Anna-Sophie Mahler, born in Kassel in 1979, studied directing at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin. Since then her artistic interest has been dedicated to experimental, especially documentary types of musical theater. From 2002 to 2004 she worked as assistant director at Theater Basel and subsequently as assistant to Christoph Marthaler and Christoph Schlingensief. Since 2004 she has worked as theatre and opera director at theatres in Zurich, Basel, Weimar, Lucerne, Berlin and Bremen. In 2006 she founded her own independent group CapriConnection in Basel, which is characterized by the interweaving of documentary texts with music and images. The piece “Ars moriendi” by CapriConnection was invited to the theatre festival Impulse (2011). Within the framework of the Zürich Festival (2013) “Tristan oder Isolde” was performed, a production in the remains of the set designed by Anna Viebrock for the Bayreuth production of “Tristan und Isolde” by Christoph Marthaler. As part of the Munich Opera Festival 2015, she produced “Francesca da Rimini” at the Bayerische Staatsoper. “Mittelreich” is the first work of Anna Sophie Mahler’s to be presented at the Berlin Theatertreffen.
As of April 2016