Katrin Hilbe is an award-winning Director/Dramaturg working both in Opera and Theatre, in the US and in Europe.
Within the German opera world Katrin was assistant director and house director at Stadttheater Würzburg and Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt, while building her career as a director. She was the first assistant and remounter of Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuther Festspiele in the production of Tankred Dorst.
In the US her production of R. Strauss’ Salome for New Orleans Opera won “Best Opera Production” and her production of Julia Pascal´s St Joan won the Hilton Edwards Award for best direction and adaptation at the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.
In addition to her directing work, Katrin has founded Many Tracks Inc., following the dictum of H.L. Mencken ” For every complex problem there’s an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” Since its inception in 2009, Many Tracks has steadily generated projects of varied subjects, themes and ambitions.
Select theatre credits: ALL IS PLUSH, IDENTITY EUROPE, SHOOTER, FÄGFÜÜR, IN BED WITH ROY COHN, BREAKING THE SILENCE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT´S DREAM, DANTON´S DEATH.
Select opera credits: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, DIE FLEDERMAUS, DIE SCHUMANN SONATE, FALSTAFF, PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE, FREMD BIN ICH EINGEZOGEN…
Katrin holds the office of co-president of the League of Professional Theatre Women and is the first president of the IG Kunst und Kultur in Liechtenstein.
She is a regular contributor to EUROPEAN STAGES, a publication of the Martin E. Segal Center.
Affliliations: Katrin is a full member of SDC, associate member of the Dramatists Guild, member of the Playwright Directors Unit of The Actors Studio and of Theater Resources Unlimited.
She has an MA in Philosophy, Musicology, English/American Literature from the University of Berne (Switzerland) and speaks English, German, Italian and French.