For the fourth time in a row, Christian Stückl has been designated as festival director of the Oberammergau Passion Play 2020. Already at age 27, he established a reputation as a “conservative rebel” by freeing the 400-year-old performing tradition from its anti-Semitic and patriarchal features.
He previously was director at the Münchner Kammerspiele and for more than a decade defined, and injected new energy into, Hofmannsthal’s “Everyman” at the Salzburg Festival. In addition to a host of other engagements, including at the Burgtheater in Vienna, his career includes many extremely successful production such as Pfitzner’s “Palestrina” at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich during the 2008/2009 season. In 2015, he staged the first in-house opera production at the Passion Play Theater in Oberammergau
, where he also launched the Heimatsound Festival.
Since 2005, he has organized the Young Directors Festival
at the Münchner Volkstheater. In his latest work, a new production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest
”, he searches for answers to the pressing questions of our time, defined as it is by violence and migration.