10.30 a.m. TEAM C: Valentin Schwarz (A) / Andrea Cozzi (I), HAUS 1, followed by SPEAKERS’ CORNER (Redoutensaal, Schauspielhaus, 1st floor)

12.30 p.m. Award Ceremony, HAUS 1


Sonntag, 25. Juni, 10.30 Uhr
Team C: Valentin Schwarz (A) / Andrea Cozzi (I)

Valentin Schwarz, Director
The Austrian Valentin Schwarz (born 1989) studied Musical Theatre Direction in Vienna. Among his productions are Haydn’s “L‘Infedeltá Delusa” at Studiotheater Belvedere, “Bluebeard’s Castle”, and “Carmen” at DNT Weimar and Lehár’s “Giuditta” as prize-winning diploma project. He worked as an assistant at the opera houses of Weimar, Mannheim, and Stuttgart. Collaborations with Jossi Wieler, Karsten Wiegand, Tobias Kratzer, and Kirill Serebrennikov. 2018 he will stage Mozart’s „Così fan tutte“ with Andrea Cozzi at the Kammeroper of Theater an der Wien.

Andrea Cozzi, Stage Design
Born 1989 in Milan, he studied Fine Arts and Stage Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He worked as a stage designer, among others, for the National Theatre of Skopje (“Digging”, 2017), Theater Regensburg („Goyescas“,„Gianni Schicchi“, 2016), Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar (“Bluebeard’s Castle”, 2013), Halle E, Neue Oper Wien („Le Grand Macabre“, 2012), and Neue Studiobühne Wien („Giuditta“, 2011). Upcoming productions at Thalia Theater in Hamburg (2017) and Kammeroper of Theater an der Wien (2018). He lives and works in Vienna.