„That Ms. Nemirova is more than a purveyor of directorial high concept comes through in the minutely detailed characterizations she draws from her cast“ (New York Times) Recent works by Vera Nemirova include a new production of Giuseppe Verdi‘s Don Carlo at Dresden‘s Semperoper. Among the major productions directed by her are Wagner‘s Der Ring des Nibelungen at Oper Frankfurt from 2010 to 2013, and a 2007 production of Tannha?user also at Oper Frankfurt.
Vera Nemirova has staged works at the Vienna Staatsoper, the Salzburg Festival, at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg‘s Staatsoper, Theater Basel, Lucerne Festival, Enescu Festival, Biennale Munich, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Beijing Music Festival, Staatstheater Nürnberg, at the Latvian National Opera Riga and Prague’s National Theatre. Major works include Alban Berg's Lulu at the Salzburg Festival, Wagner‘s Der Ring des Nibelungen at Oper Frankfurt, Macbeth and Pique Dame at the Vienna Staatsoper, Die Walküre at the Salzburg Easter Festival, Der Rosenkavalier and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, Meyerbeer's Vasco da Gama (L'Africaine) at Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Beethoven's Fidelio at Prague's National Opera. As a librettist she authored Katze Ivanka, an opera for a young audience.
Vera Nemirova is a visiting professor at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin and at the Vienna University. She has received numerous awards, including the Akademie Musiktheater heute Award, the Kunstpreis Berlin and Kristall Lyra, Bulgaria’s major classical music award.
Vera Nemirova was born in Bulgaria and grew up in Germany as of 1982. The daughter of soprano Sonja Nemirova, she had her first appearance on the opera stage as a child actress at Theater Rostock. She graduated from Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, before becoming an assistant stage director with Ruth Berghaus. Vera Nemirova was a student with and assistant to Peter Konwitschny.