Daniel Bohr

Daniel Bohr

Stage Director

Stage Director (Opera, Drama, Music Theatre)
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Experienced and creative Stage Director,specialized in musical theatre, opera, drama. Speaks english, danish, french, norwegian, italian, spanish. Fifty years of experience,  having worked with theatres all over the world, especially in Scandinavia, Spain, France, England abd the Americas. Classical and contemporary repertoire, including numerous world premieres for the stage as well as for radio and TV. Daniel Bohr is the first-born son of the legendary actor, singer, composer, film and TV producer José Bohr and of his wife Bertita, a professional musician and sociologist. Daniel was born i Buenos Aires (Argentina) and spent his childhood and younger years in Chile, where he completed his education, studying languages, music and architecture. He speaks perfect spanish, english, italian, french, danish and norwegian, and manages in german and portuguese. Daniel Bohr started his theatrical activities in Chile, in the 60’s being the first one to present authors like Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter and Samuel Becket, also becoming one of the pioneers of chilean TV, creating and producing programmes for Channel 13 in Santiago. Daniel Bohr moved to Spain with his family in 1964, and thus began a stay in Europe which has now lasted for more than 40 years. Here he founded and directed El Nuevo Teatro Experimental, introducing authors like Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Silvio Giovaninetti, Jean Tardieu, Jean-Clarence Lambert, René de Obaldia, Rubén Dario, Pablo Picasso and many others for the spanish audiences.  Daniel Bohr was awarded the Prize to Best Director at theFestival Internacional de Teatro de Barcelona in 1967  and the Theatre Prize “Yorick" the year after, being also acclaimed by the critics for his theatre productions and for his work for Television. He was appointed director of the Compañía Nacional Moratín, he directed a series of short films and he produced programmes for Radio Nacional de España and TVE, also being responsible for national tours over all of Spain with his theatrical productions.   Daniel Bohr established himself in Denmark in 1972, and his work during these past years includes dramas, comedies, classic tragedies, operas, operettas, musicals, productions for Radio and TV, as well as experimental theatre. He was a resident director at  The Royal Theatre in Copenhague, The Artistic Director of Den Jyske Opera (National Danish Opera), the General Manager and Artistic Director of the Aalborg Theaterand has directed big productions for almost every theatre in the country. Some of his most interesting productions having been the operas: "Faust" by Gounod, "La Traviata" by Verdi,"Cavalleria Rusticana" by Mascagni, "Pagliacci" by Leoncavallo, "Le Nozze di Figaro" by Mozart, "The Holy Communion" by Arrabal/Werner,  “Eight Songs for a Mad King”  by Maxwell Davies, "Blue Beard’s Castle" by Bartok,  and eight different versions of "Cosi Fan Tutte"  by Mozart. In 1985 Daniel Bohr was appointed Managing Artistic Director of The Bergen International Festival in Norway. Here he worked with some of the major figures in  the international music of our time: Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Birgit Nilsson, Teresa Berganza, Sherrill Milnes, Christa Ludwig,  Gundula Janowitz, Katia Riciarelli, Simon Estes, Aldo Ceccato, Miriam Makeba, Lucia Popp, Alicia de la Rocha, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Sixten Ehrling, Leif Ove Andsnæs and Paavo Berglund, among many others.  The activities of Daniel Bohr in Europa, appart from his long lasting relationship with The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, include productions for L’ Ópera de Marseille ("Der Rosenkavalier" by R. Strauss), for Sadler's Wells in London("The Garden Wall" by Nørholm), for Le Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris ("Bris/Collage/K" by Lambert),  for the Opera in Gothenburg ("Werther" by Massenet), for the Grieghallen in Bergen ("Don Carlos", "Il Trovatore", “La Traviata” and "Aida"by Verdi and "Eugen Onegin" by Tchaikowsky), for the Norske Teater in Oslo (the musicals "The Wizard of Oz" and “Musical Musikal”, and the dramma "Master Class" by Terrence McNally), for The National Opera in Warsaw ("Rigoletto" by Verdi and New Year’s Galla 1995), for Vest Norges Opera (“La Cenerentola” and “Il Barbiere di Seviglia” by Rossini , “Cosi Fan Tutte” by Mozart), “La Traviata” by Verdi at theGrieghallen in Bergen, “Some Sunny Night” in The Great Hall of the People, in Bejing and Theatre du Residence Palace in Brussels, as well as lectures and Master Classes in Sweden, Norway, Holland, Italy, the USA and Latin America.
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