Louisa Proske brings her talent for creating vivid theatrical worlds, her raw passion and attention to detail to productions in opera, classical theatre and contemporary drama. She is the designated Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director (stellvertretende Intendantin und Hausregisseurin) at Oper Halle, Germany, as well as the Co-Founder and Resident Director (former Co-Artistic Director) of the critically acclaimed Heartbeat Opera (“pioneers” – The Wall Street Journal). She is the recipient of a 2018 Princess Grace Award, was chosen as the Musical America New Artist of the Month for May 2018 and the subject of a recent feature in Opernwelt. Opera productions include 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), Rinaldo (Glimmerglass Festival, postponed due to COVID-19) Agrippina (Lincoln Center Debut – Carnegie Hall/ Juilliard Vocal Arts), Der Freischütz, Don Giovanni, Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor, Daphnis & 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 has assisted Willy Decker, Harry Kupfer and Robert Woodruff. Louisa’s translation of Fassbinder’s film script In a Year with 13 Moons was presented at Yale Repertory Theatre, directed by Robert Woodruff and featuring Bill Camp. Louisa is a member of SDC, an alumna of the Drama League Director’s Project and the Soho Rep. Writer-Director Lab. She holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from Yale School of Drama, and a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University, UK.
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