KRISTINA WUSS is a graduate of the Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule in Berlin as a pianist, stage director, and dramaturge and has perfected her knowledge and skills at the University of Zurich, as well as the course of music management at the University of Munich in 2008.
Her productions at the Latvian National Opera, Alcina (1998) and Don Juan (1999) – have toured abroad, including Estonia, Russia, Spain, Hongkong, and Poland. In Latvia, both have received Spēlmaņu nakts awards, and the creative team of Alcina was the recipient of the Grand Music Award.
The Blu-Ray recording of Rusalka at Bydgoszcz’s Opera Nova in 2019 gained much international recognition. German audiences and critics have particularly praised Kristina Wuss’s productions of rare operas and poetic and fresh interpretations of familiar ones (Carmen, Salome, Don Quixote etc.). Both in Berlin and Munich, Kristina Wuss stages productions involving the urban environment and city history. In this context, 28 works in 17 places have been produced in Munich (The Magic Flute at the Olympic Park, Dido and Aeneas, Die Fledermaus, etc.)
In Latvia, Kristina Wuss has staged nine new productions, including Woyzeck and Orpheus at the New Riga Theater, Bluebeard’s Castle and Lenz at the Arsenāls Exhibition Hall, and Rinaldo for the opening of the Rundāle Palace Green Theater.
In 2015, Kristina Wuss received support from the German Minister of Culture for the festive publication of Rainis’s Golden Steed (Zelta zirgs) in author’s translation and illustrations by Wuss. 2018 saw the publication of her book Verwobene Kultur im Baltikum (Interwoven Cultures in the Baltics), with openings in Berlin and Munich.
Photo: Holger Borggrefe