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Andreas Homoki was born in Germany in 1960 to a family of Hungarian musicians and studied music, German language and literature in Berlin (West).
In 1987, Andreas Homoki joined the Cologne Opera as assistant director and stage manager, where he was engaged until 1993. From 1988 to 1992 he was also a lecturer for drama at the Opera School of the Cologne Academy of Music. Here he created his first own productions.
In 1992, his first guest production took him to Geneva, where his interpretation of Frau ohne Schatten received international attention. The production, which was later also shown at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, received the French Critics’ Prize of the Year in 1994.
From 1993 to 2002, Andreas Homoki worked as a freelance opera director, staging productions in Cologne, Hamburg, Geneva, Lyon, Leipzig, Basel, Berlin, Amsterdam and Munich, among other cities.
He made his debut at the Komische Oper Berlin in 1996 with Falstaff, followed by Die Liebe zu drei Orangen (The Love for Three Oranges, 1998) and Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow, 2000). In 2002, Andreas Homoki was appointed Head Stage Director of the Komische Oper Berlin, succeeding Harry Kupfer, and became its General Director in 2004.
In addition to his artistic work at the Komische Oper Berlin during his time as Artistic Director, he staged productions at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the New National Theatre Tokyo, the Semperoper Dresden and the Hamburg State Opera, among others. In July 2012, under the musical direction of William Christie, he staged David et Jonathas by Marc-Antoine Charpentier for the Festival in Aix-en-Provence – a production that was later also shown in Edinburgh, Paris and New York, among other cities.
Since the beginning of the 2012/13 season, Andreas Homoki has been General Director of the Zurich Opera House and has since staged Der fliegende Holländer (co-production with La Scala Milan and the Norwegian State Opera Oslo), Lady Macbeth von Mzensk, Fidelio, Juliette, Lohengrin (co-production with the Vienna State Opera), Luisa Miller (Hamburg State Opera), Wozzeck, My Fair Lady (Komische Oper Berlin), I puritani, Medée, Das Land des Lächelns, Lunea, which was named premiere of the year 2017/18 by the magazine “Opernwelt,” La forza del destino, Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim, Nabucco, Iphigénie en Tauride, Simon Boccanegra, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Salome, and most recently Das Rheingold, Die Walküre and Siegfried. The Ring in Zurich will be completed next season with the new production of Götterdämmerung. In the summer of 2022, he staged Madama Butterfly at the Bregenz Festival.
Since 1999 Andreas Homoki has been a member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin.