Hans-Joachim Frey is one of the few European managers in the field of culture, who, except as Director of an international opera theatre, acted as General Director of a big theatre with mixed repertoire and from time to time directed a big concert hall and international festival.
He was born on 10 June1965 in Hanover, Germany. He graduated the High Music School in Hamburg with three majors at the same time - opera singer, director of music theatre and cultural manager.
From 1997 to 2007 he was Opera Director of the famous Dresdner Semperoper, and from 2007 to 2011 he was General Director at the Bremen Theatre.
In 2006, he found the yearly ball of Dresdner Semperoper, which turned to be one of the most successful events in the field of classical music in Germany and is being telecasted for more than 4 hours in Germany and in whole Europe.
In 1996, he found the International Singing Competition in Dresden, which has been recently one of the most famous of its kind in the world. The competition expanded its scope and in 2011 it was held at Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, in 2012 at Bolshoi Theatre Minsk, and in 2013 - at Brucknerhaus Linz, Austria.
From 2008 to 2010 Hans-Joachim Frey set "Aida", "Der fliegende Holländer" and "Turandot" before more than 35 thousand spectators of the directed by him Lake Stage in Bremen.
He set his productions at Mikhaylovsky Theatre and at Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, as well as at Boris Pokrovsky Chamber Opera in Moscow. In 2012, he set "Der fliegende Holländer" by Richard Wagner for the first time on the other side of Ural by the Lake Baikal and at the theatres in Ulan-Ude and Irkutsk, and in 2013 - in Minsk.
Since 2011, he has been guest professor at Art College in Seoul, South Korea.