Founder and Artistic Director
Born in London, director-librettist Max Hoehn’s recent productions include The Consul (Welsh National Opera), La Cenerentola (Stadttheater Bremerhaven), Biedermann und die Brandstifter (Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells) and a short film ‘Violetta’s Ghost’ for Opera Vision. He won the Independent Opera Director Fellowship in 2015, received a nomination for Best Young Director at the 2016 International Opera Awards and won the 3rd Prize at the 9th Europäischer Opernregie-Preis. He has written new English translations of Così Fan Tutte for Welsh National Opera, Khovanshchina for Birmingham Opera Company and Der Kaiser von Atlantis for Loud Crowd, London.
Born in Dresden, in the former East Germany, Torsten spent eight years as a member of the renowned Dresdner Kreuzchor followed by studies in piano and composition at the renowned Dresden Music University. Between 1990-2005 he lived in Japan where he wrote the scores to more than 60 films.
After the release of his song cycle ‘Mein Herz brennt’ for Deutsche Grammaphone in 2003, the centre of his musical activity shifted to Europe with a series of orchestral, chamber and choral commissions for the Dresden Philharmonie, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Three Choirs Festival. He has had three operas commissioned by Oper Köln, English National Opera and Konzerttheater Bern. In January 2022 his latest opera ‘Die andere Frau’ will be premiered at Semperoper Dresden.