Dmitri Bertman

Dmitri Bertman graduated from Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) as a Stage Director of Music Theatre. Today he is the Head of the Russian Academy of Theatre Art’s Department of Music Theatre. In 1990 he established the Helikon-Opera Moscow that soon became popular throughout the world. Bertman has staged more than 90 productions, the majority of which have received recognition world-wide. He has won the Russian National Golden Mask award (1998, 1999 and 2001). In 2008 he was awarded the 4th class Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana and the Annual Estonian Theatre Award for directing E.-S. Tüür’s “Wallenberg” at the Estonian National Opera. His latest productions include Wagner’s “Das Liebesverbot” (2011), Erenberg’s “The Perfect Opera. Vampuka, African Bride” (2010), Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Mozart and Salieri” (2009), Reise’s “Rasputin” (2008, all at the Helikon-Opera), Verdi’s “Otello” (2011, Norwegian Opera and Ballet Theatre), Giordano’s “Andrea Chenier” (2010, The Royal Swedish Opera), Prokofiev’s “The Love for Three Oranges” (Helikon-Opera, 2009 and the Estonian National Opera, 2010), “Theatre Director” based on the works of Mozart, Pushkin and Salieri in coproduction with “Art Partner XXI” agency (2009, State Theatre of Film Actors in Moscow), Tukhmanov’s “Tsarina” (2009, Helikon-Opera and Alexandrinsky Theatre), Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades” (2009, The Royal Swedish Opera), Lombardi’s “Il re nudo” (2009, Opera Roma), Dvořák’s “Rusalka” (2009), Janáček’s “From the House of Dead” (2008, both at the Canadian Opera), etc.



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