Louisa Proske


Louisa Proske has established herself as a versatile, visionary director and arts leader on two continents. As a director, she brings her talent for creating vivid theatrical worlds, her raw passion and attention to detail to productions in opera, classical theatre and contemporary drama. Since the 2021/22 season, she is the Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director (stellvertretende Intendantin und Hausregisseurin) at Oper Halle, Germany. During her tenure there together with Intendant Walter Sutcliffe, the company has already won a prestigious DER FAUST Theaterpreis (Faust theater prize 2022). Louisa is also the Co-Founder and former Co-Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed Heartbeat Opera — “an enterprise that, while small and still young, has already contributed more to opera’s vitality than most major American companies,” according to The New York Times. She is the recipient of a 2018 Princess Grace Award, has been featured as the Musical America New Artist of the Month and was the subject of an portrait in Opernwelt.

Her opera productions include Le Roi Arthus (BARD SummerScape), The Mother of Us All (New York Times #1 Classical Music event of 2020, historic collaboration between Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Philharmonic, Juilliard Vocal Arts), Into the Woods, Rigoletto (Oper Halle), Agrippina (Lincoln Center Debut – Carnegie Hall/ Juilliard Vocal Arts), Der Freischütz, Don GiovanniCarmen, Lucia di LammermoorDaphnis & Chloé, Miss Handel (all Heartbeat Opera), La Bohème (Pittsburgh Festival Opera), Così fan tutte (LoftOpera), Falstaff (Dell’Arte Opera), Gianni Schicchi, Riders to the Sea, La Voix Humaine (Yale Opera); the world premiere of Invisible Cities at the Italian Academy New York; Anthony Braxton’s Trillium J (as Associate Director).

Louisa Proske’s Website
Photo Credit: Russ Rowland
Management Territory: Worldwide

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