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Date & Time

7 Mar 2022 7pm-8:30pm




Exclusive to Tai Kwun Fan, Free of charge


With its 275-year tradition, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Berlin State Opera) belongs to one of the world’s most important opera companies.

The historic building in the centre of Berlin has undergone an extensive reconstruction. Since its renovation, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden has become one of the most modern opera houses in the world in terms of stage technology.

The event will be conducted in English, with simultaneous interpretation from English to Cantonese available.


Matthias Schulz | Director, Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Online)


Timothy Calnin | Director of Tai Kwun Arts

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Online talk

8:00pm – 8:30pm


Speaker Bio

Matthias Schulz

Matthias Schulz studied Concert Piano at the University Mozarteum Salzburg. After working for the Konzerthaus Dortmund in 2003, 2004 he started at the Salzburg Festival as Project Manager for the opera project "Mozart 22".

After completion of this opera project Matthias Schulz worked as Concert and Media Manager at the Salzburg Festival from 2005 until 2009 being responsible for the concert and the initiation and strategic planning of the media productions. In the following years Schulz was Head of Concert Planning of the Salzburg Festival and besides being responsible for the concert area he was also involved in the overall planning of the Festival productions.

In 2012 Matthias Schulz took responsibility as General Artistic and Managing Director of the Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg.  Besides the concert planning he was also responsible for the other two core areas of the Stiftung the science and museums.

June 2015 Matthias Schulz became the director designate of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. In September 2017 he became co-director together with the director Jürgen Flimm. On 1 April 2018 Matthias Schulz took over the overall responsibility of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden as director. From summer 2025  onwards  he will be the new director of the Opernhaus Zurich.

Matthias Schulz was and is a board member of various festivals and jury member of international competitions.

Programme Highlights