Staff

Artistic and managing directorDr. Stephan Pauly

Dr. Stephan Pauly (c) Alte Oper Frankfurt/Achim Reissner

Dr Stephan Pauly / Biography

Dr Stephan Pauly has been the artistic director and managing director of the Alte Oper Frankfurt since 1 March 2012.

He arranges the venue's concert programme with two key aspects in mind. Firstly, the programme is shaped by classical concerts with internationally leading orchestras, conductors and soloists. Audiences at the Alte Oper can enjoy performances by the world's leading ensembles and soloists during various orchestra subscriptions, piano cycles, ensemble subscriptions, chamber music concerts and lieder recitals.

Secondly, Stephan Pauly and his team create sophisticated musical themes, festivals and concert series. Examples include the "Music Festival" – which extends across several weeks and focuses on a single work of music – and the "Focus" festivals, which allow audiences to engage with famous artists, composers, musical themes and epochs across several days. Contemporary music, premières and commissioned works form a natural part of the concerts. These focal points of the programme also aim to help innovatively develop the classical concert format and provide new ways of accessing music – including the combination with dance, performance, acting, film (often in collaboration with other cultural institutions in Frankfurt) and through involving the audience in the musical performance. To this end, Stephan Pauly has invited artists such as architect Daniel Libeskind and performance artist Marina Abramović to develop pioneering music projects in collaboration with the Alte Oper.

Since Stephan Pauly became its artistic director, a key focus of the Alte Oper has also been "Pegasus – experiencing music!", the musical programme for children, young people and families which offers concerts for all age ranges from infants to young adults and which receives up to 38,000 visitors a season. In addition, new jazz series and world-music concerts bring fresh highlights to the venue's concert programme.

Before taking up his post in Frankfurt, Stephan Pauly served as artistic director and commercial manager of the International Mozarteum Foundation, one of Salzburg's leading cultural institutions. Prior to this and in addition to his work in the cultural sphere, he worked as a management consultant for a consulting firm, for clients in various industrial sectors, and for an orchestra. After completing his studies, Stephan Pauly served as assistant to the director Professor August Everding, and in this role worked as a guest at the Prinzregententheater in Munich, the Viennese State Opera and the Scala in Milan. Stephan Pauly was born in Cologne in 1972 and grew up in Bayreuth. He studied philosophy and theology as well as theatre and opera directing in Munich and Rome. He completed his studies with a doctorate. As a publicist, he has worked for institutions including Bayerischer Rundfunk.

(12/2018)


Office / AssistanceLucia Herberg
Claudia Leidner

Lucia Herberg
Claudia Leidner
T +49 69 1340 330
info@alteoper.de


Director of administration and financeBurkhard Stein

Burkhard Stein


Office / AssistanceGail Raven

Gail Raven
T +49 69 1340 0
verwaltung@alteoper.de


Programmes with classical musicGundula Tzschoppe
Stefanie Besser
Andreas Hiebl

Gundula Tzschoppe    
Programme and production

Stefanie Besser    
Production and organisation

Andreas Hiebl
Production and administration

T +49 69 1340 0
klassik@alteoper.de


Entertainment programmeDaniela Fliege

Daniela Fliege
Programme and production
T +49 69 1340 0
entertainment@alteoper.de


Pegasus – experiencing music! Programme for children, young people and familiesTobias Henn · Director
Annette Marke

Tobias Henn · Director

Annette Marke

T +49 69 1340 325
pegasus@alteoper.de


Concerts of classical music of other partnersDoris Benesch

Doris Benesch
T +49 69 1340 0
vermietungen-konzerte@alteoper.de


Conferences · EventsNicole Klages
Claudia Oleniczak

Nicole Klages
T +49 69 1340 218

Claudia Oleniczak
T +49 69 1340 326

kongress@alteoper.de


Press and public relations officeAnita Maas-Kehl · Director
Corinna Irle (on parental leave)
Jasmin Takim
Kristina Pott

Anita Maas-Kehl · Director

Corinna Irle (on parental leave)

Jasmin Takim

Kristina Pott

T +49 69 1340 321/385
presse@alteoper.de


Marketing and PublicationsMarco Franke · Director
Susanne Wagner · Graphic Design
Anne Buchner
Kristina Pott
Ruth Seiberts
Bjørn Woll
Ellen Freyberg
Anne-Kathin Peitz

Marco Franke · Director

Anne Buchner

Kristina Pott

Susanne Wagner · Graphic design

Ruth Seiberts

Bjørn Woll · Evening Programmes

Ellen Freyberg · Evening Programmes

Anne-Kathrin Peitz· Evening Programmes

marketing@alteoper.de


SponsoringHeinke Poulsen · Director
Brigitte Kulenkampff

Heinke Poulsen · Director

Brigitte Kulenkampff

T +49 69 1340 533
sponsoring@alteoper.de


SchedulingPeter Füllgrabe

Peter Füllgrabe


Administration, finance, controllingBurkhard Stein · Authorised officer / Director
Gail Raven
Manuela Sobat
Bernd Baier

Burkhard Stein · Authorised officer / Director

Gail Raven · Offfice / Assistance  

Manuela Sobat · Controlling

Büroservice Bernd Baier

verwaltung@alteoper.de


Technical departmentJürgen Jungmann · Director
Jörg Drews
Elke Martini

Jürgen Jungmann · Director

Jörg Drews

Elke Martini


Guest serviceIna Cezanne
Pamela Gabriel
Christine Haas
Antje Mächling

Ina Cezanne

Pamela Gabriel

Christine Haas

Antje Mächling


Stage managementChristian Hergert
Monika Wittiber
Julie Vestergård Jørgensen
Irina Wittiber

Christian Hergert

Monika Wittiber

Julie Vestergård Jørgensen

Irina Wittiber


Society of Friends of the Alte Oper FrankfurtNicole Schmitt-Ludwig · Director
Susanne Mattern

Nicole Schmitt-Ludwig · Director

Susanne Mattern

T +49 69 1340 322
freunde@alteoper.de