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A N N A  E T S U K O  T S U R I  

Opera Director / Stage Manager
Resident: Munich, Germany

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Career highlights

 Anna Etsuko Tsuri is an internationally experienced opera stage director. Anna has directed numerous opera projects, including Cenerentola and Erwartung in Vienna, La finta Giardiniera in Tokyo, Song Books in Riga, and Le Nozze di Figaro in Berlin. Her US debut was Noli Me Tangere at Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Other credits include 80 productions at opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, The Vienna State Opera, Die Komische Opera Berlin, Théâtre du Soleil à Paris, She has been broadcasted on NHK, Japan's national TV network, World Flowers Network JFN, a Japanese radio station, and interviewed in Diana, Latvia's largest newspaper, Opera Magazin, Opera Now in UK and Hanna in Japan, among others. She is General Director of Opera Pomme Rouge and runs the Young Artist Program. Since 2019, she works at the Bavarian Opera House in Munich, Germany.






Austrian German


My Productions

Director         GOLD! by Leonard Evers                 Gerhart Hauptmann -Theater Görlitz 2023/5

Director         Opera The Diary of Anne Frank        Producer's Club Theater (NYC) / ACFNY    2018/19

Director         Meistersinger by Wagner (Interaktive version)   Blue Building (NYC) / Queens Library   2017


Director         The Mountain and the Valley (World premiere) at the St. Mary’s E. C. / T. L. C. (NYC)   2016

Director        Hansel and Gretel (Interactive version) at  J.F. Kennedy Ctr (DC) / Queens Museum (NY) 2016


Director/Choreographer    Frolicking with the Birds at  Director’s Club (NY) / Smile’15 (NJ)   2015


Director        Der Schauspieldirektor  at  The Shetler Studios & Theaters (NY)    2015


Director        Noli Me Tangere by F.P. De Leon  at Eisenhower Theater in  J.F.Kennedy Center (DC)   2014


Director        Requiem by Gabriel Fauré  at  Labyrinth Choir in St.John’s (MA)    2013


Director        Corn Mother (World premiere)  at Orfeo Duo Neighborhood Project  (NY)   2013


Director         Song books by John Cage at  Spikeru Concert Hall / WGP Hall (Latvia)    2012


Director         La Finta Giardiniera (Opera-Rakugo style)  at  New National Theatre Tokyo    2009


Director        La Cenerentola  at The Max. Reinhardt Seminar (Vienna)        2009

Director        Erwartung  at  New Studio Theatre (Vienna)    2008

Director        Hänsel und Gretel   at  National Tour in Austria        2007

Director        Die Bergknappen   at  St.Pölten Theatre im Hof (Austria)    2007

Director        The Telephone  at National Tour in Austria 2006 to 2008

Director        Kleine Hänsel und Gretel  at  School Tour in Vienna 2006 to 2007

Director        Seiji Ozawa 70thh Anniversary concert at Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto (Japan) 2005


Director        Le Nozze di Figaro (excerpts)    at 301 Theatre in HfM (Berlin)    2004


For the detailed information, please visit the page ​"Productions" 

Skills : Music




Score Reading (Full & Vocal)

Music Analysis

Skills : Dance

International Ballroom Dance     Waltz


Viennese waltz 





Paso Doble

Skills : Acting



Stage Fencing (Firenze style)

Pantomime (Basic)

Skills : Others

Stage Manager

Child Directing


Rehearsal Scheduling

Excellent Organization

Costume making


2010 - present

2010 - present


Lighting Design/Production design   The Diary of Anne Frank   Producer's Club Theater (NYC) / ACFNY   18/19

Lighting Design   Meistersinger by Wagner (Interaktive version)   Blue Building (NYC) / Queens Library   2017

Lighting Design       Hansel and Gretel (Interactive version)    Kennedy Ctr (DC)/Queens Museum (NY) 2016


Lighting/Production design   The Mountain and the Valley (World premiere)  St. Mary’s E.C (NY)  2016

Lighting/Production design          Frolicking with the Birds    Director’s Club(NY) / Smile’15(NJ)   2015

Lighting Design          Samurai Shakespeare “R&J” at Ida K. Lang Theatre     Hunter College (NY)  2014

Lighting Design          The Dwarf   at Vertical Player Repertory / Blue Building (NY)     2013

Lighting/Production Design     Song Books     Spikeru Concert Hall / WGP Hall (Latvia) 2012

Lighting/Production Design    La Cenerentola    The Max. Reinhardt Seminar (Vienna)   2009

Lighting/Production Design    Erwartung    New Studio Theatre (Vienna)   2008

Lighting/Production Design          Hänsel und Gretel    National Tour in Austria       2007

Lighting/Production Design          Die Bergknappen        St. Pölten Theatre im Hof (Austria)  2007

Lighting/Production Design       The Telephone    National Tour in Austria 2006 to  2008

Lighting/Set Design     Kleine Hänsel und Gretel    School Tour in Vienna 2006 to 2007    


For the detailed information, please visit the page ​"Productions" 




Horseback riding

Baking cookies

Anna's favorite phrase 

Boys (and girls), be ambitious! 

Akademic class and Lecture

OPERA ACTING KLASSE     Musik Studio 8 und Online (seit 03/2020)

LIED CLASS      Musik Studio 8 und Online (seit 01/2021)


GERMAN LIEDER CLASSE 〈Myrten by Schumann〉   Schwerpunkt Phonetik, Musikgeschichte und Masterklasse für   Sänger*Innen

Online-Kurs (ab 01/2022)


KÖRPERWARNEHMUNGSSCHULUNGKLASSE     Schwerpunkt: Körperflexibität und sport-neurologischen Erkenntnissen

Tow days Online-Kurs (08/2021)

OPERA CLASS     Young Artist Program an der Opera Pomme Rouge, New York   

(seit 09/2015, Online-Kurs seit 2020).

ACTING CLASS FOR SINGER    Opernwerkstatt bei Musik Forum Freyung e.v. (08/2020)


OPERA ACTING CLASS      Vertretung der Professorin    Kyriaki Wagner Margarita at the Prayner Konservatorium, Vienna (04/2019)

OPERA ACTING CLASS     Vertretung des Professors Didier Von Orlowsky Opernklasse 

Die Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (03/2006-06/2009)



ACTING CLASS FOR SINGER    Vorbereitung die Vorstellungen Gesangklasse at the Internationale Masterklasse für junge Musiker*Innen am

Jãzepas Vïtols Latvian Musik Academy (Lettland) (07/2012)

For the detailed information, please visit the page ​"CV Instructure" 


Online Curse:     Weltweiter Strukturvergleich von Opernhäusern / Realisierung einer Opernvorstellung/ Faszination des Publikums durch Ausstrahlung und Bühnenpräsenz      Einwöchiger Online-Kurs (05/2021)

Lecture for Culture management class     Opernhäuser in der Welt und in Deutschland / Die Struktur eines Opernhauses / Die Arbeit eines*einer Opernregisseur*In        at the Festival junger Künstler Bayreuth (08/2019)

For the detailed information, please visit the page ​"CV Instructure" 

Stage Manager / Lighting Stage Manager / Stage Director Assistant


Bayrische Staatsoper (München)    Repertoires und neue Produktionen (seit 06/2019)


Immling Festival (Bad Endorf, Deutschland)     Turandot (05/2019-08/2019)


John F. Kennedy Center (Washington DC)       Hänsel und Gretel (03/2016)


The Producers Club Theater (New York)     The Diary of Anne Frank (11/2018)  /  Frolichking with the Birds (05/2015)

Blue Building Theater (New York)       Meistersinger (11/2017)


Vertical Player Repertory (New York)     The Dwarf (12/2013)


For the detailed information, please visit the page ​"CV Stage Manager" 


Reaktorhalle      Hochschule für Musik und Theater München      Konzerte für Ensemble Oktopus ( 11/2021)


Reaktorhalle       Hochschule für Musik und Theater München     Zauberflöte (03/2021-05/2021)


Schlosstheater Schönbrunn (Wien)      Die Fledermaus (02/2007 – 03/2007) /  Viva la Mamma (01/2006)


The Great Hall at City College New York       Charity conzert for Fukushima Earthquake Help (04/2011)


For the detailed information, please visit the page ​"CV Stage Manager" 



Immling Festival (Bad Endorf, Deutschland)      Turandot (05/2019-08/2019)


Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien        Il Matrimonio Segreto (11/2005)


Festival junger Künstler Bayreuth     Rote Brief Tasche / Grettir (08/2003 & 08/2004)


Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler Berlin       Albert Herring (08/2002 – 11/2002)


For the detailed information, please visit the page ​"CV Stage Manager" 



Washington National Opera

Candide (05/2018)


The Metropolitan Opera (New York)

Simon Boccanegra / Iphigenie en Tauride / Queen of Spades



Le Théâtre du Soleil (Paris)

Les Naufragés du Fol Espoir (07/2009 - 12/2010)


Die Komische Oper Berlin

L’ Enfant et les Sortilèges   (09/2007 – 10/2007)


Wiener Staatsoper

Werther / Otello  (01/2005 & 10/2006)


Dortmunder Operntheater

Zwei Krawatten / Der Wildschütz (09/2004 – 12/2004)


For the detailed information, please visit the page "Training"  



General Director                   Opera Pomme Rouge NY since 2015

Tashkent Opera House / Theater 11 (Zurich)      "Rasputin"  Tour with Sergei Polunin   Technikal Director2019

Carnegie Hall                          Junko Ichikawa Piano Concert         Artistic Director 2015


Carnegie Hall                         Saito Kinen Orchestra with Seiji Ozawa         Chorus Manager 2010


Vienna State Opera              30 productions from 2005 to 2010             Electrician and dresser

                                                       Aida / Arabella / Un Ballo in Maschera / La Bohème / Carmen /

                                                                            Cavalleria Rusticana / Don Giovanni / Eugene Onegin / Falstaff /

                                                                            Die Fledermaus / L’italiana in Algeri / Jenufa / Lohengrin /

                                                                            Lucia di Lammermoor / Manon / Manon Lescaut / Moses und Aron /

                                                                            Otello / Pagliacci / Parsifal / Pique Dame / Rigoletto / Roméo et Juliette /

                                                                            Der Rosenkavalier / La Sonnambula / Tannhäuser / Tosca / Die Tote Stadt /  

                                                                             La Traviata / Die Walküre / Werther      


Vienna State Opera               Faust         Assistant Set Designer    2008


Bregenz Festival (Austria)     Death in Venice directed by Yoshi Oida      Title Manager / Electrician    2007

Tokyo Opera Nomori Festival     Otello        Assistant Orchestra Manager 2006


Saito Kinen Festival (Japan)    Le Nozze di Figaro for Youth        Assistant Producer    2005

For the detailed information, please visit the page "Training"  


Washington National Opera   Production of Candide               Stage direction observer             2018

The Metropolitan Opera         18 productions in 2010 - 2011 season 

                                                     Stage Directing / Lighting / Technical / Media & Radio / Special Event Observer

                                                                                  Anna Bolena / The Enchanted Island / Faust / Don Giovanni / Siegfried / Capriccio /

                                                                                  Le Comte Ory / Iphigénie en Tauride / Nixon in China / Rigoletto / Trovatore / Die Walküre /

                                                                                  Wozzeck / Simon Boccanegra / The Queen of Spades  


Le Théâtre du Soleil (Paris)      Les Naufragés du Fol Espoir                 Direction Intern  2009 to 2010


Vienna State Opera                   3 new productions of 2007 - 2008 season   Technical Intern    2007 to 2008

                                                                                 Capriccio / La Forza Del Destino / Die Walküre                     


Vienna State Opera                   Werther / Otello                         Stage Direction Intern                 2005 & 2008


Die Komische Oper Berlin        L’ Enfant et les Sortilèges         Stage Direction Intern                 2007


Festival Young Artist Bayreuth   Rote Brief Tasche / Grettir     Assistant stage director              2003 & 2004


Theater Dortmund (Germany) 3 new productions of 2004     Assistant Stage Director              2004

                                                                                   Zwei Krawatten / Der Wildschütz / Madame Butterfly

For the detailed information, please visit the page "Training" 


​University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Opera Stage Directing     Master of Arts    2011

​Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler Berlin”

Opera Stage Directing       2002-2005

​Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Tokyo  (2001)

Flute / Conducting       Bachelor of Music  2001

Music Education for youth, age 13-18     Certification 2001

Features and Awards

TV appearance, DVD & Book 

Hour documentary “First Japanese” on NHK (JP’s main TV network)

TV appearance 

“Back Stage Tour with Seiji Ozawa at the Vienna State Opera” on NHK

Radio appearance 

Interview at the program “World Flowers Network” on JFN /on Latvian Radio's Internet TV

Newspaper appearance

Interview at the Latvian main newspaper “Diena” / New York Shukan Seikatsu

Magazine appearance

Featured at "A Passion of Opera" on the international Opera magazine printed in London, Opera Now

Featured at "Life of Opera Stage Director" on the japanese Opera Magazin Hanna


International network of successful Japanese women working abroad “HWW”

Conducting Competition 

“Silver” at the Brass Band Orchestra H.S. competition as Conductor, Japan


Rohm Music Foundation, Japan


ÖH Stipendium (Austria College Foundation)



Vienna State Opera / Metropolitan Opera / Komische Oper Berlin / Théâter de Soleil, Paris

Dortmund Opera House / Bregenz Youth Summer Festival / Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival


Opera Pomme Rouge (NY)

Critical Acclaim

- Maestro Seiji Ozawa : NHK TV interview -

Ms.Tsuri is great!  She knows everything about the day-to-day operations of opera.  I'm certain that she'll become a key figure in the Japanese Opera world.  I work on the music side and Anna creates opera on the stage side.  She is an expert not only in directing but also in lighting, scenery, etc.  She does magnificent work at the Vienna State Opera.  I feel positively about her career."

– The Schoenberg family  : 
private message after the performance of “Erwartung” in Vienna -

"My father (the composer, Arnold Schönberg) would have wished for this exact direction.  It was very musical and the scenes are exactly according to the text, despite its very complicated content."

- Magazin “Stadt Leben”, Austria, Deutsch-Wagram, monthly journal :
Reviewing the youth opera production, “Kleine Hänsel und Gretel” -

​“Lovingly stage directed by Anna Etsuko Tsuri.   The singers did not merely perform on stage.  Moreover, they walked among the audience and shared the play face to face…the performance was filled with excitement….” 

For the detailed information, please visit the page ​"Press" 

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