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Gustav Peter Wöhler

Bariton 

Tevje, milkman

Living in Hamburg Gustav Peter Wöhler has been one of the well-known faces at German theatres for many years. After his education at the Westfälische Schauspielschule Bochum (Westphalian Drama School) he went to the Schauspielhaus Bochum (Theatre Bochum) to Claus Peymann. In 1982 he moved to the Deutsche Schauspielhaus Hamburg (German Theatre Hamburg), where he was a member of the ensemble for 14 years and worked with the directors Zadek, Minks, Gotscheff and Castorf. Most recently he stood on stage in Berlin in the Tipi at the Chancellery in the celebrated operetta Frau Luna and at the Landestheater Detmold (State Theatre Detmold) as Patriarch Helge in The Celebration. In addition to the theatre, Gustav Peter Wöhler has also worked successfully for film and television for many years. The actor's most important cinema productions include Bin ich schön? (Am I beautiful?) and Erleuchtung garantiert (Enlightenment Guaranteed) by Doris Dörrie, Absolute Giants by Sebastian Schipper, Die sieben Zwerge II - Der Wald ist nicht genug (7 Dwarves: The Forest Is Not Enough) by and with Otto Waalkes, Invincible by Werner Herzog, Soulkitchen by Fatih Akin and Amour Fou by Jessica Hausner. In addition to crime series such as SK Kölsch, Tatort, Polizeiruf 110, Commissario Brunetti, Adelheid and her murderers, Nachtschicht and Danni Lowinski, he has also appeared in numerous television films. Among the best known are Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman and Das Wunder von Lengede, which was awarded the Golden Camera for the category "Best Film" in 2004.
Gustav Peter Wöhler's other great passion is music. With his Gustav Peter Wöhler Band he has been touring Germany regularly since the 1990s. Since 2018, the band has meanwhile reached cult status and celebrated its 22nd stage anniversary at the Elbphilharmonie (Elbe Philharmonic Hall) in Hamburg.

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Ansgar Schäfer

Bariton 

Tevje, milkman/ Lazar Wolf, butcher

The actor and singer Ansgar Schäfer completed his education in Hamburg. After numerous engagements and great acting roles (among others: Marquis von Posa, Woyzeck, Karl von Moor, Amphitryon) in the years 1987 - 2000 at the theaters in Münster, Parchim, Pforzheim, Innsbruck and Saarbrücken the Westphalian found guest engagements at various theatres, mainly in musicals. at the Landestheater Detmold (State Theatre Detmold) he played Jean Valjean in "Les Misérables“from 2002- 2007. As Enjolras he has performed more than 70 times at the Saarbrücken State Theatre in Les
Misérables and stormed the barricades. His repertoire includes Ché from "Evita", Judas and Jesus from "Jesus Christ Superstar" or the Mackie The Knife from the "Threepenny Opera". With Konstantin Wecker he worked on the world premiere of the musical "Hundertwasser" and at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern (Palatine Theatre Kaiserslautern) he sang the role of father Vitalis in the German debut performance "Heimatlos". In summer 2007 he sang the role of Sir Danver in the first open-air performance of "Jekyll & Hyde" at the open-air theatre in Tecklenburg. From 2007/08 he gave Jean Valjean a strong profile in Pforzheim. The versatile singer-performer made his role debut as Perón in "Evita" at the Deutsches Theater in Göttingen in April 2009. Under the direction of Stefan Huber he impersonated the role of Herman in "Sweet Charity" at the Staatstheater Nürnberg. In the world premiere of "Kaspar Hauser-allein unter Menschen" (Kaspar- Hauser- socialises-alone) at the Theater Ansbach, Ansgar Schäfer was seen as Feuerbach in July 2010. At the 62nd Bad Hersfelder Festspiele 2013 he played Leijser Wolf in the musical classic "Anatevka" and in 2018 he was Bruce Ismay in "Titanic".
At the Theater für Niedersachsen ( Theatre for Lower Saxony) Ansgar Schäfer sang the role of God the Father in "Children of Eden" and at the State theatres in Innsbruck, Darmstadt, Wiesbaden and Magdeburg (2018) he was and still is Georges in "La Cage aux Folles". In 2015 he had premieres at the Theater Ansbach with "Der Investor" and at the Theater Fürth in "Der Tunnel". Two concert premieres of the composer Walter Kiesbauer took him to Ingolstadt: "Hier kommt Franz" and "Auszeit! a musical soul ride.In May 2016 "Heimat" followed at the same place as well as a concert tour to Barcelona.
In addition, he had a teaching assignment for speech training at the German Musical Academy and the Hochschule Osnabrück (College Osnabrück)  and was a lecturer for Speech technique, song interpretation, acting at the Stage School Hamburg.
Since winter 2011 he is teacher for "drama basics" at the opera school of the college for music „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ in Leipzig. Since 2013 he is teacher for logopaedia at the professional school in Leipzig and additionally deputy artificial director of the Theatre Academy Saxony.Television works: "Tatort" "Der Bergdoktor" "Soko Wismar" et al.

Bettina Weichert

 

Golde, milkman´s wife

Irene Eggerstorfer

 

Zeitel

Barbara Felsenstein

 

Zeitel

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Katrin Hübner

Sängerin 

Hodel

The soprano comes from Borna near Leipzig and studied voice at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater (College for music and theatre) in Leipzig as well as at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin (College of arts Berlin) with Julie Kaufmann. During her studies she made her debut at the Komische Oper Berlin in Harry Kupfer's production of Britten's THE TURN OF THE SCREW, the role of Flora. At the Schlosstheater Rheinsberg she successfully sang Amor in Gluck's PARIS UND HELENA. For many years she has been a member of the ensemble of the Mecklenburg State Theatre, where she has appeared as Zerlina (DON GIOVANNI), Juliette Vermont (DER GRAF VON LUXEMBURG), Papagena (DIE ZAUBER-FLÖTE), Gretel (HÄNSEL UND GRETEL) and Morgana (ALCINA). She was awarded the "Conrad-Ekhof-Prize" in 2010 for her outstanding performance of the title role in DAS TAGEBUCH DER ANNE FRANK (The Diary of Anne Frank). In the last season, apart from her audience acclaimed Eliza in MY FAIR LADY in PETER GRIMES as 1st niece, MARGARETHE (Faust) as Sièbel and Maria in the WEST SIDE STORY at the Schwerin Castle Festival, she could be seen as Eliza in MY FAIR LADY in PETER GRIMES. In winter 2018/2019 she was on stage again as Gretel in HÄNSEL UND GRETEL.

Rebekka Reister

 

Hodel

Katharina Boschmann

 

Chava

The soprano Katharina Boschmann grew up in Baden-Württemberg, gained her first stage experience at an early age and won several prizes at "Jugend musiziert" ("Young people make music"). After her studies at the Hochschule für Musik "Franz Liszt"  (College for Music "Franz Liszt") in Weimar with Marietta Zumbült and Siegfried Gohritz, she attended master classes with Vivica Genaux, Helen Donath, Klesie Kelly and Julie Kaufmann.

Boschmann was then a member of the ensemble at Theater Nordhausen from 2013 to 2016. In a short time the young soprano was able to develop a varied repertoire. She sang roles such as Almirena in RINALDO, Despina in COSÍ FAN TUTTE, Gretel in HÄNSEL UND GRETEL and Christel in DER VOGELHÄNDLER, but also Lina Lamont in the musical SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and Eliza Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY. Katharina Boschmann has made guest appearances at the Schlossfestspiele Sondershausen and at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar and worked with renowned conductors such as Christian Thielemann, Ton Koopman and Wolfgang Katschner, under whose direction she made her debut at the Goethe-Theater Bad Lauchstädt as Anna in Scarlatti's DIDONE DELIRANTE (including the first recording of this opera by Bayerischer Rundfunk).

Since the 2016/2017 season she has belonged to the Music Theatre Ensemble of the Chemnitz Opera. Katharina Boschmann also holds a scholarship from the Ernst Freiberger Foundation.

Nedime Ostheimer

 

Chava

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Paul Kroeger

Sänger - Tenor 

Mottel Kamzoil, tailor

The young Texas tenor Paul Kroeger already appeared in numerous opera productions during his studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He completed his first degree summa cum laude in May 2013; further studies led him to the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he received his Master's degree in 2015. During his studies in Colorado, he was a finalist in several competitions and gained further opera experience. He has sung the title roles in ORPHEUS IN DER UNTERWELT by Jacques Offenbach and ALBERT HERRING by Benjamin Britten. As guest soloist Paul Kroeger performed at the Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake, New York, where he appeared as Lindoro in "L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI" and Almaviva in "IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA" as well as Thénardier in "LES MISERABLES". This was followed by another engagement as Almaviva at the Louisiana Opera in Monroe, Louisiana. After his German debut at the Thüringer Opernstudio (Operastudio of Thuringia), where he appeared in many concerts and roles at the Theater Erfurt, Theater Nordhausen and Theater Gera, he joined the permanent ensemble of the Landestheater Coburg (State Theatre Coburg) in the 2017/18 season, but continued to guest at the Theater Gera. Since the 2018/19 season, Paul Kroeger has been a permanent member of the Mecklenburg State Theatre ensemble.

Gero Wendorff

 

Mottel Kamzoil, tailor

Philipp Lang

 

Perchik, student

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Cornelius Lewenberg

Sänger 

Perchik, student

The baritone studied in Stuttgart, in Karlsruhe with Friedemann Röhlig and in Zurich with Markus Eiche. He received important impulses from Júlia Várady. In 2012 he appeared as El Cimarron in Henze's work of the same name in Reutlingen, 2012/2013 at the Staatstheater Darmstadt (State Theatre Darmstadt) in Rihm's JAKOB LENZ, in Britten's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM in England, 2014 at the Fontane Festival in Neuruppin and the Rossini Festival in Bad Wildbad. In 2015/2016 he gave guest performances at the Nationaltheater Mannheim with Ronchetti and Handel roles. Lewenberg has received scholarships from the Richard Wagner Verband Karlsruhe, the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Riemschneider-Stiftung Karlsruhe and is a recipient of the Musikförderpreis des Kulturfonds Baden (Musicaward of the culture fund Baden) as well as an award of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg. Since the 2016/2017 season, Lewenberg has been a permanent ensemble member at the Mecklenburg State Theatre, most recently appearing as Ned Keene (PETER GRIMES), Prince (DER GLÜCKLICHE PRINZ), Gabriel John Utterson (JEKYLL & HYDE) and Ein Standesbeamter (NEUES VOM TAGE).

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Matthias Unruh

 

Lazar Wolf, butcher / sergeant

Matthias Unruh was born in Hamburg in 1959. He first studied philosophy and free painting, was co-founder of several Hamburg music bands and worked as an assistant director for Alfred Vohrer at the1. Relay of the Schwarzwaldklinik (Black Forest Clinic). He then began his acting training at the Stage School of Dance and Drama Hamburg. He worked at the Thalia Theater, the Staatstheater Kassel (State Theatre Kassel) and the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen (Ruhr Festival Recklinghausen). At the Theater Kiel he played Willy Lohman in TOD EINES HANDLUNGSREISENDEN, Peachum in the DREIGROSCHENOPER and Giesecke in DAS WEISSE RÖSSL. At the Theater Lübeck he could be seen in 2016 as Butt in MARZIPANPIRATEN. Matthias Unruh is also known as a narrator for numerous reports and documentaries, as well as from various television roles, such as Eigener Herd ist Goldes wert (Own Stove is worth gold) on NDR, Die Schwarzwaldklinik (Black Forest Clinic) on ZDF, Morden im Norden on NDR and Notruf Hafenkante on ZDF. In 2012 he appeared in the cinema as Vlad in the film ROULETTE. He also wrote the script and music for the musical FRANÇOIS VILLON.

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Itziar Lesaka

Sängerin 

Fruma Sara

Already during her studies at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik (State University for Music) in Stuttgart, the mezzo-soprano from the Spanish Basque Country gave a guest performance at the Staatsoper Stuttgart (Staate Opera Stuttgart) from 1998 to 2001. From 2001 to 2009 she was a permanent guest at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (German Opera at the Rhine) and from 2004 to 2008 a permanent member of the Staatstheater Kassel (State Theatre Kassel) ensemble. She has made guest appearances at the Wiener Festwochen(Vienna Festival), the Leipzig Opera and the Royal Opera in Copenhagen. Since the 2010/2011 season Itziar Lesaka has been a permanent ensemble member at the Mecklenburg State Theatre and has appeared as Rosina in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Ruggiero in ALCINA, Ježibaba in RUSALKA and Amneris in AIDA at the Schlossfestspiele Schwerin 2016 as well as Ms M. in Hindemith's opera NEUES VOM TAGE. In the 2018/2019 season she has appeared as Gertrud in HÄNSEL UND GRETEL and Nellie in JEKYLL & HYDE. Today she regularly appears as La Contessa di Coigny and Madelon in ANDRÉ CHÉNIER.

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Gottfried Richter

 

sergeant

Gottfried Richter, born 1947, studied acting in Leipzig. Engagements led him to theatres in Rostock, Leipzig, Dresden and Berlin. From 1999 to 2012 he was a member of the Mecklenburg State Theatre's permanent acting ensemble.

He has lived and worked in Schwerin ever since.