Laude with a diploma in directing at the University of Hamburg.

She served as assistant director with Claus Peymann, George Tabori and others at the Burgtheater Wien.

As co-director she worked with Werner Schroeter, Joachim Herz, Johannes Schaaf at Opera Frankfurt, at the Bolshoi Theater Moscow and at St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theater.

Since 1999 she works as stage-director on Opera and Drama.

Currently Mascha is holding a Professorship on dialogue-scene-work for Opera at the at the University for Music, Theater, Media in Hannover, Germany.

In addition she is working as a teacher and director within the "International Opera Studio", a programm for young opera singers at the "Staatsoper unter den Linden Berlin". 

In 2015 Mascha was teaching and staging at the University Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria

From 2007-2015 Mascha was having a steady teaching assignment on scene-work for Opera at the at the Folkwang-University of Arts in Essen, Germany.

In 2010/11 Mascha was teaching as guest-professor at the University of Arts (Universität der Künste) in Berlin, Germany. She was invited to a teaching assignment again in 2013.


In 2006/7 Mascha was teaching scene-work for Opera at the Hogeschool Zuyd, Maastricht, NL

She worked as resident director/acting coach / artistic supervisor from 2007-2014 for BB-Promotion at the International World Tour of the original Broadway classic West Side Story / (Vienna, Paris, Zürich, London, Athens, Madrid, Tokio, Tel Aviv etc.) and Richard O´Brians "Rocky Horror Show"

Mascha Pörzgen is a member of the ITI (International Theatre Institut / Unesco)


Next opening:

Leoš Janáček

"The cunning little vixen"

Theater Hagen  

Opening March, 2018


in preparation - Season 2018/19 

Giacomo Puccini  



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