1st International Congress of Musicology

Athens Goethe Institute, 25-27 February 2002


Peter P. Pachl

He was born in 1953 in Bayreuth and got his basic music education in the school Regensburger Domspatzen. He then studied musicology, theatrology and linguistics at the University of München. He worked as a stage director in various German theatres (in Kassel, Bonn, München, Nürnberg, Mainz, a.o.), with works of the operatic repertory (by Gluck, Mozart, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Massenet, Thomas, Lortzing, Nicolai, Cornelius, Wagner, Verdi, Strauß, Pfitzner, Zemlinsky, Puccini, Schreker, von Schillings, Strawinsky, Britten, Bernstein, von Einem, a.o.), as well as the dramatic repertory (by Aristophanes, Lope de Vega, Ingrisch, Nestroy, Ramuz, Rosendorfer, Sartre, a.o.).
In 1989 he became professor of opera stage direction in Hanover, where he has since taught such topics as: stage music in Weimar, in Bayreuth, in Vienna and in Bochum, as well as management of cultural products in Weimar, Dresden, Hamburg, the Hague and Berlin. Since 1980 he is art director of the München Music Theater Pianopianissimo; in 1990-1995 he was art director and manager of the Thuringia State Theater and Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Rudolstadt Festival, while in 1998-2000 he was art co-director and principal dramaturgist of the Hague Theater. He has published numerous works, including the biography Siegfried Wagner, Genie im Schatten (1988 / 1994), and made a large number of radio and TV productions.