Born in Rostov-on-Don, Kirill Serebrennikov completed his formal education in Physics in his hometown in 1992. During his studies he began a self-taught education as a director of theater, opera, film and television as well as a costume designer. He directed opera productions such as Falstaff at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, and The Golden Cockerel at the Bolshoi in Moscow. His first acclaimed productions outside of Russia were Salome at the Stuttgart Opera and ll barbiere di Siviglia at the Komische Oper Berlin, which he recently also directed at Theater Basel. His interpretation of Così fan tutte at the Oper Zürich (2018/19), his Nabucco production at the Staatsoper Hamburg (2019), his interpretation of Parsifal at the Vienna State Opera (2021) and his production of The Nose at the Bayerische Staatsoper (2021) were celebrated. Serebrennikov is also an acclaimed film maker of films such as The Student, Leto and Petrov's Flu. His newest film, Tchaikovsky's Wife will premiere at the Cannes Festival 2022. His staging of Der Freischütz is his debut with Dutch National Opera.
Last update: 9 May 2022