Hans-Joachim Frey

Hans-Joachim Frey
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    • FIDELIO Opera by Ludwig van Beethoven / Premiere


Hans-Joachim Frey is a unique international culture manager and opera stage director. His main unique goal is to connect arts, culture, sport and economy to benefit all sides.

Hans-Joachim has been the Founder, Artistic Director and Chairman of Board of Dresden Opera Ball for many years. He’s a board member of all cultural institutions in Austria in Linz, the director of Linz Brucknerhaus. Frey is the Advisor to the General director of the Bolshoi theater of Russia in Moscow, an Artistic director of Sirius Foundation "Talent and success" Sochi, and the Main Founder and Chairman of the Fund’s Board of the Fund "Art Bridge" in Moscow.

Hans-Joachim Frey is working for different countries all over the world, he aims to unite the people through the culture bridges.


Diplomas of the opera singer, stage director of musical theater and the cultural manager (Hamburg University of Music and Theater, 1990 and 1993).

Professional activity:

He was 10 years the Artistic Director of Dresden Semper Opera Theater till 2007; and after 4 years – the General Director of Theater Bremen of 5 state theaters; and from 2011-2018 – the Artistic Director and General Director of Brucknerhaus concert hall in Linz, Austria.

Since 2006 – Founder, Artistic Director and Chairman of Board of the Opera Ball in Semper Opera in Dresden, Germany;

2011-2018 – invited Professor at the College of Arts and at the University of Ewha, Seoul, South Korea; since 2013 – Adviser to the General Director of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia;

and since 2017 – Artistic Director of Sirius Foundation "Talent and success" Sochi;

As the stage director he made around 40 of the international stage direction productions in many countries of the world mainly in Russia, Belarus, China, Germany, Austria and Bulgaria.

In addition, Hans-Joachim Frey for 26 years is leading the International singing competition of Italian Opera "Competizione dell’Opera" – one of the main and prestigious competitions of the youth opera singers in the world.

Since 2021 he is Senator of German BWA - Association for Business and Trade, Berlin.

The main moto of Mr. Hans-Joachim Frey: "The Culture unites the people!"

"Culture unites. This is an international language, understandable to everyone, there are no barriers in it. Culture builds bridges, brings peoples and countries together, leads to mutual understanding. Culture creates a common identity. In today's world, this is our chance to understand each other. For this, it's worth paying attention, spending time, energy".

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