Volker Lösch

Volker Lösch is one of the most profiled directors of contemporary theater. In his productions he often works with members of the respective drama ensemble and representatives of different social groups. His productions include working for the Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Hamburger Schauspielhaus, the Schaubühne Berlin, the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus or the theater Basel. His production of Gerhart Hauptmann’s ‘Die Weber’ was named the best production of the year in 2005 by the magazine ‘Die Deutsche Bühne’ and was nominated for the Faust-Theaterpreis. ‘Marat/Sade’ based on Peter Weiss’ work at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg was invited to the Berlin theater meeting in 2009. During his time there as resident director and co-director (2005-2013, 16 productions), the Schauspiel Stuttgart was distinguished as the theater of the year.

Some important works during the recent two seasons were ‘Antigone’ in Montevideo, Uruguay, Homer’s ‘Ilias’, ‘The Oresteia’ and ‘The Just Assassins’ in Stuttgart, ‘Angst’ and ‘Biedermann und die Brandstifter’ in Basel, ‘Armaltarbeitslos’ in Bremen, ‘Draußen vor der Tür’ in Berlin, ‘Rote Erde’ in Essen and his first opera production, ‘Macbeth’ by Verdi, in Magdeburg. Volker Lösch was awarded the Lessing-Preis in 2013 by the Free State of Saxony.

In Beethoven’s year 2020, he will take over the opera production of ‘Fidelio’ conducted by Dirk Kaftan at the Theater Bonn, where he already directed ‘Bonnopoly’ in 2017 and ‘House of Horror. Theater. Frauen. Macht’ in 2018/19.

Volker Lösch beim Beethovenfest





7:30 pm



  • Martin Tzonev bass baritone
  • Mark Morouse baritone
  • Thomas Mohr tenor
  • Martina Welschenbach soprano
  • Karl-Heinz Lehner bass
  • Marie Heeschen soprano
  • Kieran Carrel tenor
  • Jae Hoon Jung tenor
  • Enrico Döring bass
  • Chor und Extrachor des Theater Bonn
  • Beethoven Orchester Bonn
  • Dirk Kaftan conductor
  • Volker Lösch director
  • Carola Reuther set
  • Alissa Kolbusch costumes
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven
Oper Bonn