About

I am a Berlin-Budapest based stage and opera director.

I am exploring: how to combine theatre with music, theatre with the digital world, theatre with politics, theatre – with everything that is important to me.

I am teaching: acting for opera singers, which takes great influence on my work, as teaching and directing constantly inspire each other.

Contact

E-mail: gerebzs@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2015 – 2018
studied opera directing Masters at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik, Berlin

2010 – 2015
studied stage directing at the University of Theater-and Film Arts, Budapest, Hungary
(class of Gábor Székely and Viktor Bodó)

2008 – 2010
studied philosophy at the Eötvös Lóránd University Budapest, Faculty of Humanities

 

MUSIC STUDIES

2006 – 2016 private singing classes in Budapest and Berlin

1998 – 2012 choir in Budapest

1996 – 2010 piano in Budapest

1996 – 2008 studying in specialised class for music

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES, REFERENCES

2021

  • directing Thierry Tidrow: Persona (concept: Thierry Tidrow, Zsófia Geréb, Franziska vom Heede) at Oper Dortmund
  • directing Péter Závada: A széplélek at StúdióK Theatre, Budapest

2020

  • teaching acting training for opera singers at the Universität der Künste Berlin
  • directing Franziska vom Heede: Merchandise Medea at Berliner Ringtheater

2019

  • (ongoing) teaching acting training for opera singers at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin
  • directing Tannhäuser as part of the series of ‘Wagner für Kinder’, the production of the Bayreuther Festspiele, at Teatro del Bicentenario, San Juan, Argentina

2018

  • holding a workshop on Shakespeare’s Cymbeline at University of California, Berkeley
  • directing Thierry Tidrow: Prosthetics of Autonomy – a Sci-Fi opera as winner of the Berliner Opernpreis 2018 at Neuköllner Oper
  • directing Péter Závada: Je suis Amphitryon at Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest
  • directing Orpheus. Eurydike. Amor – Drei Stimmen der Einsamkeit at KunstKooperative, Berlin

2017

  • directing Péter Závada: Je suis Amphitryon as reader’s theater in Budapest
  • directing Elfriede Jelinek: Wut as reader’s theater in Budapest
  • directing Tannhäuser as part of the series of ‘Wagner für Kinder’ at the Bayreuther Festspiele
  • directing Thierry Tidrow: My Corporate Identity as part of the Neue Szenen III. project at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

2016

  • assistant director in Britten: Albert Herring at the Bayerische Staatsoper in München, d.: Róbert Alföldi

2015

  • directing Claudio Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea at MÜPA Budapest
  • assistant director in Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer at the MÜPA Budapest, d.: Balázs Kovalik
  • directing (graduation), after Frank Wedekind: projekt_LULU * in Budapest

2014

  • directing Joseph Haydn: L’isola disabitata at the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest
  • assistant director in Shakespeare’s Henry IV., at the National Theater Miskolc, d.: Csaba Kiss
  • holding a workshop with Viktor Bodó at Accademia Nazionale d’arte drammatica Silvio d’Amico Roma in Rome, Italy

2013

  • directing Witold Gombrowicz: Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy at Ódry Stage, Budapest
  • intern at the National Theater Budapest in The Merchant of Venice, d.: János Mohácsi

2012

  • holding a workshop with Viktor Bodó at Split Summer Festival Masterclass for actors in Split, Croatia

2011

  • participating in a workshop at IT’s Festival Amsterdam, INSTED (International Network for Students in Theatre Directing)

2009 – 2011

  • founding and leading the MiVégre Ensemble