Max Hoehn, Opera Director

MAX HOEHN Opera Director 
Max directs, films, writes, translates and produces opera. He was nominated as Best Young Director at the 2016 International Opera 
Awards, won the 2015 Independent Opera Directing Fellowship and was a prize-winner at the 9th Europäischer Opernregie-Preis


Staatstheater Bremerhaven 2019/20

"Die Inszenierung von Max Hoehn machte einen Riesenspaß...Eine wunderschöne Opernproduktion - unbedingt ansehen!"


"The absurdity of the characters was precisely delineated, never coarse...Hoehn retained a balance, knowing when to calm things down and leave space for the music to unfold in all its glory." Opera Magazine, UK


Welsh National Opera 2018/19

"A claustrophobic reading...Hoehn elicited some fine acting performances." Opera Wire

"Still horribly relevant" Seen and Heard International

"It was largely the commitment of the performers, with clear direction together with the projected video footage that made the opera remarkably compelling" Wales Arts Review


Revival by Max Hoehn, Welsh National Opera 2020

"Max Hoehn’s direction seems to have fostered a collective spirit of excellence. The sheer joy from the ensemble was palpable, and as a result, the entire piece crackled with humour, goodwill and pure joie de vivre." Bachtrack

"Sparkling revival" * * * *  The Stage


Independent Opera at Sadlers Wells 2015

Max Hoehn's staging identifies precisely the work's ambiguity of tone.

* * * * The Guardian, Critic's Choice for Classical Music in 2015

It burns like acid...Director Max Hoehn subjects every character to an equal degree of satire. In his interpretation Biedermann is cliché of sober-suited mediocrity.

* * * * The Financial Times

"A brilliantly alive staging by Max Hoehn" The New York Times


Scottish Opera 2018

"Sexual obsession, demon summoning, brawling, cannibalism - hardly a typical Glasgow Sunday afternoon. They were onstage all the same in Prokofiev's seldom-performed opera The Fiery Angel, part of Scottish Opera's Sunday Opera in Concert Series. That description doesn't do justice to this ambitious, almost-staging by director, Max Hoehn, without sets but with virtually everything else, and making full use of City Halls' aisles, balconies and choir seats."  * * * * Telegraph

"a truly remarkable undertaking" * * * * * Herald Scotland

" of the most vivid and memorable musical events of the year"