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Guillermo Amaya

Director and writer Guillermo Amaya has directed numerous productions for drama, opera and musical, both in Spain and in various countries of the EU and Peru. His musical theater productions span the entire spectrum of the repertoire, from Baroque such as Monteverdi's »L'Orfeo« and Purcell's »Dido and Aeneas«, the classical repertoire such as Mozart's »Così fan tutte« and »Don Giovanni« or Donizetti's »L'elisir d'amore«, works of the 20th. and 21st century, including Menotti's »The Old maid and the Thief«, Bernstein's »Trouble in Tahiti«, operettas such as »Boccaccio« by Suppè, musicals such as »Jekyll & Hyde« by Wildhorn and children's operas such as »Pinocchio« by Valtinoni or »Peter Pan« by Hiller. The Landestheater Bregenz presented the musical »The Wizard of Oz« in a version written by him based on the original book by L. Frank Baum.

In May 2014, his production of Beethoven's »Fidelio« was staged with great success at the Niedersächsisches Theater Hildesheim-Hannover, which was followed by an engagement as head stage manager. In Hildesheim he staged, among others, »Venus and Adonis« by Blow, »Fra Diavolo« by Auber, Smetana's »The Bartered Woman« and the Donizetti opera »Adelia«, which the trade journal »Der Opernfreund« named the discovery of the season.

In Spain, Guillermo Amaya performs as author and director with his group »OroEnPaño«, for example at the SURGE Festival in Madrid or at the Bilbao-Musika-Música Festival, where he was invited with a work based on a text he wrote himself for soprano and actors. Among his most recent works are Mozart's »Il re pastore« at the Victoria Eugenia Theater in San Sebastián, a Spanish version of Pauline Viardot-García's »Cendrillon«, written by himself, at the Teatro Real in Madrid, at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, at the Teatro Echegaray in Málaga and at the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo, and, in San Sebastián, Donizetti's »La fille du régiment« with dialogues written by himself in Spanish and Basque.

With his production of Prokofiev's »The Love for Three Oranges« he was a guest for the first time at the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg.