Nicola Panzer studied music theatre directing with Götz Friedrich at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. She graduated with distinction. While still studying, Rolf Liebermann engaged her as a conductor at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, of which she remained a member until 1998. Her artistic work has taken her to theatres in Barcelona, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Houston, Los Angeles, Antwerp, Strasbourg, Montpellier, Athens, Sao Paulo, Bologna, Baden-Baden, Paris Covent Garden London, Spoleto, the Salzburg Festival and Bayreuth. Her production of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s “From the Seven Days” was invited to the Festival für Modernes Musiktheater in Munich. Her directing works include “Die Flut” in Hamburg, “Hänsel und Gretel” at the Konzerthaus Dortmund, “Die verkaufte Braut” at the Landestheater Linz, “Riders to the Sea” and “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” in Frankfurt am Main, “Nabucco” at the Opera Festival in Immling, “Les Mamelles de Tirésias “ in Leipzig and five operas in the Opera piccola series at the Hamburg State Opera. In Daejeon, South Korea, she directed “Le nozze di Figaro”, “Il barbiere di Siviglia” and “Die Zauberflöte. ”
Nicola Panzer has been working with Robert Wilson since 1988. She was co-director of the productions “Pushkin Fairy Tales”, “Letter to a Man”, “La Traviata”, “Le Trouvère”, “Turandot”, “Messias” and “Otello. ”
Nicola Panzer works – co-directing with director Robert Wilson – on ′′H” 100 seconds to midnight Robert Wilson inspired by Stephen Hawking and Etel Adnan, for the first time at the Thalia Theater.