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Philipp Stölzl

Philipp Stölzl
Born 1967
Munich, Bavaria, West Germany
Occupation Film director, opera director, screenwriter

Philipp Stölzl, born 1967 in Munich, is a German film director, opera director and screenwriter. He began to direct music videos in the mid 1990s and directed his first feature film in 2002.


  • Life and career 1
  • Selected works 2
    • Films directed 2.1
    • Operas directed 2.2
    • Plays directed 2.3
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Life and career

Philipp Stölzl was trained as a set and costume designer at the Münchner Kammerspielen where he graduated in 1988. He worked in these professions in German theatres and began to work for films in 1996. He debuted as director in 1998 with the music video for Rammstein's "Du riechst so gut". He has continued to direct videos for artists such as Mick Jagger, Marius Müller-Westernhagen and Madonna. He has also directed commercials.[1]

His first feature film as director was Baby from 2002. It was followed by North Face (2008), Young Goethe in Love (2010), Erased (2012) and The Physician (2013). Stölzl's work for the opera stage includes a production of Charles Gounod's Faust in 2008 and Giuseppe Verdi's Il trovatore in 2013.[1]

Selected works

Films directed

Operas directed

  • 2005 Der Freischütz: Südthüringisches Staatstheater
  • 2006 Rubens und das Nicht-Euklidische Weib: Ruhrtriennale
  • 2007 Benvenuto Cellini: Salzburger Festspiele
  • 2008 Faust: Theater Basel
  • 2009 Der fliegende Holländer: Theater Basel
  • 2010 Rienzi: Deutsche Oper Berlin
  • 2010 Die Fledermaus: Staatsoper Stuttgart
  • 2011 Orpheus in der Unterwelt: Staatsoper Berlin
  • 2012 Parsifal: Deutsche Oper Berlin
  • 2013 Il Trovatore: Theater an der Wien
  • 2013 Il Trovatore: Staatsoper Berlin
  • 2015 Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci: Osterfestspiele Salzburg

Plays directed

  • 2014 Frankenstein: Theater Basel


  1. ^ a b "Philipp Stölzl".  

External links

  • Official website (German)
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