Arien artists - Mira Bartov - English biography





Alice in Wonderland (Unsuk Chin) Gianni Schicchi (Puccini) Les pêcheurs de perles (Bizet) The magic Flute (Mozart)
Rigoletto (Verdi) Faust (Gounod) Shit också (Österling) Entführung aus dem Serail (Mozart)



Mira Bartov was born in Stockholm 1975. She got her musical education at the Nordic Conservatory of Music, where she studied singing, acting and the piano. Between 1992-1996 she was trained as an actress at Drama Centre London. In 2000, after having worked a year as a stage manager at the Opera house in Tel Aviv , she returned to Sweden where she studied literature, philosophy and history of ideas at the University of Stockholm. In 2002 she began her education as an opera director at the Opera Academy in Stockholm, from which she graduated in 2005. She made her debut as an opera director in 2006 with “Rigoletto” at the Folkopera in Stockholm, where she became the General Artistic Director in 2008. The same year she became a Professor of Musical Drama at the Opera Academy in Gothenborg.

Mira has written a few opera librettos such as “Confession of a fool”, a chamber opera based on the life of August Strindberg, and has also translated several opera librettos. She has directed, among other productions: “Shit också” an opera written by youths performed at the Folkopera in 2007, “Gianni Schicchi”, a co production with the Parktheatre in Stockholm in 2008 and “Les pêcheurs de perles” at the Folkopera in 2009.  “Julius Caesar” in 2005 and “The magic flute” 2008 at Norrlandsoperan in Sweden, The lighthouse” by Peter Maxwell – Davies with Piteå chamber opera 2007. “Faust” by Gounod at the Folkopera in 2010.

In 2011 she made her international debut as an opera director with Alice in wonderland” composed by Unsuk Chin at Le Grand théâtre de Genève (GTG) ; she returned to the GTG to direct “Die Entführung aus dem Serail”.

She got lavish praise for directing an updated version of the national treasure "Chess" in Swedish and her "Don Giovanni" for the Opera House of Malmö. A production that was meanwhile revived at the Copenhague Opera Festival 2016. Other career highlights include Mira Bartov direction of "Prosperos garden" by Ming Tsao at Göteborgs operan and Madame Butterfly at Oscarborg Operaen.

In 2015 Mira BARTOV was appointed for several years as Dean of "The Academy of Opera" at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Today she's appointed as Professor in Gothenburg. The more she is frequently translating operas and other music music works for various opera houses in Sweden. More recently she wrote and directed an opera about a Swedish artist called Hilma af Klint which world premiered at the Guggenheim in April 2019.

Mira Bartov
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