Udo Zimmermann's Opera "Weiße Rose" at the Theater Augsburg 2016
Seollyeon Konwitschny was born in Suwon/South Korea in 1982. She studied painting at the Ewha Womans University of Seoul. In 2010, she completed her studies in art history and musicology at the Free University (FU) of Berlin. She obtained a doctorate (PhD) of the FU Berlin in 2015 for her work on Alessandro Mauro, a Venetian stage designer of the 18th century. During her student days, she worked as assistant director for Claus Guth, Andreas Homoki, Peter Konwitschny, Vera Nemirova and Keith Warner at opera houses in Berlin, Dresden and Hamburg etc. From 2010 to 2013 she collaborated with the Korean National Opera in Seoul, such as associate director and coordinator to Helmut Lohner’s new production ”Falstaff“.
Since 2015, Seollyeon Konwitschny has been working as stage director. Her productions of “Weisse Rose” at Theater Augsburg in 2016 and “La finta giardiniera” at Theater an der Rott and the Donau-Festival in Strudengau in 2015 got considerable attention in the press.
© Reinhard Winkler, "La finta gardiniera" am Theater an der Rott 2015
© A.T. Schaefer, "Weisse Rose" am Theater Augsburg 2016