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British-Swiss director Max Hoehn stages, writes, translates, films and produces opera. He was a nominee for Best Young Director at the 2016 International Opera Awards, a recipient of the Independent Opera Director Fellowship and a prize-winner at the 9th Europäischer Opernregie-Preis. 

In 2015 he won a nationwide competition to direct the UK Premiere of Šimon Voseček's operatic version of Max Frisch's Biedermann und die Brandstifter for Independent Opera at Sadler's Wells in London ("a brilliantly alive staging" The New York Times). Since then his productions as Director include: Der fliegende Holländer (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon), Così fan Tutte, The Consul (Welsh National Opera), La Cenerentola (Stadttheater Bremerhaven), Die Fledermaus (Theater Neubrandenburg-Neustrelitz), L'Elisir d'Amore (Longborough Festival) a César Cui/Elena Langer double bill (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and Stephen Oliver's a cappella opera The Waiter's Revenge (Birmingham Opera Company). 


He began his career as an Assistant Director working with Graham Vick, David Pountney, Johannes Erath, Jonathan Kent and others at Glyndebourne, Opernhaus Zürich, Oper Frankfurt, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Birmingham Opera Company, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Theater an der Wien, Welsh National Opera, Grange Park and with the Mariinsky Theatre on Tour.

Opera translations include Khovanshchina (Birmingham Opera Company, commissioned by Graham Vick), Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Loud Crowd & Bold Tendencies, London), Così fan Tutte (Welsh National Opera) and a series of short comic operas by Germaine Tailleferre (Shenandoah University). His first libretto, Sonata for Broken Fingers, was performed in summer 2024 at the CBSO Centre in Birmingham.

He is the founder of Opera21, an independent producer of contemporary opera in partnership with organisations such as Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and CHROMA Ensemble.


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