Ersan MondtagDirector, Designer
Completely crude, truly ingenious, and absolutely cutting edge
Director Ersan Mondtag has one of the most distinctive theatrical visions of recent generations, which he brings to life through stunning stage and costume designs. In recent years he has successfully transferred these artistic sensibilities to opera, breaking new ground in the possibilities of the form and winning critical acclaim.
Mondtag made his opera debut in 2020 with Schreker’s Der Schmied von Gent for Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp and Ghent, a co-production with Nationaltheater Mannheim. The following season he returned to Opera Vlaanderen to direct Der Silbersee, in a co-production with Opéra national de Lorraine.
His new production of Langgaard’s Antikrist opened at Deutsche Oper Berlin in January 2022 and returns there in February 2023. Other highlights in 2022 have included new productions of Der Freischütz for Staatstheater Kassel and Der Vampyr for Staatsoper Hannover.
- Geschwister trailer
- Audience reaction to Antikrist
- Antikrist trailer
- Der Vampyr trailer
- Der Freischütz trailer
- Der Silbersee trailer
- Der Schmied von Gent trailer
- Ödipus und Antigone trailer
- Die Orestie trailer, Wiener Festwochen
- Tyrannis trailer, Berliner Festspiele
- De Living trailer
- Die Verdammten trailer
- Salome (Wilde) trailer