Job whirl: Barrie Kosky calls time on Berlin

Job whirl: Barrie Kosky calls time on Berlin


norman lebrecht

January 29, 2019

The Australian director, 51, has told the Komische Oper he won’t renew his intendant contract beyond 2022.

But he’s not planning to leave town. He’s all ‘ich bin ein Berliner’ these days.


  • Doug says:

    I see he’s a fan of Stalin. Maybe he can get a job at the Caracas Comic Opera. Oh, wait…

  • NonBarihunk says:

    I must say I have worked with some well known, crazy, talentless directors over the years but my time working with Kosky was one of the best experiences I’ve had.
    Totally unconventional production of a repertoire piece but he loved the music, the story and respected the singers.
    Sadly not often the case nowadays!

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    “Ich bin Berliner” is the correct German. They are welcome to Kosky. Oh god!!!

  • Whimbrel says:

    His Glyndebourne Saul was simply wonderful.