Hans Toelstede

Lightning in Don Carlos


Electronics, theatre technique

Hamburg State Opera, Wiesbaden Stadttheater, Bayreuth Festival
Oper Köln, 1974
Directeur Licht, Oper Köln, 1980-1995
Freelance, 1995-2006
Directeur Licht, Oper Köln, 2006-

Worked with
a.o. Willy Decker, Harry Kupfer, Peter Konwitschny, Oliver Tambosi, Andreas Homoki, Ian Judge, Kurt Horres, Karoline Gruber, Karin Beier, Katharina Thalbach, David Pountney, Michael Hampe

at: Opera National de Paris Bastille, Opera-Comique Paris, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, La Monnaie/De Munt, Vlaamse Opera, Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, Edinburgh International Festival, Bregenz Festival, Salzburg Festival, London Royal Opera House, Hongkong, Washington, Firenze, Venzia, Torino, Athene, Oslo, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Hamburg Opera, Staatsoper Wien, New York City Opera, Los Angeles Music-Center, Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, Teatro Colon Bogota, Theater an der Wien

Recent and future productions
Ariadne (Theater an der Wien); La traviata (Metropolitan Opera); Tannhäuser (Opernhaus Zürich); Akhmatova (Opera Bastie)

Recently engaged in

  • Jules Massenets Werther is a high light in Franch opera history? Flanders Opera brings this masterpiece directed by Willy Decker....
  • Don Carlos, the son of King Philip II of Spain, has decided to go his own way, both politically and in his private life....
  • After ten years of adventuring and wandering from East to West, the hero Ulisse finally returns home to Ithaca. His journey has both...