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Joachim Schamberger

Lee G. Hall Visiting Professor of Music; Director of DePauw Opera

Joachim Schamberger works internationally as a Stage Director and Virtual Theater Designer.  He is currently engaged to direct Aida for Opera Tampa, Faust for Indianapolis Opera and to design a production of I Capuleti e I Montecchi for the Landestheater Coburg, Germany.  Mr. Schamberger is currently serving on an artistic team to produce a newly commissioned opera set to premier in Asia. 

Recent productions include La Bohème for Connecticut Grand Opera, Tosca, Das Rheingold, Ariadne auf Naxos, The Tragedy of Carmen and La Traviata for Indianapolis Opera, Sweeney Todd and Rigoletto for Shreveport Opera, Martha and The Wizard of Oz for the Landestheater Coburg in Germany, Falstaff for Théâtre Municipal Castres, France, Die Zauberflöte, The Rake’s Progress, Idomeneo and Don Giocanni for the International Vocal Arts Institue in Tel Aviv, Israel, Angelica/Schicchi, Lucia di Lammermoor and La Rondine for Opera Tampa, Così fan tutte and The Wooden Sword for the Conservatory in Stony Brook, NY, the world premiere of Max und Moritz by Norwegian composer Gisle Kverndokk in Washington, DC, Las Horas Vacias at Lincoln Center with the New York Opera Society and Die Fledermaus for Indiana University in Bloomington.

Mr. Schamberger has worked extensively with young artists throughout the world, at venues such as Brooklyn College Conservatory, International Institute of Vocal Arts in Italy, VOICExperience in Florida, The Juilliard School and the International Vocal Arts Institute in Israel. Since 2010 he has served as the artistic director for Indianapolis Opera’s Young Artist Program.

A graduate of the Musikhochschule in Würzburg, and the Merola Opera Program of the San Francisco Opera, Mr. Schamberger studied digital film production and 3-D animation at the New York Film Academy. 

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