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Posted November 11, 2018
Saturday February 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
JCC-SF – 3200 California Street – 2nd Floor Gallanter Hall
San Francisco, CA
On Saturday February 9th the Wagner Society will welcome Director Jasmin Solfaghari. In a co-presentation with the Wagner Society of Southern California, Jasmin Solfaghari will talk about her career as an Assistant Director to the luminaries of Wagner Opera and also her career as a Director in her own right.
Acclaimed Director Jasmin Solfaghari was born in Freiburg/Germany in 1963 as daughter of German-Persian parents. After having spent the first six years of her childhood in Teheran/Iran she got her school and musical education in Freiburg. In 1989 she graduated in stage directing at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg in the class of Prof. Götz Friedrich (diploma). Positions and leading Positions:
2018 Leadership department Opera/Musicaltheatre at PAMY Mediaproductions, Switzerland. www.pamy.ch
2004 – 2006: Oberspielleiterin at Deutsche Oper Berlin with revivals of “Rheingold”, “Siegfried” (Götz Friedrich), “Lulu” (Götz Friedrich), “Die Tote Stadt” (Philippe Arlaud), “La Bohème” (Götz Friedrich), “Pelléas et Mélisande” (Marco Arturo Marelli), “Der Rosenkavalier” (Götz Friedrich), “Cav/Pag” (David Pountney).
2001 – 2004: Oberspielleiterin Musiktheater” at Stadttheater Bremerhaven: main director opera.
1994 -1998: assistant stage director of Hamburgische Staatsoper and has worked among others with Christine Mielitz, Harry Kupfer, Günther Krämer, Achim Freyer, Marco Arturo Marelli a.o. She was responsible for revivals such as: “Der Ring des Nibelungen”, “Il Trittico”(also for TV), “Die Fledermaus”, “Tristan und Isolde”, a.o.
During this period Jasmin Solfaghari collaborated with conductors such as Christian Thielemann, Sir Simon Rattle, Philippe Augin, Jacques Lacombe, Daniel Oren, Marc Albrecht, Antonello Allemandi, Gerd Albrecht, Donald Runnicles, Markus Stenz, Lothar Zagosek, a.o.
Jasmin Solfaghari worked with singers as Deborah Voigt (Debut Marschallin), Veronique Gens, Sophie Koch, Agnes Baltsa, Helga Dernesch, Gabriele Schnaut, Hanna Schwarz, Lisbeth Balslev, Angelika Kirchschlager, Monserrat Caballé, Barbara Daniels, Linda Watson, Evelyn Herlizius, Olga Romanko, Piotr Becala, Toopi Lehtipuu, Jean Marc Ainsley, Lioba Braun, Graham Clarc, Lance Ryan, Stefan Vinke, José Cura, Franz Grundheber, Simon Estes, Matti Salminnen, René Pape, Kurt Moll, Torsten Kerl, Gerhard Siegel, Catherine Foster, Jennifer Wilson, Ricarda Merbeth (Role debut Brünnhilde, Deutsche Oper) a.o.
Teaching and more
Jasmin Solfaghari is giving masterclasses and is holding lectures in Italy, Brasil, Israel, Germany, USA and China.
2012-2016 Teaching assignment at Hochschule für Musik Dresden.
2006-2011 Professor at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig (interimistic)
Programs are free to members of the Wagner Society of Northern California, a $10 donation is suggested for non-members.
view Jasmin’s website here: https://www.solfaghari.com/en/about-jasmin-solfaghari/